SEL DAY 2024 SUMMIT: Keynote

SEL Goes to University: How Higher Education is Engaging Social Emotional Learning


March 8, 2024, 2:00-2:50 PM EST

Colleges and universities are in the midst of dramatic changes and challenges as the needs of students, businesses, and societies are evolving rapidly. The SEL needs are mounting as institutions grapple with supporting students, faculty/staff and their communities in the face of all the complexity. What’s needed, what’s working, what’s next? Join pioneers and changemakers including Drs. Tim Eatman (Rutgers) & Ashley Finley (AAC&U) plus higher ed leaders from around the globe.


  • Dr. Tia Barnes, Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware
  • Dr. Timothy Eatman, Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers Newark
  • Joshua Freedman, CEO and Cofounder, Six Seconds; Adjunct, Columbia University & Antioch University
  • Dr. Ashley Finley, Vice President of Research and Senior Advisor to the President for the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Jazmyne Garrett, Tufts undergraduate student focused on SEL for DEIJB in higher education classrooms
  • Greg Lucas, Doctoral Student in EdD specializing in SEL at Antioch University; Director of SEL at New Visions for Public Schools
  • Bernardo Naranjo, Codirector of SEE Learning Mexico, leading an initiative to offer SEL to all pre service teachers in Coahuila, México

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