Lisa Fiore

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Dr. Lisa B. Fiore is Professor and Chair of the Education Department, and Director of the Child Homelessness Initiative at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She is recognized as a leader in numerous efforts anchored in education and human development. Current research and professional consulting activities emphasize social-emotional learning and development, building and sustaining relationships in educational settings, un-centering and un-learning systemic complicities in educational settings/practices, and promoting strengths-based environments and awareness of the multi-generational effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in educational communities. Dr. Fiore is a co-founder of the Violence Against Women Initiative at Lesley University, which supports conferences and exhibitions to raise awareness and inspire action to stop violence against women on a global scale. Dr. Fiore is the author of several books for teachers and families, including: Grit, Resilience, & Motivation in Early Childhood; Assessment of Young Children: A Collaborative Approach; LifeSmart: Exploring Human Development; Successful Centers; Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children; and Building Trust between Faculty & Administrators: An Intercultural Perspective.

Dr. Fiore obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College, and holds an M.A.T. from Tufts University and a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University.