Date: October 2
Location: Upper Campus Assembly Hall
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Public Welcome!

During our opening faculty meetings, Dr. Elizabeth Englander, author of one of our summer reading books, Bullying and Cyberbullying, made effective presentations to faculty at both campuses. Dr. Englander drew on recent research from an organization she founded and directs called the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) that can help us to develop more effective ways to combat mean behaviors at school and better support students and parents during different stages of child development.  IMS uses her MARC curriculum in our Life Skills classes on the Lower Campus. She will be making a presentation to parents on October 2. Please mark that date on your calendar. Submit your questions about bullying, cyberbullying, and social media use in advance and Dr. Englander will address your specific concerns at the meeting.

Dr. Elizabeth Kandel Englander graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors, and completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California as an All University Merit Fellow.  After being awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Research Service Award to study at the University of New Hampshire, she started teaching in the State University system in Massachusetts and is now a professor of Psychology. She was awarded a Presidential Fellowship to found and direct the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, which delivers free anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research to K-12 Education. Dr. Englander’s research and publications are nationally recognized and she was named Most Valuable Educator of 2013 by the Boston Red Sox because of her work in technological aggression and how it interacts with peer abusiveness in general. She was the Special Editor for the Cyberbullying issue of the Journal of Social Sciences, and has authored about a hundred articles in academic journals and books.  She is the author of Understanding Violence, and of Bullying and Cyberbullying: A Guide for Educators, recently released by Harvard Press. She has written three research-based curricula and many educational handouts for communities and professionals. Reflecting her interest in educating laypeople, Dr. Englander has answered questions in a column for the New York Times (online edition), and she writes the column Bullying Bulletin Board, which is syndicated by Gatehouse Media in hundreds of newspapers nationwide.

Please join us for Dr. Englander’s informative presentation on October 2. Open to the public.