Prilleltensky was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada,
Australia, and the United States. He is Dean of Education and Human Development
at the University of Miami, the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in
Community Well-Being, and the Vice Provost for Institutional Culture. He has
published eight books and over 120 articles and chapters. His interests are in
the promotion of well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities; and
in the integration of wellness and fairness. He is the recipient of the 2014
“Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention” by the Society for Counseling
Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. He is also
the recipient of the 2011 "Distinguished Contribution to Theory and
Research Award" of the Community Psychology Division of APA. In addition,
he received the John Kalafat Award for the Practice of Community Psychology
from the same division of APA. He is leading an interdisciplinary team
developing assessments and online interventions to promote interpersonal,
community, occupational, psychological, physical, and economic (I COPPE)
well-being. Isaac is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of
the American Educational Research Association. In 2002 he was a visiting fellow
of the British Psychological Society. Isaac is a vegan and fitness aficionado.
He speaks several languages and has given keynote addresses in 23 countries.
His humour columns have been published in the Miami Herald and Miami Today. His
latest book is The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to
become Happier and Healthier.