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Inventor Spotlight: Janet Urbanski

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, one out of every five students report being bullied. Dr. Janet (Jan) Urbanski is working to change this. As the Director of Safe and Humane Schools within the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University, Urbanski oversees the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and related initiatives focused on building positive connections and reducing bullying and violence. She received her Doctorate of Education from the University of South Florida.  

Prior to coming to Clemson, Urbanski served as the Director of the Pinellas County School’s Special Projects Office, where she had responsibility for financial management for grants as well as grant procurement. She also served as the Supervisor supervisor of the Safe and Drug Free Schools program, a Prevention prevention Specialistspecialist, Elementary elementary Teacherteacher, and Professional professional School school Counselorcounselor. At Clemson, Urbanski’s current research focuses on bullying prevention, school connectedness, and violence prevention.  

In addition to her research, Urbanski has authored several publications and curriculaum related to bullying prevention and has received several awards, including the 2012 Arthur A. Shapiro Leadership of Excellence Award and the 2010 Safe and Drug Free School Lifetime Achievement Award, Character Education. 

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