Professor Dorothy Espelage

Specialist Consultant Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD is a Professor in the Child Development Division of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She was recently named University Scholar and has fellow status in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Dr Espelage has conducted research on bullying for the last ten years. As a result, she presents regularly at national conferences and is author on over 70 professional publications. She is co-editor of a recently published book entitled “Bullying in American Schools: A Social-Ecological Perspective on Prevention and Intervention”. She is on the editorial board for Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence. She has presented hundreds of workshops and in-service training seminars for teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers across the US. Her research focuses on translating empirical findings into prevention and intervention programming.

Dr. Espelage has appeared on many television news and talk shows, including The Today Show; CNN; CBS Evening News; and The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been quoted in the national print press, including Time Magazine, USA Today, and People magazine.



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