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Dewey Cornell
Phone: 434-924-0793
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Bavaro Hall 206G
Curriculum vitae: Cornell_CV_7-11-16
Department: Human Services
Mailing Address: PO Box 400270, Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1981
  • M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1979
  • B.A., Transylvania University, 1977

Academic Offerings

Research Labs

Personal Statement

Dewey G. Cornell, Ph. D. is a forensic clinical psychologist and Bunker Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Cornell is Director of the U.Va. Virginia Youth Violence Project and a faculty associate of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. His research and teaching is concerned with the prevention of youth violence and bullying, as well as the facilitation of healthy student development and achievement through a supportive and structured school climate.  Dr. Cornell has worked with juvenile and adult violent offenders, testified in criminal proceedings and legislative hearings, and consulted on violence prevention efforts. He has authored more than 200 publications in psychology and education, including studies of juvenile homicide, school safety, bullying, and threat assessment. Two of his books are School Violence: Fears Versus Facts, and Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence. He is currently conducting a federally-funded study of school climate and bullying in more than 700 Virginia secondary schools.

Research Interests

Forensic clinical psychology; psychological assessment; juvenile violence and delinquency prevention; school safety, bullying, and student threat assessment.


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