Using her research experience and knowledge in the realm of bullying in American schools, Dr. Espelage has produced a large reservoir of resources, including hundreds of published articles and several books. Listed below are several books that she authored and a recent report that she released. To purchase a copy of the books, simply click on the image of the book. For a list of Dr. Espelage's published articles, please visit her ResearchGate page.


Bullying in North American Schools is an exciting compilation of research on bullying in school-aged youth by a representative group of researchers, including developmental, social, counseling, school, and clinical psychologists across North America.

The newest edition:

  • illustrates the complexity of bullying behaviors and offers suggestions for decision-making to intervene and work to reduce bullying behaviors
  • provides empirical guidance for school personnel as they develop bullying  prevention and intervention programs or evaluate existing programs
  • uses a social-ecological perspective in which bullying is examined across multiple contexts including individual characteristics, peer and family influences, and classroom dynamics
  • includes basic research data from leaders in the field of bullying and victimization in the United States and Canada
  • teaches practical implications of various types of programs and how to choose and implement one that fits their school ecology.
  • This text will help your students understand how to prevent bullying behavior and how to select and manage intervention efforts in schools and school districts.


Grounded in research and extensive experience in schools, Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools describes practical ways to combat bullying at the school, class, and individual levels. Step-by-step strategies are presented for developing school- and districtwide policies, coordinating team-based prevention efforts, and implementing targeted interventions with students at risk. Special topics include how to involve teachers, parents, and peers in making schools safer; ways to address the root causes of bullying and victimization; the growing problem of online or cyberbullying; and approaches to evaluating intervention effectiveness. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book features helpful reproducibles, concrete examples, and questions for reflection and discussion.


Dr. Espelage serves as co-chair of an American Educational Research Association (AERA) task force focused on the prevention of bullying in schools, colleges and universities. Click here or on the icon to the left for more information about a report her task force released at AERA's 94th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.