Advisory Board

The Shrub Oak International School Advisory Board represents a diverse, international team of world-class experts in autism education. The Advisory Board reviews Shrub Oak programs, processes, and practices, and provides counsel and guidance on best practices and leading international research on ASD educational issues.

Simon Baron-Cohen, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D., Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)
Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he serves as Director of the University's Autism Research Centre and a Fellow of Trinity College.
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Christine Emmons, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Christine Emmons, Ph.D.
Dr. Emmons is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University Child Study Center and has devoted her life’s work to educational issues, particularly in the areas of evaluating and enhancing school performance and student development.
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Peter Gerhardt, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.
Executive Director of the EPIC School in Paramus, NJ. with more than 35 years of experience in support of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings.
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Jeffery Guenzel
Advisory Board Member
Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC
Mr. Jeffrey Guenzel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). Before joining ICDL, Mr. Guenzel held key leadership positions in government and the private sector.
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Alexander Kolevzon, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Alexander Kolevzon, M.D.
Dr. Kolevzon is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves as the Clinical Director of the Seaver Autism Center and Director of the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center for the Mount Sinai Health System.
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Brenda Smith Myles, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
Brenda Smith Myles brings to Shrub Oak International School an extraordinary level of experience and expertise as one of the most prolific and respected researchers in the field of autism education.
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Gary Mesibov, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D.
Dr. Mesibov was director of TEACCH, an internationally recognized program for its pioneering approaches to service, treatment, training, research and education of individuals with ASD.
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Barry Prizant, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Barry Prizant is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in autism spectrum disorders and communication disabilities, with more than 40 years experience as a researcher and international consultant for individuals with ASD and related disabilities.
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Stephen Shore, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Stephen Shore, Ph.D.
Now a professor at Adelphi University, Shore was diagnosed as a young boy with strong autistic tendencies and "too sick" for outpatient treatment.
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Michael Lee Wehmeyer, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Michael Lee Wehmeyer, Ph.D.
Dr. Wehmeyer is the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education and Chairperson of Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas (KU).
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