SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University and the Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education will host a workshop “Bullying Prevention: Making Our Schools a Safe Place to Learn” for middle and secondary educators, administrators, social workers, parents, and the community on Saturday, May 19.
The workshop will feature nationally known expert Dorothy Espelage, a professor of child development in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
For the past 18 years, she has conducted research on bullying, homophobic teasing, sexual harassment, and dating violence. She presents regularly at regional, national, and international conferences and is the author of more than 90 professional publications and has coauthored four published books.
Her research has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, PBS specials, and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
“This workshop offered by Shepherd’s Division of Graduate Studies will assist teachers in understanding and preventing bullying in our schools,” said Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley. “Dr. Espelage’s expertise should help teachers in the area learn helpful techniques to reduce incidences of bullying.”