Spirit of Erikson Institute Award honoree
Carol Brunson Day, Ph.D.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Recognized as a leader in the field of early childhood education, Erikson alumna Carol Brunson Day, M.Ed. ’69, previously served as president of the National Black Child Development Institute.
She has authored publications on subjects such as professional development, diversity and multicultural education, and cultural influences on development, and has a long history of expertise on African American culture and heritage.
Keynote speakerRichard J. Davidson
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Richard J. Davidson’s research is focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style, and on methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices.
He is the director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin.