Dr. Katherine A. Raczynski
Katherine A. Raczynski, Ph.D., is the director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools project at the University of Georgia. She has been working in the field of adolescent violence prevention for over 10 years, working with students, teachers, and parents to reduce bullying and aggression in schools. She was the director of the Healthy Teens Longitudinal Study, a seven-year study investigating students’ social development as they transition from middle school to high school. In 2009, Katherine received the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Counseling Psychology Prevention Section Graduate Student Prevention Research Award. In 2010, she was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Division 16 School Psychology Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship, and in 2011, she was named a David Watts Scholar by the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators.