Laura M. Crothers is an associate professor in the school psychology program in the Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education at Duquesne University.nbsp;Crothers, who is a New Jersey-, Pennsylvania-, and nationally-certified school psychologist, has been recognized as a national expert in childhood bullying by the National Association of School Psychologists. She teaches the graduate-level consultation seminars in school psychology at Duquesne University, and has taught courses in counseling, development, and educational psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University. Crothers has contributed to the source literature by studying bullying in children and adolescents, and is currently investigating the effects of job stress and locus of control upon teachers' behavior management styles, assisting teachers in managing student behavior problems in the classroom, using guidance curricular techniques to manage female adolescent peer aggression, and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. In addition to her scholarly writing, Crothers has delivered lectures and conducted presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally.nbsp;Crothers provides professional reviews of manuscripts for Communiquï¿½, School Psychology Review, the Trainers' Forum, and the Journal of Research in Rural Education.
Jered B. Kolbert is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Development at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Kolbert is a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and he is a national certified counselor (NCC). Kolbert teaches graduate-level courses in counseling, including family counseling, life-span development, school counseling practicum, and a professional orientation course for school counselors. He has also taught at The College of William and Mary in Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.nbsp;Kolbert has worked as a school counselor, marriage and family counselor, and substance abuse counselor. He has authored publications in nationally refereed journals on a variety of topics, including evolutionary psychology, bullying, relational aggression, gender identity, and moral development.nbsp; Kolbert obtained his doctorate in counseling from The College of William and Mary.Tammy L. Hughes is an associate professor at Duquesne University and president of the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is also the co-chair of the School Psychology Leadership Roundtable (SPLR) and is a past-president of Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP). Hughes is an associate editor for Psychology in the Schools and serves on the editorial boards of School Psychology Quarterly and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. She is the author and coauthor of numerous books, journal articles, chapters, and other publications on child violence, differentiating emotional disturbance and social maladjustment, and understanding the relationship between emotional dysregulation and conduct problems in children. She routinely provides scholarly presentations at national and international conferences and professional sessions for local and state constituents. Her work experience includes assessment, counseling, and consultation services in forensic and juvenile justice settings focusing on parent-school-interagency treatment planning and integrity monitoring.