DR. David R. Caruso


David is a research affiliate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Special Assistant to the Dean for Organization Development in the Yale College Dean’s Office. He is also the co-founder of Emotional Intelligence (EI) Skills Group

David is the co-author of the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and has provided feedback to thousands of executives.  He and colleague Peter Salovey wrote the practical “how-to” book, The Emotionally Intelligent Manager, and he is a co-author of The Anchors of Emotional Literacy program (Brackett, Caruso & Stern).

David has published numerous articles – peer reviewed journal articles, reviews and chapters - on the topics of emotional intelligence and leadership. He has spoken to executives and has trained thousands of professionals around the world from Brazil to Ireland to China to Russia. Clients have included Lockheed Martin, Google, Procore, Sberbank, and USCIS.  

David received his Ph.D. in psychology from Case Western Reserve University and was then awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in psychology at Yale University. 

David has also held positions in market research, strategic planning, and product management. He led numerous product development teams, developed and implemented marketing plans and introduced new products in the United States and Europe with P&L responsibility.