Conferences & Institutes

Bullying Conference


"Bullying: How Teachers Can Respond"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013



Northern Illinois University is proud to present the 3rd Annual Conference "Bullying: How Teachers Can Respond," Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, DeKalb, Ill.

The goal of this professional development conference is to inform and educate administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff members about how they can respond to the issue of bullying in their schools. This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Education.

CPDUs for licensed educators and CEs for Social Workers and Counselors will be available for those completing the conference.

Speakers (subject to change):

Keynote Speakers:

"Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders: What Teachers Need to Know"

Kelly Summers, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations, Northern Illinois University


Michele K. Demaray, Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Additional Speakers:

Molly Holmes, Director, LGBT Resource Center, Northern Illinois University

Alice M. Ralph, J.D., Assistant Director, Investigations & Administration, Center for Affirmative Action, Human Resource Services, Northern Illinois University

Karen Whited, School Counselor, Murphy Junior High School, Plainfield, Ill.

Jennifer Wikoff, Assistant Prinicpal, Murphy Junior High School, Plainfield, Ill.


Registration is $150 per person and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
An early bird rate of $125 may be granted for those who register on or before October 7, 2013.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Mark Pietrowski
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Phone: 815-753-1456



Marti Jernberg
College of Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Phone: 815-753-3005