Keynote Speaker


Todd Kashdan


We are excited to announce our distinguished keynote speaker for RAD 2020 will be Dr. Todd Kashdan from George Mason University.

A world recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress, and anxiety, Dr. Todd Kashdan has published over 185 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your “good” self – drives success and fulfillment (Hudson Street Press) and Curious? Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life (HarperCollins). His books have been translated into over 15 languages. Dr. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. He has been named Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year at George Mason University and received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. He is a scientific advisor of Time, Inc., National Geographic, and Merck. He gives keynotes and workshops to organizations as diverse as the United States Department of Defense, the World Bank, Hormel, General Mills, Gensler, the Gap, and Standard Chartered Bank. His research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Washington Post. He’s a twin with twin 12-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

Check out some of Dr. Kashdan’s books available from Lewis Library!

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