Paula J. Caplan Ph.D is a clinical and research psychologist, author of books and plays, playwright, actor, and director. She was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, received her A.B. with honors from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. She is currently an Associate at Harvard University's DuBois Institute, working on the Voices of Diversity project, and recently completed two years as a Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program of the Kennedy School at Harvard. She has given more than 400 invited addresses and invited workshops and has done more than 1,000 media interviews as part of her work in public education and activism.