TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts available to comment on school shootings

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Two experts on school violence and aggression are available to offer commentary on school shootings in Lancaster County, Pa., Wisconsin and Colorado and the school lockdowns in response to a gunman at two Las Vegas schools.

Maury Nation, assistant professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, conducts clinical research focused on understanding and preventing violence and bullying among school-aged children. His specific interests are characteristics of bullies and victims, and the short- and long-term consequences of peer harassment.

Steve McFadyen-Ketchum, senior lecturer in psychology at Peabody College, conducts research and clinical practice on younger children and family life, including circumstances that to lead aggression.

Media contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS

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