Institute On Family and Neighborhood Life

Susan P. Limber

Susan P. Limber (BA, Virginia; MA, MLS [Master of Legal Studies], Ph.D., Nebraska) is a professor of psychology.

Before coming to Clemson University, Prof. Limber held positions as director of school-based services and assistant director of the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina. Between 1992 and 1994, she was the James Marshall Public Policy Fellow for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, where she worked on a variety of issues related to child and family policy at the American Psychological Association (APA). Prof. Limber’s research and writing have focused on legal and psychological issues related to youth violence, child protection, and children's rights. She was the 1997 recipient of the Saleem Shah Award from the American Psychology-Law Society for early career excellence in law and policy. In 2000, she was named Researcher of the Year by the South Carolina Professional Society on Abuse of Children.

Prof. Limber’s work on prevention of bullying has been recognized as exemplary by three federal agencies, and it has served as the basis for the federally funded design of a national public information campaign. In further recognition of this work, Prof. Limber received the APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psyschology in the Public Interest in 2004. Prof. Limber's consultation on the media campaign also was recognized with a National Telly Award and an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Government Communicators. She is a past chair of the APA Committee on Children.


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