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Recent Courses

Contemporary Sociological Theories
First Year Seminar Challenging United States Misery By Teaching Empathy
Gender Issues In Criminal Justice
Sexuality And School Violence

Personal Statement

When I see students' eyes light up, enthusiastically engage a new issue, or make intellectual connections, I feel thrilled.

I try to help students love ideas and enjoy engaging new perspectives with unexpected or surprising insights.

Among other topics, I write and teach about school shootings and the role of gender, including how recent massacres magnify the daily gay-bashing, sexual harassment, racial harassment, dating violence, and other forms of bullying students experience everyday across the nation.

I often share my own long-term work experience with these issues (also including: gangs, substance abuse, and other related difficulties) in New York City public schools where I served as a conflict resolution coordinator, social worker, teacher, and administrator for eleven years.

Through discussions, student and professor presentations, fiction and non-fiction film, group work, and individual inquiry, I hope students find the study of sociology and criminology fascinating and relevant to their lives. I also hope examining the role of social pressures on contemporary problems inspires empathy, compassion, and a sense of one's own ability to constructively impact the world as well as smaller communities.

Currently, I am working on a book that examines causes for the rise in depression, anxiety, and social isolation--and the decrease in empathy and trust-- in the United States over the last three decades.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

School Violence; Gender; Contemporary sociological theories; "Deviance;" School Shootings; Girls, Violence, and Sexuality; Masculinities; Gender, Race, Class, and Crime; Alternative education; Depression, anxiety, social isolation, empathy, trust--the "culture of misery."

Research Interests

School violence and prevention; alternative education; contemporary sociological theories; gender, race, class; friendship; happiness;

Grants/Sponsored Research


2006: Adelphi Faculty Development Grant. $4,500 or America is from Mars,
Europe is From Venus; Examining School Shooting Responses. Adelphi
University, Garden City, NY.

2004: PSC-CUNY, $4,000 for America is From Mars: Why Some Alienated Boys
Commit School Shootings—gender, violence, and homophobia. CUNY/Lehman, Bronx, NY
2003: PSC-CUNY, $4,000 for “The Roots of School Shootings: Exploring Sexual and Gay Harassment in Schools,” CUNY/Lehman, Bronx, NY.

1991-2002: New York City Board of Education BASE Grants, $1,000-$2,000 annual grants for HIV/AIDS/STI Peer Education Team prevention projects at H.S. for the Humanities, Stuyvesant, Humanities Prep, New York, NY, (excluding 1995-1996).

1999: New Visions for Public Schools Center for School Success Best Practices, $1,000 for submitting article and materials regarding creating and managing the
Opportunity program, helping truant/at-risk students, Humanities Preparatory Academy, NYC.

1999: New Visions for Public Schools, $20,000 to Humanities Preparatory Academy for work in creating and managing the Model College Advising program, New York, NY.

2001: New Visions for Public Schools Center for School Success Best Practices (renewed funding) to Humanities Preparatory Academy, College Advising program, NYC.


Book Chapters

Jessie Klein (2010). School shooters share a common profile. In L.S. Friedman (Eds.). School Shootings: Writing the Critical Essay. (pp. 41-49). NY, NY: Greenhaven Press.

Jessie Klein and Lynn Chancer (2006). Normalized Masculinity: the Ontology of Violence Rooted in Everyday Life. In B.A. Arrigo and C.R. Williams, (Eds.). Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology (Critical Perspectives in Criminology). (pp. 74-102;). Il: University of Illinois Press.

Jessie Klein (2005). Masculinity and School Shootings. In A. Giddens, M. Duneier, and R. Applebaum (Eds.). Introduction to Sociology. (pp. 294-295). NY, NY: W.W. Norton.

