Dr. Madeline Levine
Levine graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New York at Buffalo, where she received both a B.A. in English and a Masters degree in Education. She then attended Columbia University School of Social Work. Her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology were received from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, California.
Levine began her career as an elementary and junior high school teacher in the South Bronx of New York before moving to California and earning her degrees in psychology. She had a large clinical practice with an emphasis on child and adolescent problems and parenting issues. She has taught child development classes to graduate students at the University of California Medical Center/ San Francisco. For many years, Dr. Levine has been a consultant to various Bay Area schools, from pre-school through high school, as well as to schools, both public and private, throughout the country. Levine is the co-founder of the Challenge Success project at the Stanford University School of Education that was created with a mission to inform, inspire, and equip youth, parents and schools to adopt practices that expand options for youth success.
Her two previous books, Viewing Violence and See No Evil both received critical acclaim. Viewing Violence was awarded a Silver Honor by Parent's Choice, the only non-profit consumer's guide to media for, and about, children. It has been used in undergraduate college courses in a number of universities including Harvard. To learn more about Dr. Levine, please visit madelinelevine.com.
Learn more about Dr. Levine's visit to the School in November 2016.