Alberti Center Early Career Award

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 17, 2020 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.

Eligibility

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.

Award

The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and $1,000.

How to Apply

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by July 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET and must include the following (single-spaced typed using 12-point font with 1-inch margins):

  • Cover letter: A cover letter (no more than 1 page) summarizing exemplary contributions to effectively reducing bullying abuse
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of support: Letters of support from individuals familiar with specific professional contributions
  • Optional: Maximum of two supporting documents (e.g., publication reprint, program evaluation report)

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 alberticenter@buffalo.edu from the person writing it.)

2020 Early Career Award Recipient

This award recognizes *2020 winner's name* 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.

Portrait of Chunyan Yang.

Biography

Chunyan Yang is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at University of California at Berkeley. She received her PhD 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. 

Past Award Winners

2019 Early Career Award Recipient

Chunyan Yang, PhD.

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.

Biography

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. 

2018
Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Godleski, recipient of the 2018 Early Career Award!

2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jun Sung Hong, recipient of the 2017 Early Career Award!

2016
Congratulation to Dr. Lyndsay Jenkins, recipient of the 2016 Early Career Award!

2015
Congratulations to Dr. Chad A. Rose, recipient of the 2015 Early Career Award!

2014
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Greif Green, recipient of the 2014 Early Career Award!

2013
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Poteat, recipient of the 2013 Early Career Award!

2012
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Ttofi, recipient of the 2012 Early Career Award!