Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series

With our commitment to furthering education and lifelong learning, Canterbury School is proud to sponsor the Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series.

This series features renowned speakers addressing a variety of topics designed to provide insight and inspiration for students, parents and the general community. All lectures are open to the public.


Tammy Toscos and Michelle Drouin

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Tammy Toscos, MS, PhD, Informatics Research Scientist, and Michelle Drouin, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, both from Parkview Health, will facilitate the second Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series event! Please join us at 7 p.m., at Canterbury High School's Summers Auditorium.


If you're like many parents, educators, and youth service providers, you may have questions about basic technology usage among children:

  • How much media should children consume each day?
  • At what age should children use social media?
  • Should I let my child play Fortnite/watch YouTube/connect with people on Xbox?
  • Should I be concerned about my child being cyber-bullied?

In this presentation, you'll learn how to keep your children safe online, as well as how to implement guidelines that will support their physical, psychological, and social development. Specifically:

  • Tammy Toscos, MS, PhD, Informatics Research Scientist, Parkview Health, will give an overview of the most prevalent technology questions facing today's parents, educators, and youth service providers, with a focus on describing the current social media landscape and using technology and social media in safe and appropriate ways.
  • Michelle Drouin, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Parkview Health, will then discuss some of the potential harms of online technology use from a developmental perspective, referencing guidelines and resources provided by two reputable agencies: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CommonSense Media.

You'll leave this talk empowered to engage their children in fruitful conversations about technology, even if you grew up in an era of technological paucity. The ultimate goal of the talk will be to answer your questions and help you devise immediately implementable action plans that will enable you to communicate with your children about safe and appropriate technology use.


Dr. Tammy Toscos holds a Ph.D. in Informatics from Indiana University, Bloomington where she focused on Human Computer Interaction Design. She also completed a Postdoctoral Health Services Research Fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis and worked as a Registered Dietitian prior to completing training in computer science. As a Research Scientist and Manager of Informatics Research at Parkview Research Center, Dr. Toscos leads an interdisciplinary team focused on finding optimal ways to leverage health information technologies to empower individuals to effectively manage their health.


Dr. Michelle Drouin (B.A. Cornell University, Ph.D., University of Oxford) is a developmental psychologist, professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, and internationally-recognized speaker on the psychology of technology, including online relationships, social media, and sexting. Dr. Drouin also serves as the Senior Research Scientist at Parkview Research Center.  Dr. Drouin’s research on sexting, social media, and mobile phone addiction has attracted international attention, and she regularly does interviews for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines.


Carter Cast

On April 25, 2018, the Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series kicked off with its first speaker, Carter Cast. Carter, a Northwestern Kellogg School of Management professor, talked about how brilliant careers are made, and the importance of self-awareness. His book "The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade" offers additional insight. View the full experience below.


Carter Cast is a professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he’s received the Faculty Impact Award each year from 2012-17 by his students. He also sits on the board of Kellogg Company and is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Dr. Cast’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. He's been a guest on shows like CNBC’s Power Lunch and Bloomberg. Prior to his academic and venture capital career, Dr. Cast was the CEO of and a marketing executive at PepsiCo, Inc.