The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education’s Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture returns on Monday, October 17 at Marriott Knoxville Downtown (525 Henley Street). A reception will take place from 5–6 p.m. followed by the lecture.
This year’s distinguished lecturer is Susan M. Swearer, Willa Cather Professor, chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, and professor of School Psychology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Swearer is a licensed psychologist, co-director of the Bullying Research Network and director of the Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative. For the past two decades, she has developed and implemented a data-based decision-making model for responding to bullying among school-aged youth and has conducted staff trainings in elementary, middle, and high schools, and higher education settings with the goal of helping to establish cost-effective and data-based strategies to reduce bullying behaviors.
Swearer is a supervising psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at UNL and for seven years was the Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, an APA-approved internship program that trains 40+ interns annually. Her career has been devoted to the intersection of research and practice and training the next generation of child and adolescent psychologists.
The Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series is funded by a gift from Mr. Goodrich honoring his wife. The lectures are intended to contribute to the intellectual life of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and to provide the public with new and provocative ideas, stimulating thought about possible solutions to educational problems in the United States.