Dr. Justin Patchin

Dr. Patchin is co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and top author and researcher on the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting. He is the well-respected author (along with Sameer Hinduja) behind “Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral,” written for teens, and “Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying” which was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews. They also co-authored Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives and School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time and has published a number of academic and professional journals and magazines. Dr. Patchin has spoken at the White House and the FBI Academy, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times to discuss issues related to teens use and misuse of technology. Dr. Patchin is currently a Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and his B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.