Marvin Berkowitz

Marvin Berkowitz is a professor of character education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the co-director of the Center for Character and Citizenship. He also directs the Leadership Academy in Character Education. His scholarly focus is character education and development. Berkowitz is the author of You Cant Teach Through a Rat and Other Epiphanies for Educators (2012), Parenting for Good (2005), and more than 100 book chapters, monographs, and journal articles. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Character Education. Berkowitz has received numerous honors, including the Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Character Education Partnership (2006) and the Kuhmerker Career Award from the Association for Moral Education (2013). He earned his bachelors degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his doctorate in life-span developmental psychology at Wayne State University. Contact: berkowitz@umsl.edu