Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D. is executive director of the Center for Promise. He is also a research associate professor in the department of child development and a senior fellow at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. His research focuses primarily on understanding how to create the conditions within which all children and youth thrive academically, socially, vocationally, and civically. The results of his work have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and books and presented at local, national,and international conferences. Prior to joining America's Promise, Dr. Zaff was a research associate at Child Trends and founder of the youth voice organization, 18to35 (merged with Mobilize.org). Dr. Zaff received his Ph.D. in lifespan developmental psychology from the University of Georgia.