Dr Isaac 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 and the
inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being. He has
published seven 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.