Jessie Klein (2003). Mass Violence in Schools. In S.L.A. Straussner and N.K. Phillips (Eds.). Mass Violence and Social Work Practice. (pp. 71-86). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Jessie Klein and Lynn Chancer; (2000). Masculinity Matters: The Role of Gender in High-Profile School Violence Cases. In S. Spina (Eds.). Smoke and Mirrors: The Hidden Context of Violence in Schools and Society. (pp. 129-162). Oxford, United Kingdom: Rowman and Littlefield.

Refereed Articles

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Jessie Klein (2015), American Misery: capitalism's culpability and our new opiates. Situations, 6:1.

Jessie Klein (2012), The Mask of Masculinity: Underreported Declines in Male Friendship and Happiness in the United States. Masculinities and Social Change, 2:1.

Jessie Klein; (2006), "Cultural Capital and High School Bullies,". Men & Masculinities;, 9:1;, 53-75;.

Jessie Klein; (2006), “An Invisible Problem: Daily Violence Against Girls in School,”. Theoretical Criminology;, 10:2;, 147-177;.

Jessie Klein, (2006), "Sexuality and School Shootings: What Role Does Teasing Play in School Massacres.". Journal of Homosexuality, 51.

Jessie Klein; (2005), “America is from Mars; Europe is from Venus: How the U.S. Can Learn from Europe’s Social Work Response to School Shootings,”. School Social Work;, 30:1;, 1-24.

Jessie Klein; (2005), “Teaching Her A Lesson: Media Misses Boys’ Rage Relating to Girls in School Shootings,”. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal;, 10:2;, 147-177;.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Jessie Klein (2014, April). The Bully Society. Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT.

Jessie Klein (2012, November). The Bully Society. Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

Jessie Klein (2012, October). The Bully Society. SUNY/Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.

Jessie Klein (2011, December). The Bully Society. CUNY/John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology Doctoral Program, Colloquium Talk.

Jessie Klein (2011, November). Bullying—Information, Education and Interventions. Touro College Graduate School of Social Work.

Jessie Klein (2011, January). Anti-bullying Prevention Strategies for School Clinicians. Sewanhaka Central High School District Staff Development.

Jessie Klein (2010, June). Cyber-bullying Prevention Strategies for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

Jessie Klein (2010, May). Face-to-Face and Cyber-bullying policy recommendations. State Senators Hannon and Johnson's Roundtable Discussion on Cyber-bullying.

Jessie Klein (2009, April). School status conflicts in a bully economy. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Jessie Klein (2009, April). Status conflicts in America:. The New Left Forum, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2008, October). Masculinity Matters: The Role of Gender in High-profile School Violence Cases. CUNY Graduate Center and Labyrinth Bookstore, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2008, August). The Bully Society. Demos: A network for action and ideas.

Jessie Klein (2008, May). PBAT Defense: Success Stories of Formerly Truant Students. Commissioner Mills’ BlueRibbon Panel, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2008, April). Internet Bullying in Schools. The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. Mystic, Connecticut.

Jessie Klein (2008, March). School Shootings magnify everyday violence in schools including dating violence, gay-bashing, and white supremacy. Wagner College, Staten Island, New York.

Jessie Klein (2008, February). Co-organized and presented paper at Anti-impeachment conference for Former President Clinton. Columbia University Law School, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2007, October). Language of Leadership Conference. Adelphi University, Long Island, NY.

Jessie Klein (1997, April). The Privatization of Higher Education. CUNY Graduate Center Roundtable, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (1996, January). Pornography & the Politics of Sexuality. National Conference for a Union of Democratic Intellectuals, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (1994, March). Feminism: Past, Present, Future. New Attitudes for Feminism, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (1993, April). Sadomasochism, Science, and Power. Eleventh Annual Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, NY.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Jessie Klein (2012). Cultures of Intimidation and Bullying. In Cultural Studies Association (pp. 20). University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Jessie Klein (2012). “American Misery: A Marxist Analysis,”. In Eastern Sociological Society. New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2011). Visualizing Contemporary Sociological Theories. In Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) (pp. 35). Philadelphia, PA.

