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We invite you to use the following information for the development of news articles, press releases, and media interviews. All these resources may be used without permission, but we request that you please make appropriate reference to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

What is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program? (pdf)

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Benefits (pdf)

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Research and History (pdf)

Bullying FAQs (pdf)


Meet leaders of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States who are available for interviews.

Sue Limber photoWatch "A Conversation with Dr. Susan Limber"

Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., MLS , is a professor with the Institute on Family and Neighborhood life at Clemson University. She is a developmental psychologist who received her master's and doctoral degrees in psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a master's of legal studies from Nebraska.

Dr. Limber's research and writing focus on legal and psychological issues related to youth violence (particularly bullying among children), child protection, and children's rights. She directed the first wide-scale implementation and evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States and co-authored the Blueprint for the Bullying Prevention Program and Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, as well as many articles about bullying.

In recent years, Dr. Limber has directed the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States. She also provides consultation to the National Bullying Prevention Campaign, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. In 1997, she received the Saleem Shah Award for early career excellence in psychology-law policy, awarded by the American Psychology-Law Society of the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychiatry. In 2004, Dr. Limber received the American Psychological Association's Early Career Award for Psychology in the Public Interest.

Jan Urbanski,, (BS, EastJan Urbanskiern Connecticut State College; MA, Ed.S., Ed.D. University of South Florida) is the Director of Safe and Humane Schools within the Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life at Clemson University where she oversees dissemination of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and related initiatives focused on positive connections and reducing bullying and violence. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Urbanski was director of the Pinellas County Schools' Special Projects Office where she had responsibility for financial management for grants as well as grant procurement. She also served as the supervisor of the Safe and Drug Free Schools program where she directed the district's national award winning character education program and provided oversight of the district policy against bullying and harassment and implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Dr. Urbanski also has experience as a Prevention Specialist, an elementary teacher, and professional school counselor. She has been a Nationally Certified OBPP Trainer/Consultant, an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant (OTAC), and has served as the Florida State Leader for the OBPP.  She has conducted workshops on bullying prevention, conflict resolution, and character education at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Her research has focused on bullying prevention and school connectedness. She has authored several publications and curriculum related to bullying prevention. Dr. Urbanski was named the 2007 Florida DARE Educator of the Year, was inducted into the 2008 Who's Who of Prevention Leaders in Florida, and received the Arthur Shapiro Leadership Excellence Award in 2012.

Marlene Snyder photoMarlene Snyder is a former associate professor at the Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University in South Carolina and is the former training director for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Dr. Snyder has served as a national and international conference speaker, trainer, and technical assistance consultant for educational, mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice agencies, as well as parent education organizations. Dr. Snyder consults regularly with a wide variety of professional and community organizations on a range of topics related to bullying prevention and intervention.

She has also written extensively on the topic of ADHD, including a book entitled ADHD & Driving: A Guide for Parents of Teens with ADHD. Dr. Snyder is the founding president of the International Bullying Prevention Association.


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