Erik Gregory

Erik Gregory

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Gregory specializes in positive psychology, a field that examines healthy human functioning such as courage, hope, optimism, and happiness. He worked internationally with children and adolescents as a psychotherapist and consulted with leaders in higher education, media, and business.

He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Higher Education Administration and Human Development and Psychology. He has held appointments with the National Cancer Institute in Hawaii, the Spencer Foundation, the University of Chicago and completed his post-doctoral studies at the Harvard Medical School.  He served as a clinical intern at the Tavistock Institute in London where he worked as a consultant to the entertainment industry and as a leader in the treatment of refugee children suffering from trauma.

Dr. Gregory lived and worked in Austria, Germany, England, New Zealand, and Spain.  He is a Board member of the Oversees Education Fund, El Salvador, a non-profit organization that builds schools and health clinics in rural and poverty-stricken areas of the country and provides micro-credit loans.  He received the Littauer Fellow Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School and worked with the Public Diplomacy Collaborative and Shorenstein Center of Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard examining 21st century models of leadership.