Dr. Christine Mason
Dr. Christine Mason, an educational psychologist and CEI Executive Director, is responsible for research, professional development, and special initiatives. She is a nationally recognized expert in the area of educational reform, mindfulness, teacher mentoring, and special education. Dr. Mason has made more than 500 national, international, regional, and local presentations on topics ranging from inclusion and IDEA to student self-determination and integrating the arts.
Dr. Mason has served as a researcher, professor, senior scientist in disability education, university professor, evaluator, consultant, and entrepreneur. She has also served as an Interim Principal at the Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India; Director of Professional Development for the Student Support Center in Washington, D.C.; a Senior Research Scientist with CESSI in McLean, Va.; and the Senior Director for Research and Development with the Council for Exceptional Children. She is an IKYTA certified yoga instructor with 17 years experience teaching weekly yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes She is also a certified radiant child yoga instructor. Dr. Mason has authored more than 100 books and articles; and served as the Principal Investigator, Director, or Evaluator on over 15 national projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health. Two of these projects focused on teacher mentoring and several projects involved best practices implementation.
She has served on many national panels and advisory committees and led strategic planning for federal and project initiatives at two national organizations. She received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from The Ohio State University and has received awards as a Distinguished Researcher (in Montana) and fellowships for post-doctorate work both from the University of Washington and also to assist with educational planning in India