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Quote: High expectations were met and exceeded. So impressed by faculty’s generosity, experience, approachable intelligence.

Paula Chu, Ph.D., Associate Director
has a private coaching/consulting practice that specializes in supporting independent school administrators. Paula worked for 16 years at the Ethel Walker School, dividing those years between serving as Director of Counseling and Academic Dean, and teaching throughout. She currently lives on the campus of the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. For more information, visit [above: far right]

Roland Davis, MSW, Ph.D.
is an educational consultant with expertise in the transition of students of color from high school to college, as well as school climate and culture. Working with educators and students from both high school and university levels, he was formerly the Assistant Head of the Middlesex School, and was the Director of the Office of Intercultural Education and Associate Dean of Students at Bates College. [second from right]

Sam Osherson, Ph.D.
is a Professor of Psychology at the Fielding Graduate Institute. A psychotherapist and prolific author, he has written several books, including Finding Our Fathers: How a Man’s Life Is Shaped by the Relationship with His Father. His most recent book is The Stethoscope Cure, a novel about war and psychotherapy. He blogs for Psychology Today at [second from left]

Ellen Porter Honnet, Ed.D., Institute Director
is a psychologist with expertise in cross-cultural issues, adolescent sexuality and listening skills. Working with teens and young adults, her training was at the Harvard and Wellesley College Health Services. She was for several years a residential dean and Assistant Dean for Co-education/Sexual Harassment Hearing Officer at Harvard College. [far left]

Janet Sand, Ph.D.
is a psychologist in independent practice. She was a clinician and supervisor at the Harvard University Mental Health Service, serving students, faculty, staff, and their families. She has a particular interest in the current state of couples and families, and its relation to stress and anxiety. [center]

Jonathan Wilson, MSW, LCSW
is a psychotherapist in Lakeville, CT, where he maintains an independent practice and is a counselor at The Hotchkiss School. He has worked in independent schools in various roles: teacher, college advisor, admissions associate, counselor, coach, dorm parent. He is particularly interested in vulnerability, courage, and resilience around shame. [new faculty member; not shown above]