Hunter Gehlbach is professor and vice dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. His research focuses on the social element of social-emotional learning in middle and high school classrooms, developing interventions to improve teacher–student relationships and sense of belonging, and using social-psychological approaches to environmental education. He also helps educators design better surveys to obtain information that can be used to strengthen teacher and student outcomes. A former high school social studies teacher, he also taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Gevirtz School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Gehlbach received his PhD in educational psychology from Stanford University.