Elizabeth Kandel Englander is a professor of Psychology and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of Massachusetts and nationwide. She is a nationally recognized researcher and expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of violence, aggression and abuse, and child development. She has a particular interest in technological aggression and how it interacts with peer abusiveness in general. The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center is the only center in public higher education which provides no- or low-cost cutting-edge programs and research for hundreds of schools every year. Each year Dr. Englander trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate students and collaborates with multiple agencies around the State of Massachusetts and across the nation.
Dr. Englander writes for both academic audiences and for the public. 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, a standard academic text in the field of child development, biological psychology, and violent criminal behavior, which was released in 2007 in its third edition. She has also written a variety of curricula and educational handouts for communities, and has a book for educators currently in press at Harvard Educational Press. Reflecting her interest in educating laypeople as well, 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.
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