Susan M. Swearer, PhD is a Professor of School Psychology in the APA- and NASP-accredited School Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She is the Co-Director of the Bullying Research Network; Co-Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology; and was a visiting Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School during her last sabbatical.
Dr Swearer is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Nebraska, and is a consultant to several schools and school districts across the nation on how to reduce bullying behaviors in their schools and communities. She has also consulted with the National School Violence Prevention Initiative, the National Education Association, The Center for Mental Health Services, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She has presented hundreds of keynote addresses and workshops on bullying world-wide.
Dr. Swearer is co-editor of the recently published books, Bullying in American Schools: A Social-Ecological Perspective on Prevention and Intervention (2011) and the Handbook of School Bullying: An International Perspective (2010), and is one of the authors of Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools (2009). She is on the Editorial Review Boards for the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, School Psychology Review, Journal of School Violence and School Psychology Quarterly. Dr. Swearer has written more than 100 professional publications on bullying, peer victimization, depression, and anxiety among school-aged youth. Her passion is helping school personnel to use their own data to make informed and educated decisions about the best bullying prevention and intervention strategies that will work in their schools.