Co-President’s Message: Announcing our new president

One of the most momentous opportunities for any institution is the selection of a new president. We are delighted to announce that our national search is over.

[img_caption align=”right” caption=”Bowman and Stott” alt=”Barbara Bowman and Fran Stott”]Geoffrey A. Nagle, a leader in early childhood policy and research, has been named president and CEO of Erikson Institute.

He will be joining us on January 1, 2014, and will hold the Irving and Neison Harris President’s Chair.

Geoff comes from Tulane, where he is the director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He has worked tirelessly with Louisiana government leaders to strengthen early childhood care and education, receiving many awards for his advocacy.

Geoff also is a licensed clinical social worker and a dedicated researcher, focusing on the influence of early childhood research on public policy and the economic benefits of prevention and early intervention. Learn more about Geoff at

We believe his record of innovative leadership makes him the ideal choice for Erikson’s next president. And his deep social work experience will be invaluable as Erikson launches its M.S.W. degree program in 2014.

We have been honored to once again serve Erikson, this time as interim co-presidents. We look forward to welcoming Geoff to Erikson and supporting him as he strengthens our work to improve the lives of children and families everywhere.


Barbara T. Bowman
Interim President of External Affairs

Frances Stott
Interim President of Internal Affairs