The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York is pleased to announce an early career award competition in support of our mission to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes and behaviors of educators, parents, students and society.
Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Bullying Abuse Prevention
Application Deadline: July 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
This award will recognize an individual who has made exemplary scholarly contributions to the field of bullying abuse prevention and conducted research that has the potential to influence practice and policy.
Applications are invited from early career professionals (no more than seven years from receiving doctoral degree) from psychology, education or a related field who work in an accredited college or university setting.
The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and $1,000.
Contact us at
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Applications must be submitted by July 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET and must include the following (single-spaced typed using 12-point font with 1-inch margins):
Use the "Submit an Entry" button to submit your application and documents using our online form. (Letters of support can also be sent directly to email@example.com from the person writing it.)
This award recognizes Chunyan Yang, PhD an individual who has made exemplary scholarly contributions to the field of bullying abuse prevention and conducted research that has the potential to influence practice and policy.
Chunyan Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at University of California at Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in School Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2015. Dr. Yang’s research interests focus on understanding how school members (e.g., students, teachers, parents, community members) interact with their living contexts (e.g., school, family, and culture) to promote and prohibit their resilience in face of a variety of risk factors in school settings and beyond, such as bullying, cyberbullying, peer victimization, teacher burnout, and mental health problems. Grounded in the social-ecological framework, she has conducted studies using multilevel and multi-informant approach to understand the functions of malleable factors (i.e., school climate, social-emotional learning, and school-wide practice) in promoting the wellbeing and engagement of all school members. She has also conducted risk and resilience research on cross-cultural and multi-cultural issues to inform culturally sensitive school-based practices supporting students and families with diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Yang is a nationally certified school psychologist. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSB, she was a school psychologist in the Multicultural Assessment and Consultation Team in a large and diverse school district in Northern Colorado. She was the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award from American Psychological Association, Division 16: School Psychology.
This award recognizes Stephanie A. Godleski, PhD an individual who has made exemplary scholarly contributions to the field of bullying abuse prevention and conducted research that has the potential to influence practice and policy.
Godleski is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She has been at RIT since fall 2015. Her areas of expertise are within clinical and developmental psychology. Her research focuses on developmental pathways to risk and resilience, particularly within early development from pregnancy to early childhood. In particular, she is interested in how parent and family influences (e.g., parental substance use, discipline) impact the development of aggressive thoughts and behaviors in childhood.
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