Professional Advisory Council

Dearborn Academy's professional advisory council includes leading researchers, educators and clinicians.

The council meets annually and is available to the Dearborn Academy administration to provide advice and guidance.


Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Emerson College. Coordinator of Academic and Disability Services, Emerson College.

Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D.
Senior Associate in Psychology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School )

Robert Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Edward Hallowell, M.D.
Founder, The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health

Nancy Rappaport, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

John Ratey, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Lynn Sanford, LICSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Simmons College

Richard Weissbourd, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Kennedy School of Government, Founder, ReadBoston and WriteBoston

Howard Rossman, Ph.D.
Clinician and Former Director of Dearborn Academy