Southeastern Psychological Association

2019 Annual Meeting - Program Highlights

Dr. Susan Limber

Dr. Susan Limber is the Dan Olweus Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Youth, Family & Community Studies at Clemson University, where she also serves as Graduate Program Director. She is a developmental psychologist who also holds a Masters of Legal Studies. Prior to coming to Clemson, she was the Associate Director in the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina. After receiving her PhD, she served two years as the James Marshal Public Policy Fellow for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), where she worked in the Public Policy Office at the American Psychological Association (APA).

Dr. Limber’s research and writing have focused on psychological and legal issues related to bullying among children, as well as youth civic engagement, and children’s rights. From 2001-2016, she provided consultation to bullying prevention efforts supported Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Dr. Limber has published numerous articles and chapters on the topic of bullying. She has co-authored key resource materials for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and co-authored the book, Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. 

Dr. Jim McNulty

Dr. Jim McNulty, Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, is a Fellow with the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  He also is the recipient of the Caryl Rusbult Award for contributions to the study of interpersonal relationships, and he was named an Esteemed Senior Scholar by the International Association for Relationships Research.  He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, to study processes involved in marriage   

Dr. McNulty’s program of research focuses on how strong marital beliefs may change or remain stable over time.  His current research seeks to understand directions for promoting the resilience of initially satisfying beliefs about close relationships, mainly through longitudinal studies of newlywed couples which focus on how various cognitive, behavioral, and personality variables on changes in marital satisfaction over time. 

CEPO Sponsored Sessions

CEPO is looking forward to sponsoring an invited talk by Dr. Nicole Patton Terry, Ph.D., ( Professor, Florida State University, FCRR-Florida Center for Reading Research). The topic of her talk will focus on a discussion of 2D’s that are related to learning outcomes in children: Disability status and dialect variation.

The CEPO Committee Chairs also anticipate a lively minority symposium related to the use of contemporary art or hip-hop psychology in the prevention and intervention. The speakers will be Lauren M. Roygardner, Ph.D., LMSW (Director of Evaluation and Business Intelligence, CASES- The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Adjunct Assistant Professor, The CUNY School of Professional Studies, Department of Psychology, Adjunct Instructor, Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, Department of Counseling and School Psychology) and Debangshu Roygardner, Ph.D. (Assistant Director of Mental Health Services and Assistant Director of the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection at the New York Foundling, Adjunct Assistant Professor, The CUNY School of Professional Studies, Department of Psychology).