Catherine P. Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Catherine P. Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed. is a University Professor and the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University and a master’s of education in counseling and guidance from the University of Georgia.
Her primary research interests focus on the development of aggressive behavior and school-based prevention. She collaborates on research projects examining bullying and school climate; the development of aggressive and problem behaviors; effects of exposure to violence, peer victimization, and environmental stress on children; children with emotional and behavioral disorders and autism; and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in schools. Dr. Bradshaw has served on the White House panel on bullying prevention and co-organized the IOM/National Academy of Sciences. She is chairing a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide on positive behavior support and is involved in other WWC reviews of classroom management and SEL programs.