Florida International University has a number of professors who can speak about the issues surrounding school bullying. This is a list of experts willing to offer their insight to media and the public. This list is being updated continuously.
For assistance reaching any of these professors, please call the FIU Office of Media Relations at 305-348-2232.
Lindsay C. Malloy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Malloy’s research addresses questions concerning children’s and adolescents’ disclosure of negative or traumatic experiences, children’s memory and eyewitness testimony, developmentally-appropriate investigative interviewing techniques, and implications of research findings for the legal system. She has published her work in scholarly articles (e.g., in Developmental Psychology, Law & Human Behavior, Child Development) and in reports and chapters for non-academic professional audiences. She is also co-editor of a new volume concerning children¹s testimony (Children’s Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice; Wiley, 2011). Malloy received an award from the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group for early career contributions to the field of investigative interviewing (2010) and was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (2011).
Jeremy Pettit, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Pettit conducts research on depression, anxiety, and suicidal behaviors in adolescence and emerging adulthood. He has a particular focus on the course of depression, anxiety, and suicidal behaviors over time, including interpersonal and cognitive factors that contribute to the onset, maintenance, and recurrence of these behaviors. Pettit is the author of two books and more than 80 research articles and book chapters. His research program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Paige Telan, Ph.D.
Telan is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, also holding a doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University. In addition, she is a certified clinical supervisor in the state of Florida who advises and supervises graduate students pursuing a degree in mental health counseling. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, community mental health agencies and private practice. She provides individual, group and family therapy for a variety of issues including depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress management and personal growth.