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Dorothy Espelage, Jeffrey Greene named APA Division 15 Fellows

Dorothy Espelage and Jeffrey Greene

Two faculty members, Dorothy Espelage and Jeffrey Greene, have been named Fellows of the American Psychological Association’s Division 15, Educational Psychology.

Espelage and Greene were elected as fellows by the APA’s Board of Directors and Council of Representatives at the association’s annual conference.

Dorothy Espelage, who joined the School of Education this year as a William C. Friday Distinguished Professor, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on a wide range of school safety and student well-being issues, being one of the first scholars in the U.S. to study bullying. During a 22-year academic career, she has written close to 200 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, edited seven books and 73 chapters on bullying, sexual and gender-based harassment, dating violence, and gang violence, becoming one of the most-cited scholars worldwide in her areas of research.

Espelage’s research has been supported by more than $15 million from institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice.

She was elected last year to the National Academy of Education. She is a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science and the APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. She was already a Fellow of APA’s Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology. She also is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and the Association of Psychological Sciences.

Jeffrey Greene, the School of Education’s McMichael Distinguished Professor, is a leading scholar of student cognition, self-regulated learning, and other educational psychology topics.

In 2016, the APA’s Division 15 awarded Greene its Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology.

He has been named as co-editor of the journal Educational Psychologist. He is on the editorial boards of Review of Educational Research, Contemporary Educational Psychology, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of the Learning Sciences, Metacognition & Learning, Science Education, and The Journal of Experimental Education.

Greene publishes in many top journals in the field, including Educational Psychologist and the Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Review of Educational Research. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, and the Spencer Foundation.

Greene also serves the School of Education as associate dean for academic affairs and director of graduate studies.