Susan Engel is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College, and is also currently serving as Senior Fellow at the Rice Center for Teaching. She is co-founder of an experimental K-12 school in NY State, where she was the educational advisor for 18 years. Her research interests include the development of narrative, curiosity, and invention. Her current research examines how children pursue ideas. Her scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Cognitive Development, Harvard Educational Review, and the American Education Research Journal. Her writing on education has appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg View, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Salon, Huffington Post, and The Boston Globe. She has written nine books, including: The End of the Rainbow: How educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools, The Hungry Mind: The origins of curiosity in childhood, and The Intellectual Lives of Children. She is currently writing a book on kindergarten in America.