Roger P. Weissberg is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, a distinction he received in 2009, and a professor of psychology and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Weissberg directs the Social and Emotional Learning Research Group at UIC. He also is President of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, an international organization committed to making evidence-based social, emotional and academic learning an essential part of preschool through high school education.
He is a recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation's five-year Faculty Scholars Award in Children's Mental Health, the Connecticut Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Psychological Contribution in the Public Interest, and the National Mental Health Association's Lela Rowland Prevention Award. He also received the 2008 “Daring Dozen” award from the George Lucas Educational Foundation for being one of 12 people who are reshaping the future of education.
Recently, Weissberg was named a co-winner of the Society for Prevention Research's Nan Tobler Award for the Best Review of Prevention Research. The research focused on meta-analysis of social and emotional learning programs.