McCabe is a well-loved Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers University and frequent speaker to business, education and media interests. He has a B.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University (1966), an M.B.A. in Marketing from Seton Hall University (1970), and a Ph.D in Management from NYU (1985). He is the author of “Cheating In College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do About It”.
Over the past 40 years, a huge change has occurred in American culture: the transfer of authority from parents to children. Children today often choose their meals, their engagement with social media and sometimes even their school. As a result of these and other numerous factors, today’s children are more likely to be less physically fit, overweight and to become anxious or depressed compared with kids 30 years ago.
Madeline Levine, M.A., PhD. is a psychologist with over 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant and educator. She is a New York Times bestselling author of “The Price of Privilege” and “Teach Your Children Well”. She is co-founder of Challenge Success a project started at Stanford’s School of Education. Dr. Levine lives just outside of San Francisco with her husband and is the (extremely) proud mother of three sons.
Today, introversion as well as sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness have become second class personality traits. Our culture overly embraces the extrovert as the ideal personality. Cain busts the myth of the shy as wallflowers, casting them instead as powerful forces and innovative leaders.
Lenore Skenazy is a graduate of Yale University and writes an op-ed column that appears in more than 100 publications. After she let her 9-year-old take the subway by himself and wrote about it, she found herself on “The Today Show,” “Dr. Phil,” and even the BBC, defending herself against charges she was “America’s Worst Mom.” She has written the book, Free-Range Kids.
Professor Wang’s first book, Welcome To Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How To Drive, was a New York Times best-seller. His second book is Welcome To Your Child’s Brain: How The Mind Develops From Conception To College. Both books were co-authored with fellow neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.
Dr. Wagner, the founder of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, consults internationally on school improvement. His books include The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can Do About It (2008) Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World (2012).
Dr. August Leming is a nationally recognized expert and leader in the art of optimal health and author of soon to be published, “The Psychology of Coaching”. As a professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology, author, and President of the SOURCE Institute for Human Performance, he has worked with thousands of adults and adolescents seeking personal wellness and performance.
Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder is the executive director of Answer, an award-winning national organization based at Rutgers University that is dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.
Survivor, expert, and activist Jodee Blanco is a pre-eminent voice on the subject of school bullying. She has presented “It’s NOT Just Joking Around!” her acclaimed anti-bullying program, to over 500,000 students, teachers, and parents nationwide.
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, is a professor at New York University. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating. For more information, visit foodpolitics.com
NASA and Boeing will not hire even the highest ranked graduate from Harvard or Cal Tech if they did not play using their hands as children. Why? Because they have learned that this type of play is essential for innovative problem solving in adults. Dr. Stuart Brown will explain why play makes us successful humans by sharing insights gleaned from his career studying human and animal behavior.