Susan Swearer

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Bullying Research Network

Susan Swearer

Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology

Ph.D., 1997, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. School Psychology. APA accredited School Psychology Program.
M.A., 1993, The University of Texas at Austin. School Psychology. APA and NASP accredited School Psychology Program
M.S., 1989, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Special Education.
B.A., 1987, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Psychology


Dr. Swearer is currently accepting graduate students for the 2018-2019 year. 
For more information please see this flyer.

Courses Taught

  • EDPS 867 – Ethical and Professional Practice in School Psychology
  • EDPS 954 – School Mental Health and Behavioral Interventions
  • EDPS 983 – Community Practice in School Psychology
  • EDPS 995 – Doctoral Seminar


Areas of Expertise:

    Bullying and peer victimization in children, youth, and young adults
    youth empowerment and youth engagement
    the comorbidity of psychological disorders in children and adolescents
    developmental factors in psychopathology
    and cognitive-behavioral interventions with youth and their families

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2014, Willa Cather Distinguished Professorship, UNL2014, International Advisory Board, PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), Canada2013, Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX2012, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Moral and Social Development Initiative2012, Chair Research Advisory Board, Born This Way Foundation2012, Invited facilitator, Harvard Law School Symposium on Youth Meanness and Cruelty, February 29, 2012. Cambridge, MA2011, Elected to the Society for the Study of School Psychology2011, Invited presenter, the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention, March 10, 2011. Washington, DC2010, Elected Fellow, Division 16, American Psychological Association2004, Honorable Mention, Division 16 Lightmer Witmer Early Career Award1999-2002, Gallup Research Professor, Gallup Research Center
Experience
2011-present Professor, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln2005-present Co-Director (with Dr. Shelley Hymel at University of British Columbia), The Bullying Research Network (BRNET; http://brnet.unl.edu)2004-2011 Associate Professor, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln2005-2006 Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School1997 - 2004 Assistant Professor, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. Department of Educational Psychology2012 - present Board Member, Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology1999 - present Licensed Psychologist, Nebraska2003 - 2012 Co-Director, Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology2005-2006 Visiting Psychologist at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.-1997: Licensed Professional Counselor, Center for Pediatric Psychiatry, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX. 1996 - 1997 Licensed Professional Counselor, Center for Pediatric Psychiatry, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX.1995 - 1996 Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern, Father Flanagan's Girls and Boys Home, Boys Town, NE. APA-approved Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology
Memberships
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive TherapiesAmerican Psychological Association (Divisions 16, 53)National Association for School PsychologistsNebraska Association for School PsychologistsSociety for Research on Child Development