Jessie Klein (2008). The Role of Whiteness in School Shootings. In Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA),. New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2006). Comparing zero tolerance with community action in schools. In The Status of Boys: Crisis or Not? An Institute sponsored by The New York Times Company Foundation, The Carter Center and The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Columbia University, New York.

Jessie Klein (2006). America is from Mars, Europe is from Venus. In Eastern Sociological Association. Boston, MA.

Jessie Klein (2005). America is From Mars; Europe is From Venus—What Can We Do To Respond to School Shooting Here on Earth? In 13th National Conference,” American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA),. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Jessie Klein (2005). Cultural Capital and High School Bullies: How Masculinity Pressures on Young Boys Create Dangerous Social Inequalities. In 13th National Conference,” American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Jessie Klein (2004). Teaching School Violence Prevention Across the Atlantic. In New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA). Syracuse, New York, NY.

Jessie Klein (2004). Making Masculinity Ideology Visible. In Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA),. San Diego, California.

Jessie Klein (2003). The omission of gender in the discourse on violence. In American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL..

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Jessie Klein, Book Review: 2012: Gun Crusaders, by Scott Melzer,” Gender & Society.

Jessie Klein, Book Review: 2006: Deadly Lessons: by Katherine S. Newman et al., Men and Masculinities, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 535-537.

Honors and Accomplishments


The Bully Society by Jessie Klein is listed in Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. The Bully Society was featured in Choice Magazine; as part of this recognition The Bully Society was on display at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting (2013) and at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference (2013). Choice Magazine annually features the best academic books; awarded books have been nominated and awarded by distinguished scholars

The Bully Society by Jessie Klein was selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries by University Press for 2013, http://www.aaupnet.org/librarybooks/300-399Social.html

The Bully Society by Jessie Klein was selected By Feminists for Choice, Book Suggestions, December 28, 2012 by Elin and Hennie Weiss. http://feministsforchoice.com/book-suggestions-for-the-...

Professional Activities

2011, to present: Peer-reviewer: Gender & Society. Massachusetts.

2009 to present: Peer-reviewer: The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health and Social Justice. by email.

2008: Reviewer for chapters in Leonardo, Z. (Ed.). The Handbook of Cultural Politics and Education. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: SensePublishers

2005-present: Peer-reviewer: Theoretical Criminology, Fordham University,
Sociology, New York, NY.

2004-present: Peer-reviewer: Race Ethnicity and Education, University of London, Institute of Education, London, UK.

Member: American Sociological Association (ASA); Eastern Sociological Association (ESA); National Association of Social Workers (NASW); American Education Research Association (AERA), American Criminal Justice Association.

Community and Corporate Leadership


Klein J. & Finnerty M. (2014) "Reimagined fairy tale films reflect decreased love in the U.S." Psychology Today, www.psychologytoday.com/blog/creating-compassionate-communities/reimagined-fairy-tale-films-reflect-decreased-love-in-us.

Klein, J. (2013, June 13) How America’s Bully Economy Leads to a ‘Bully Society,” NYU Press. http://www.alternet.org/books/americas-bully-society-cr....

Klein, J. (2012, May 24) Letter: The Bully Society, New York Times, www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/the-bully-society.html.

Klein, J. (2012, May 21) Holding Dharun Ravi accountable, From the NYU Square, NYU Press Blog; and psychologytoday.com http://www.fromthesquare.org/?p=2601; psychologytoday.com.

Klein, J. (2012, March 27) Gender Is Key to the Bullying Culture. Women’s Media Center, www.womensmediacenter.com/feature/entry/gender-is-key-to-the-bullying-culture.

Klein, J. (2012, March 23) My View: Another suicide could have been prevented,” CNN.com; Psychologytoday.com; schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/23/my-view-another-suicide-could-have-been-prevented/; psychologytoday.com.

