Marney Thomas, senior research associate and principal investigator in the Family Life Development Center, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, will speak on “Bullying: What Parents Can Do About It?” The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Geneva High School Library, Carter Road, Geneva.
Thomas has been at Cornell since 1973. Prior to her first appointment at Cornell, she held positions at the Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Conn., and the Special Children's Center in Ithaca. She has a bachelor's degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (BS) and master's and doctoral degrees from Cornell. She is currently the director of the Center's Department of Defense projects, working with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps on child and spouse abuse prevention, research and evaluation. With over 25 years of experience, she has worked as a pediatric clinic psychologist, a senior lecturer and visiting assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and as the program manager for the New York State Child Protective Services Training Institute.
This program is sponsored by Geneva High School Parent-Teacher Association, Middle School Association of Parents and Teachers, North Street Home and School Association, West Street School Parent-Teacher Association and the ADD Parent Support Group.