Professor and Director of the Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Managment, Georgia State University

Dr. Varjas is a Professor in School Psychology and Director of the Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate, and Classroom Management (http://schoolsafety.education.gsu.edu/) at Georgia State University. Dr. Varjas research efforts include school- and community-based projects investigating social emotional learning, mental health, psychological well-being, bullying, cyberbullying, and school climate. Dr. Varjas has received grants from the Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Special Education and the Greater Good Science Foundation to support her work in investigating school climate, bullying prevention and intervention and positive behavior supports. She has published articles regarding these topics in the Journal of School Violence, Journal of School Psychology, Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Professional School Counseling, School Psychology Review and TEACHING Exceptional Children.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor and Director of the Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Managment, Georgia State University

Education

  • 2003 
    University at Albany, Psy.D. in School Psychology