Klein, J. (2012, March 8) Girls Get Called “Slut” Every day. psychologytoday.com and Women’s Media Center, www.psychologytoday.com/blog/make-our-schools-safe/201203/girls-get-called-slut-everyday; www.womensmediacenter.com/feature/entry/girls-get-called-slut-everydaythey-could-be-making-friends-instead.

Klein, J. (2012, March 5) My View: It’s time to change schools’ culture of misery, CNN.com, schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/05/my-view-its-time-to-change-schools-culture-of-misery/.

Klein, J. (2011) “Taken to Extremes: Serial killings are the horrifying end of a societal spectrum that punishes women for being ‘too sexual.’ Newsday and newsday.com op-ed. 17 April, A41.

Klein, J. (2010) “Victim or Bully? Students need to create more choices.” Newsday and newsday.com op-ed. 8, April. A40.

Klein, J. (2008) “Need cash? In hard times…” Newsday and newsday.com, op-ed. October, A44.

Klein, J. (2007) “If Cho had not been bullied…The Virginia Tech shootings remind us that troubled students need help and support building relationships.” Newsday, op-ed, 27, April, A43.

Klein, J. (2007) “Bully rage: common school shooting misery.” Huffington Post, featured column, 22 April.

Klein, J. (2006) “Shootings reflect bully culture: Ambushes in schools will stop when we repair violence that permeates all of society.” Newsday, 6 October, A42.

Klein, J. (2006) “A whole town can be in denial.” Newsday, 16 April, A37.

Klein, J. (2003) “Violence against girls in school shootings,” Women’s Studies Review, CUNY/Lehman, 25-27, spring.

Klein, J. (2003) “Teen killers feel trapped by masculine stereotypes,” USA Today, 12 November, 13A.

Klein, J. (2001) “An Atmosphere Charged with Anger and Fear; Ways of Fighting,” New York Times, 25 September.


2012, The Bully Society Book Blurb: Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland (Distinguished Professor of Sociology SUNY Stony Book).

2012, The Bully Society Book Blurb: -David Lipsky, author of Absolutely American (website only). (Graduate Faculty, New York Univeristy Creative Writing Program).

2012, The Bully Society Book Blurb: James W. Messerschmidt, author: Hegemonic Masculinities and Camouflaged Politics. (Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies; Chair of the Criminology Department, at the University of Southern Maine).

2012, The Bully Society Book Blurb: Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon (Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell Medical School; PHD candidate, Cambridge University Social and Political Sciences).


2013 May 5: Jessie Klein invited by Adelphi University President Robert Scott to be interviewed for his television show: “Exploring Critical Issues: Violence in America” ECI#058: Jessie Klein Interviewed by President Scott with Dean of College of Arts & Sciences with Sam Grogg, Paul Thaler, and Michael Lacombe. I was invited by President Scott to be interviewed with my colleagues listed above for his one hour television show on Channels 29, 55, and 137; the show is seen by over seven million households in the Long Island/New York Metropolitan/Connecticut areas, with additional coverage provided by FIOS and the World-Wide Web (see CV listing).

2012 December 14: Jessie Klein gave requested information to Jennifer Marz, Researcher for CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. “When the last time that such a large number of young children (elementary age) were killed in a shooting incident?”

2012 October 5: Jessie Klein interview discussing The Bully Society: What Causes Bullying? Regional News Network (WRNN-TV): 6:30 pm, Rye Brook, NY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaXo2FugTiQ&feature...; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TkxMxiQ8fw&feature=....

2012 May 21, Jessie Klein interview discussing The Bully Society, “Good Day New York with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto:” 8:16am-8:22, 205 E 67th Street, www.fromthesquare.org/?p=2587.

2012 April 11, Jessie Klein interview for a panel discussion about the movie, “Bully,” WTXF-TV (local FOX affiliate): Panel: Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney, who has been fighting to have the movie shown to school kids, a 17y/o senior who is gay and was bullied to the point he almost committed suicide, possibly his mom, and a HS principal. 11:00 am, taped in studio.

