Spirit of Erikson Institute Award honoreeCarol Brunson Day, M.Ed. ’69, Ph.D.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Erikson alumna Carol Brunson Day has spent her career as an advocate for quality early childhood services, serving as CEO of both the Council for Professional Recognition and the National Black Child Development Institute.
She is recognized internationally for her expertise in teacher education, 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, Ph.D.
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.