Dr. Charisse L. Nixon
Charisse L. Nixon received her PhD in developmental psychology from West Virginia University and is currently an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie. Her primary research interest focuses on all forms of peer mistreatment, including both relational and physical mistreatment. Charisse is currently studying effective prevention and intervention efforts designed to reduce peer mistreatment and its associated harm. Building students’ resiliency is a core tenet of her work. She continues to train educators and students throughout the United States and Canada. Charisse’s work has been featured in many national venues, as well as published in several peer-reviewed journals. She is coauthor of the book Girls Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying.