Dr. Stephanie Jones
Director of the Ecological Approaches to Social-Emotional Learning (EASEL) Lab and Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dr. Stephanie Jones is a member of the Council of Distinguished Scientists, convened by the Aspen Institute, for the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. She served as co-editor of the 2018 issue of Future of Children, which focused on social-emotional learning. Over the last ten years, her work has focused on evaluation research addressing the impact of pre-school- and elementary-focused SEL interventions on behavioral and academic outcomes and classroom practices. Her work has also focused on new curriculum development, implementation, and testing. Dr. Jones’ developmental and experimental research investigates the causes and consequences of social-emotional problems and competencies; strategies for altering the pathways that shape children’s social-emotional development; and programs, interventions, and pedagogy that foster social-emotional competencies among children, adults, and environments. 

Dr. Stephanie Jones is a member of the Council of Distinguished Scientists, convened by the Aspen Institute, for the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. She served as co-editor of the 2018 issue of Future of Children, which focused on social-emotional learning. Over the last ten years, her work has focused on evaluation research addressing the impact of pre-school- and elementary-focused SEL interventions on behavioral and academic outcomes and classroom practices. Her work has also focused on new curriculum development, implementation, and testing. Dr. Jones’ developmental and experimental research investigates the causes and consequences of social-emotional problems and competencies; strategies for altering the pathways that shape children’s social-emotional development; and programs, interventions, and pedagogy that foster social-emotional competencies among children, adults, and environments.