Susan M. Swearer
Susan M. Swearer is Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She has been a high-school special-education teacher for students with emotional and behavioral disorders and has worked as a licensed professional counselor with children, adolescents, and families in residential treatment, inpatient, and outpatient settings. In addition to her role as a professor, she is a licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska, where she was Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology for seven years. She is a supervising psychologist in the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic at UNL and founder of the Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative. Professor Swearer's areas of expertise including bullying and peer victimization in children, youth, and young adults; youth empowerment and engagement; and cognitive-behavioral interventions with youth and their families. Chair of the Born This Way Foundation's Research Advisory Board, she earned her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She was inspired to advise CASA of Southern Connecticut after having been impressed with CASA programs in Texas and Nebraska.