Scientific Advisory Board

Samuel J. Meisels, Ph.D.Samuel J. Meisels, Ph.D., is president of Erikson Institute and holds the Irving and Neison Harris President’s Chair. One of the nation's leading authorities on the assessment of young children, Dr. Meisels’ research focuses on the development of alternative assessment strategies for young children, the impact of standardized tests on children, and developmental screening in early childhood.  A former preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade teacher, he also served as senior advisor in early childhood development for the Developmental Evaluation Clinic of Boston's Children's Hospital.