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The Teenage Brain - an interview with Dr. Sheryl Feinstein

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Dr. Sheryl Feinstein is Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. She is the author of the book, Secrets of the Teenage Brain 2nd Ed (2009), which is a national and international best seller for Corwin Publishing; Inside the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress (2009)Rowman & Littlefield Publisher; and The Brain and Strengths Based School Leadership, Corwin (2011). She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007-2008 and spent the year in Iringa, Tanzania and in 2006 was a summer fellow at Oxford, UK. One of the products of her Tanzanian experience was co-authoring the book, Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words: Stories of Illness and Disability.

In addition to teaching at Augustana College Sheryl consults at a correctional facility for adolescent boys in Minnesota. Prior to being at Augustana College, Sheryl taught in the public schools and was a curriculum consultant for a K-12 school district in Minnesota. She also started and was director of an Alternative School for high school students.