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Dewey G. Cornell

Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 206G
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1981
M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1979
B.A., Transylvania University, 1977

Dewey G. Cornell, Ph. D. is a forensic clinical psychologist and Virgil Ward Professor of Education in the School of Education and Human Development 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. He is primary developer of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (for which he discloses his financial interest). 

National Center for School Safety
Source: Board of Regents of the University of Michigan
October 01, 2019 – September 30, 2022
CU-EDHS Improvement of School Climate Assessment in Virginia Secondary Schools
Source: U.S. Department Of Justice
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2020
CU- Student Threat Assessment as a Safe and Supportive Prevention Strategy
Source: U.S. Department Of Justice
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2019
CU-Development of a Standard Model for School Safety Assessment
Source: U.S. Department Of Justice
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2016
CU-VA School Safety Audit 15-16
Source: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
September 04, 2015 – May 31, 2016
CU- Assessment of School Climate
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
April 15, 2016 – April 21, 2016
CU-VA School Safety Audit 14-15
Source: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
September 16, 2014 – April 30, 2015
CU-Student Threat Assessment as an Intervention to Reduce Racial Disparities
Source: Trustees of Indiana University
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2014
CU- VA School Safety Audit
Source: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
September 30, 2013 – May 31, 2014
EDHS 3055: Development and Prevention of Youth Violence
Credits: 3
This course examines social and psychological factors contributing to the development of violent behavior in youth, accompanied by an analysis of current prevention approaches. Each topic will include a case study followed by relevant social science research. Students will participate in simulated legislative hearings where they will present oral and written position statements on policy issues such as bullying. media violence, and gun control.
EDHS 7680: Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Analyzes the etiology, development, and manifestations of various forms of emotional and social maladjustment in children, adolescents, and adults. Emphasizes developing the conceptual understanding necessary for differential diagnosis, symptom assessment, and use of the DSM system. Stresses the importance of cultural, social, and developmental factors. Prerequisite: EDHS 7620 and instructor permission.
EDHS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDHS 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent Research
EDHS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.
EDHS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.