Carol A. Kusché, Ph.D., is the owner and Director of PATHS® Training LLC, which she founded in September 2000. In the early 1980's, Dr. Kusché conceptualized and wrote the majority of the original version of The PATHS® Curriculum and, with Dr. Mark Greenberg, was instrumental in its successful research implementation with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in Washington State, USA. In the later part of the 1980's, Dr. Kusché was the primary author of the revised version of the PATHS® Curriculum. She was also Co-Director with Dr. Greenberg for a research project at the University of Washington that documented the success of the PATHS® program with grade school children in both regular and special education. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kusché has continued her work with the writing of PATHS® curricular ;material, including the new version of the Grade Level PATHS® program. Additional works include PATHS® for Afterschool, the book PATHS® for Deaf Children, and numerous papers, articles, and book chapters. Dr. Kusché completed her education as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Washington in 1984 and as a Psychoanalyst at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 1996. For almost three decades, she has maintained a private practice in Seattle, WA, where she sees children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Kusché is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington and a faculty member at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
Paul Macaruso is a Professor of Psychology at Community College of Rhode Island. One of his main research interests is developmental and acquired disorders in reading and number processing. He completed his B.S. at Brown University in 1983, followed by a Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, then postdoctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has also been affiliated with Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Institute of Health Professions at Massachussetts General Hospital.
James Nottingham is a freelance trainer and educational consultant with particular expertise in Philosophy For Children (P4C). Starting in 2003 as a one-man band, he now leads a team of consultants based throughout the world. He has spoken to tens of thousands of teachers & leaders across the world and has written a number of books, including Challenging Learning (for teachers), Encouraging Learning (for parents) and Læringsreisen (in Norwegian). / Formerly a teacher and leader in both primary and secondary schools in the UK, James offers keynotes, in-service professional development and accredited courses. Topics other than Philosophy for Children include Challenge, Leadership and Visible Learning. In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 – a ‘definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and brightest innovators.’