Sean Talamas

Executive Director

A first-generation college graduate and Cuban-American from Miami, Sean completed his B.A in Psychology, M.A in industrial and organizational psychology, and M.A in teaching while serving active duty in a special operations career field in the U.S. Air Force. After the military, he completed his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) where he developed a passion for research and practice. 

Sean brought this passion to Character Lab and founded the development of the Character Lab Research Network, a platform that has facilitated over 100 randomized controlled trials by 75 leading scholars involving nearly 100,000 students spanning 11 different school districts. He serves on two Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation education R&D steering committees.