David Caruso PhD

David is a research affiliate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Special Assistant to the Dean of Yale College and 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 “how-to” book, The Emotionally Intelligent Manager. He is a co-author (with Lisa Rees) of The Leader’s Guide to Solving Challenges with Emotional Intelligence and he is a co-author of The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence school-based EI training 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. Over the years, he has spoken at Lockheed Martin, World Economic Forum, Google, Procore, Sberbank, Yale School of Medicine, US Coast Guard Academy and USCIS.


David was a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pre-doctoral fellow and received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. He was then awarded a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Developmental 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.