2012 April 5: Jessie Klein interviewed by Stacey Bell to discuss The Bully Society, the film, “Bully,” and anti-bullying legislation: News 12 Long Island, 7:10 pm. Live.

2012 February 28: Jessie Klein Interview: Ohio School Shooting on CNN-TV National—“Early Start w/ Ashleigh & Zoraida:” Live in studio; Clip on jessieklein.com. 6:30-6:35 am.

2012 February 28: Jessie Klein Interview: The Bully Society on “Politics Tonight,” by Skype. CL-TV (Chicago, IL): Interview Live throughout Chicago media market and streamed live on the internet at www.wgntv.com andwww.cltv.com; Clip on www.cltv.com/politicstonight. 7:02-7:10 pm.

2001 January: Interview Jessie Klein on “Current Health:” for 20-20: New York, NY.

1999 January: Jessie Klein Interview, for writing “Re-interpreting Pornography at the Turn of the Century:” Canada’s City TV, Filmed in New York, NY.


2012, December 27: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting. KAOS 89.3FM Olympia Community Radio Parallel University: Host, Kim Dobson, www.kaosradio.org, 3:35-4:00pm.

2012, December 20: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, 1010 WINS: 7:45pm, Taped.

2012, December 20: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, WRFG, Unwrapped: Atlanta. Host Chris Askew, 2:15-2:45 pm, Taped.

2012, December 20: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, WMNF 88.5: Tampa, FL. Host Mary Glenney, 1pm-1:20 pm Taped.

2012, December 19: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, Bottom-Up Radio Show WNJC 1360 AM: Philadelphia and South Jersey, Host Rob Kall, www.opednews.com/podcasts, 11:45-12:45, Taped.

2012, December 18: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, With Christiann Perez, Correspondent Labor Lines and Assistant Producer of Comunidad v Trabiadores Unidos (CyTUnidos): 4:00 pm Taped.

2012, December 18: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting. America’s Radio Network ARNN (on over 340 stations across the country): Hosts Ernie Brown and Rachel Sutherlin; arranged by Producer Beowulf Rochlen.

2012, December 18: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, America’s Radio News Network, Interview with Ernie Brown, www.americasradionewsnetwork.com.

2012, December 17: Interview: Jessie Klein on Sandy Hook school shooting, Radio Islam, Chicago-based talk radio, WCEV 1450, 7pm, Live, www.radioislam.com.

2012, December 17: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shootings, KSRO radio: Bay area, Producer Mike DeWald, Interviewed for “The Drive” by Host Steve Jaxon, 7:45pm.

2012, December 17: Jessie Klein interview on Sandy Hook school shooting, BBC radio: The World At One show, Interview by Stephanie Brady 011442036141313, www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qptc.

2012 October 10: Jessie Klein interview for Bully Awareness Month. Wisconsin Public Radio: At Issue with Bill Merens, Milwaukee, WI, www.wpr.org/webcasting/audioarchives_display.cfm?Code=bme.

2012 June 26: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society. Feminist Magazine, KPFK-FM: Los Angeles, CA; With Ariana Manov, airs internationally. Taped.

2012 June 18: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, “It’s Your Life,” WEGP-AM: WGEP is a 25,000 watt station that serves all of northern Maine and western New Brunswick.

2012 May 2: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, Newstalk106-108fm: a national speech broadcaster in Ireland. 11:00am- 11:15am. Live. http://www.newstalk.ie.

2012 April 17: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, WKNY “At Issue w/ Ben Merens,” Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin Public Radio is a network of 32 stations. The stations can be heard in Wisconsin, Eastern Minnesota, and Northern Illinois. April 18. 4:00-5:00pm. Live with Call-ins.

2012 April 15, Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, MindTalk w/ Dr. Pamela Brewer,” WPFW-FM: Washington, DC, Pacifica radio network, Taped 10:00-11:00am.

2012 April 14: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, WKNY-AM: “Speak Out,” Kingston, NY and from Westchester County up to Albany. 10:00-11:00 a.m. Live w/ Call-Ins.

