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Joel Meyers

Professor    Director, Center for School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management    

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1971
B.A., Wetern Reserve University, 1966


Primary prevention of learning and adjustment problems
School-based consultation and pre-referral intervention strategies
Prevention of school violence and school dropouts
School reform


Joel Meyers is a Regents’ professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and is the executive director of the Center for School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management. Meyers previously served as president of the American Psychological Association Division of School Psychology and has served as the editor of the Journal of School Psychology.

Dr. Meyers has over $5,000,000 of funding for research support and has over 100 publications. His research interests include bullying, school climate, commercial sexual exploitation of children and school-based consultation.

He has received a number of awards including: Distinguished Service Award from APA’s Division of School Psychology; Dorothy Hughes Memorial Award for Contribution to Educational and School Psychology; President’s Award for Excellence in Research, University at Albany, State University of New York; Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education, Georgia State University; Award for Research Mentoring, College of Education, Georgia State University; and appointment as Regents Professor, Georgia Board of Regents.