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Faculty and Staff Profile

Janet Urbanski

Director of Safe and Humane Schools


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Phone: 864-656-6271
Email: JURBANS@clemson.edu
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 Educational Background

Ed.D. Educational Leadership
University of South Florida 2007

M.A. Guidance and Counseling
University of South Florida 1991

Ed.S. Educational Leadership
University of South Florida 2003

B.S. Elementary Education
Eastern Connecticut State College 1982

 Profile

Jan Urbanski, Ed.D. is Director of Safe and Humane Schools within the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University where she oversees the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and related initiatives focused on building positive connections and reducing bullying and violence. Dr. Urbanski has 24 years of school district experience including director of the Pinellas County Schools’ Special Projects Office where she had responsibility for financial management for grants as well as grant procurement. She also served as the supervisor of the Safe and Drug Free Schools’ program, a prevention specialist, elementary teacher, and professional school counselor. Dr. Urbanski’s research has focused on bullying prevention and school connectedness. She has authored several publications and curriculum related to bullying prevention. She was named the 2007 Florida DARE Educator of the Year, was inducted into the 2008 Who’s Who of Prevention Leaders in Florida, and received the Arthur Shapiro Leadership Excellence Award in 2012.

 Research Interests

Bullying Prevention, Violence Prevention, School Climate

 Research Publications

Wiest, M.D., Stevens, R., Headley-Greenlaw, J., Miller, E., Fletcher, L, Collier, T, Arnau, P., Urbanski, J., Jenkins, J., & Diana, D. (2018, June). Expanded School Mental Health Services: Development of the Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community. Communique (48)8.

Urbanski, J. & Riese, J. (2018). The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios.

Urbanski, J. (2016). The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Schulmanagement Handbuch, Violence at schools: Facts, theories, and practice (160). 58-68.

Urbanski, J. & Riese, J. (2015). Program Profile: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Newsletter (25)4.

Permuth, S., Ball, J., Urbanski, J. & Richman, S. (2015). Physical Contact and Classroom Management. In Scarlett, W. G. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management. CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Permuth, S. & Urbanski, J. (2015). Bullying and the Law. In Scarlett, W. G. (Ed), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management. CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Harrington, M.J., Snyder, M., Holsopple, M.Y. & Urbanski, J. (2015) More Class Meetings that Matter: Respecting Others with Disabilities. MN: Hazelden.

Urbanski, J. & Reubens J. (2013). Bullying: Not in this School The Teenage Years: 40 Weeks of Bullying Prevention Activities. NC: Character Development Group.

Urbanski, J. (2012). Prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. In Brown, P., Corrigan, M., & Higgins-D’Alessandro, A (Eds.), Handbook of Prosocial Education (pp. 473-498.) MD: Rowman Littlefield Publication.

Robinson, J., Reubens, J., & Urbanski, J. (2011, spring). Investigating Reports of Bullying and Harassment, Legally Speaking (11)3. 1-2.
Urbanski, J. & Reubens J. (2010). Bullying: Not in this School: 40 Weeks of Bullying Prevention Activities. NC: Character Development Group.

Urbanski, J & Permuth, S. (2009). The truth about bullying: What educators and parents must know and do. MD: Rowman Littlefield Publication.

 Honors and Awards

Arthur A. Shapiro Leadership of Excellence Award, 2012
Safe and Drug Free School Lifetime Achievement Award, Character Education, 2010
Livefree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas Excellence Award, 2010
Who’s Who of Prevention Leaders in Florida, 2008