Bullying is a serious matter for children and teens. NIU professor of psychology Michelle Demaray has spent more than a decade examining bullying and victimization in schools. Her research interests include cyber-bullying and cyber-victimization and the role of bystanders in the bullying situation.
A respected expert, Demaray has authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles. She has presented her research at professional conferences throughout her career and has been featured on WGN-TV. She serves as the editor for the Journal of School Psychology, a leading journal in the field that is managed by the Society for the Study of School Psychology.
Demaray earned a master’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is interested in the social/emotional issues in schools, including social/emotional screening. In 2014, she was part of a team awarded a grant by the Department of Education for Project Prevent and Address Bullying for students with disabilities.