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Matthew J. Mayer

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology
10 Seminary Place Room 335 New Brunswick, NJ 08901

• Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

  • Expertise & Research Interest

    School Violence Prevention

    Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

    Emotional Behavioral Disorders

    Structural Equation Modeling

    Standards for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Research Work with Students

    Dr. Mayer’s research interests include school violence and disruption, cognitive-behavioral interventions, emotional-behavioral needs of children and adolescents, structural equation modeling and methodological issues in school violence and related social and behavioral research.

  • Recent & Selected Publications

    Mayer, M. J., & Nickerson, A. B. (in press) Guest Editors for Special Issue of School Psychology Review on School Safety and School Violence.


    Mayer, M. J., & Cornell, D.G. Guest Editors for Special Issue of Educational Researcher on School Safety and School Violence. January 2010.

    Mayer, M. J., Lochman, J. E., & Van Acker, R. Guest Editors for Special Issue of Behavioral Disorders on cognitive-behavioral interventions. May, 2005.



    Osher, D., Mayer, M. J., Jagers, R., Kendziora, K., & Wood, L. (Eds.). (2019). Keeping Students Safe and Helping Them Thrive: A Collaborative Handbook on School Safety, Mental Health, and Wellness. (Vol. 1 & 2). New York: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

    Mayer, M. J., & Jimerson, S. R. (Eds.). (2018).  School Safety and Violence Prevention: Science, Practice, Policy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

    Jimerson, S. R., Nickerson, A., Mayer, M. J., & Furlong, M. J. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice (2nd ed.) Routledge.

    Mayer, M. J., Van Acker, R., Lochman, J. E., & Gresham, F. M. (Eds.). (2008). Cognitive-behavioral interventions for emotional and behavioral disorders: School-based practice. New York: Guilford Press



    Mayer, M. J., Nickerson, A. B., & Jimerson, S. R. (2021; online). Preventing School Violence and Promoting School Safety: Contemporary Scholarship Advancing Science, Practice, and Policy. School Psychology Review.

    Cornell, D. G., Mayer, M. J., & Sulkowski, M. L. (2021; online). History and future of school safety research.  School Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1080/2372966X.2020.1857212

    Interdisciplinary Group On Preventing School And Community Violence. (2013). December 2012 Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement. Journal of School Violence, 12(2), 119-133.

    Mayer, M. J., & Cornell, D. G. (Eds.). (2010). New perspectives on school safety and violence prevention. Special issue of Educational Researcher.

    Cornell, D. G., & Mayer, M. J. (2010). Why does school order and safety matter? Educational Researcher, 39, 7-15.

    Mayer, M. J., & Furlong, M. J. (2010). How safe are our schools? Educational Researcher, 39, 16-26.

    Mayer, M. J. (2010). Structural Analysis of 1995-2005 School Crime Supplement datasets: Factors influencing students’ fear, anxiety, and avoidant behaviors. Journal of School Violence, 9, 37-55.

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