• Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Expertise & Research Interest
School Violence Prevention
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
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
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.