who i am, and what i do
I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the
University of Southern California, where I conducted
research on the causes of aggression. After
finishing my doctorate, I trained as a Post-Doctoral
Fellow at the University of New Hampshire at the Family
Research Laboratory, and then began my career in public
higher education in Massachusetts. In 1993 I
started teaching as an Assistant Professor at
Bridgewater State University. I am a full
Professor there today, in the Department of Psychology.
In 2004, I was awarded the first Presidential
Fellowship at Bridgewater State University to found a Center to work on
understanding and reducing bullying and cyberbullying.
This was the beginning of the Massachusetts Aggression
Reduction Center, or "MARC," an academic Center in
public higher education, committed to a public health
model for bullying and cyberbullying prevention for the
state of Massachusetts. We offer some
programs and services for other states as well.
Today, we have approximately forty faculty, graduate
students, undergraduate students, and support staff
working at MARC. And we still deliver high-quality
bullying and cyberbullying prevention services to K-12
schools and other stakeholders - usually, at no cost to
those within Massachusetts .
The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center conducts
research and provides many types of programs and
services to schools. I am, at heart, a researcher,
and I believe in basing the training materials I author
on the research I conduct. There's a link to the
right of this paragraph, if you'd like to read some of
my research papers.
In addition to papers that are published primarily in academic journals, I've also authored a great many other materials that you may find useful. There are materials written for parents, teachers, and/or administrators about understanding and responding to bullying and cyberbullying. There are bullying and cyberbullying Curricula (one for grades K-5 and one for grades 9-12). (Both are research-based.)
I've trained tens of thousands of teachers, counselors,
and administrators, thousands of students, and have been
teaching graduate and undergraduate students for almost
20 years. I present at local and national
conferences every year across the United States. I
am the author of two books:
out in three editions and published by Erlbaum, and Bullying Online, Offline, and
Between the Lines, currently in progress
for Harvard Press.