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Dr. Dorothy Espelage

Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and an International Expert in Bullying

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From the playground to school halls, bullying is an issue we have come to face. Seventy-five percent of all adolescents have reported being a victim of bullying at some point in their lives. Teen suicide due to peer bullying is on the rise. The media coverage of bullying (and its misinformation on the topic) has brought the issue to the surface. What some see as a typical challenge of growing up is becoming more serious than ever before. But what is bullying? What forms does it take? And, most importantly, what can we do to fix it?

Dr. Dorothy Espelage has been working for over fifteen years on the answers to these questions. A Professor of Child Development at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Espelages unique perspective and research have made her one of the nations leading authorities on bullying, including cyber bullying, bullying within dating relationships, and sexual harassment among peers. From Oprah and The Today Show to GMA and CNN, Dr. Espelage speaks about looking at bullying in a new way and how to come up with real solutions to a growing problem.

At the podium, Dr. Espelage speaks candidly about her empirical research into one of the most common epidemics in todays schools. For over 17 years, she has spoken to hundreds of thousands of kids about their lives and why they bully, why they get bullied, and why bystanders do not assist victims. She has a clear message for school administrators, teachers, parents, siblings, and community members. All of us play a role in reducing bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and our families. She engages her audiences to think about their own attitudes and how these attitudes might minimize bullying. Audiences leave her energetic and informative presentations learning about the most current and innovative research findings and how to apply them.

Dr. Espelage holds a bachelors degree in Psychology (Virginia Commonwealth University), a masters degree in Clinical Psychology (Radford University) and received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. She has been a part of the Department of Educational Psychology and Child Development Division of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1997. She has received numerous awards for her work in counseling and psychology, including Scholar of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Fellow Status from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Espelage is a consultant at the national and international level, consulting for the US Embassy, US Congress & Senate the American Psychological Association and the National Anti-Bullying Campaign (www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov) among many others. Shes been featured on national media, including Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, Today Show, USA Today, Discovery Channel and Readers Digest and spoken at national forums such as National Educational Association, US Embassy, Rand Corporation, as well as many universities and associations.

Dr. Espelage is currently implementing a bully prevention programs in over 36 schools in the Midwest and her expertise has assisted hundreds of schools across the country to implement a program that fits their needs. . Now that 44 out of 50 states have bullying policy mandates and legislation, Dr. Espelage confers with teachers and districts to develop new ways of practicing bully prevention. She has a keen understanding of the constraints put on teachers and administration. Her workshops work directly with faculty on how to implement new bully prevention techniques into an already busy school day with minimal stress.

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Dr. Dorothy Espelage

Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and an International Expert in Bullying

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Dr. Dorothy Espelage Biography

From the playground to school halls, bullying is an issue we have come to face. Seventy-five percent of all adolescents have reported being a victim of bullying at some point in their lives. Teen suicide due to peer bullying is on the rise. The media coverage of bullying (and its misinformation on the topic) has brought the issue to the surface. What some see as a typical challenge of growing up is becoming more serious than ever before. But what is bullying? What forms does it take? And, most importantly, what can we do to fix it?

Dr. Dorothy Espelage has been working for over fifteen years on the answers to these questions. A Professor of Child Development at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Espelages unique perspective and research have made her one of the nations leading authorities on bullying, including cyber bullying, bullying within dating relationships, and sexual harassment among peers. From Oprah and The Today Show to GMA and CNN, Dr. Espelage speaks about looking at bullying in a new way and how to come up with real solutions to a growing problem.

At the podium, Dr. Espelage speaks candidly about her empirical research into one of the most common epidemics in todays schools. For over 17 years, she has spoken to hundreds of thousands of kids about their lives and why they bully, why they get bullied, and why bystanders do not assist victims. She has a clear message for school administrators, teachers, parents, siblings, and community members. All of us play a role in reducing bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and our families. She engages her audiences to think about their own attitudes and how these attitudes might minimize bullying. Audiences leave her energetic and informative presentations learning about the most current and innovative research findings and how to apply them.

Dr. Espelage holds a bachelors degree in Psychology (Virginia Commonwealth University), a masters degree in Clinical Psychology (Radford University) and received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. She has been a part of the Department of Educational Psychology and Child Development Division of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1997. She has received numerous awards for her work in counseling and psychology, including Scholar of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Fellow Status from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Espelage is a consultant at the national and international level, consulting for the US Embassy, US Congress & Senate the American Psychological Association and the National Anti-Bullying Campaign (www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov) among many others. Shes been featured on national media, including Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, Today Show, USA Today, Discovery Channel and Readers Digest and spoken at national forums such as National Educational Association, US Embassy, Rand Corporation, as well as many universities and associations.

Dr. Espelage is currently implementing a bully prevention programs in over 36 schools in the Midwest and her expertise has assisted hundreds of schools across the country to implement a program that fits their needs. . Now that 44 out of 50 states have bullying policy mandates and legislation, Dr. Espelage confers with teachers and districts to develop new ways of practicing bully prevention. She has a keen understanding of the constraints put on teachers and administration. Her workshops work directly with faculty on how to implement new bully prevention techniques into an already busy school day with minimal stress.

Dr. Dorothy Espelage Videos

  • Ed-Talk: Social-Emotional Learning: Prevent Bullying & Promote ...
  • 2012 Safe Schools, Safe Communities: Dorothy Espelage Keynote ...
  • 2014 Nadherny/Calciano Youth Symposium: Dorothy Espelage ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Dr. Dorothy Espelage?

    Booking fees for Dr. Dorothy Espelage, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Dorothy Espelage, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dr. Dorothy Espelage?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Dorothy Espelage for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Dorothy Espelage for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Dorothy Espelage or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Dorothy Espelage or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dr. Dorothy Espelage is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Dorothy Espelage for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dr. Dorothy Espelage generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kate MacHugh, Jodee Blanco, Spencer West, Ashley Michelle Berry and Justin Matott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Dorothy Espelage for an upcoming event.

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  • Ed-Talk: Social-Emotional Learning: Prevent Bullying & Promote ...
    2012 Safe Schools, Safe Communities: Dorothy Espelage Keynote ...
  • 2014 Nadherny/Calciano Youth Symposium: Dorothy Espelage ...

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