2012 April 10, Jessie Klein interview for a documentary on bullying, Accessible Media, Incorporated: Examining bullying from the perspective of those who have been bullied, social ramifications, where bullying comes from and how it should be appropriately dealt with. Toronto, Canada, AMI Audio is a non-profit media organization which provides access to printed news and information by more than 5 million vision and print-restricted Canadians, including the blind, vision-impaired, people with disabilities and senior citizens. VoicePrint can be heard on digital and satellite stations in Canada. AMI Audio can be heard on our live audio streaming service at www.ami.ca. AMI Audio is the world’s largest audio information reading service. 3:00-3:15 p.m. Taped. Broadcast in May.

2012 April 7: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, WFHG-AM: “Barbara McFaddin Show,” Bristol, VA, 10:05-10:55 a.m. Live.

2012 April 4: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, AM 760 Clear Channel: “David Sirota Show” (Denver, CO), Airs throughout Colorado. Host is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated columnist. 11:05-11:20 a.m. Live.

2012 March 30: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, WNYC Radio: “Leonard Lopate Show,” Series: “Please Explain.” In conversation with psychologist, Elizabeth Englander, 1:15-2:00 p.m. Live with calls.

2012 March 29: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, KKNW-AM: “Chat w/ Women” (Seattle, WA). Streams live (video and audio) on www.chatwithwomen.com, 8:30-8:45 a.m. Live.

2012 March 27: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, WPFW-FM: “Metro Watch,” (Washington, DC). A Pacifica network station dedicated to programming reflecting social change and democracy. The station furthers a global, humanistic, and futuristic approach to news, public affairs, the creative arts and cultural programming. 9:50-9:56 a.m. Live.

2012 March 26. Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, KPFA-FM: “Cover to Cover,” (Berkeley, CA). KPFA broadcasts on 94.1 FM and KPFB 89.3 FM, Berkeley, and KFCF 88.1 FM, Fresno, California. Their signal reaches one third of the state of CA, utilizing 59,000 watts. 6:00-6:30 p.m. Live.

2012 March 22: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Patt Morrison”- KPCC-FM: Local NPR affiliate, Los Angeles/Pasadena. Most listened to public radio news service in Southern California; serves Southern California with award winning local news coverage and most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. 2:40-3:00 p.m. Live.

2012 March 15: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on Night Talk”- WPXI-TV/PCNC-TV: Pittsburgh, PA. PCNC-TV (Pittsburgh Cable Network) Airs twice that evening; and rebroadcast on WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh’s local NBC affiliate. 8:15-8:30. Live.

2012 March 14: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Afternoon Delight”- KASM-AM: Albany, MN. Listeners are mostly female, ages 30+ 3:15-3:30 p.m. Live.

2012 March 14: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Sunday Morning Magazine”- KRWM-FM: Bellevue, WA. Interview heard throughout the Puget Sound area and broadcasts on a 49,000 watt station.9:15-9:45 a.m. Taped.

2012 March 13: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Gay Spirit” - WWUH-FM: W. Hartford, CT. New England's longest running radio program specifically devoted to lesbian and gay issues.10:00-10:30 am, Taped.

2012 March 12: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Brian Lehrer Show”- WNYC Radio: In studio interview about data posted on jessieklein.com. 10:40-11:00 a.m. Live w/ Call-ins.

2012 March 11: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “The Moore of Pittsburgh” -KDKA-AM: Pittsburgh, PA. Regional. The station airs on a 50,000 watt signal, which means this show can be heard in large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia and the eastern half of North America. Kdkaradio.com 4:05-4:55 p.m. Live w/ Call-ins.

2012 March 9: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Tron in the Morning,”-KCMN-AM: Colorado Springs, CO. Conservative radio, 11:00-11:10 a.m. Live.

2012 March 8: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “The Brad Davis Show” -WDRC-AM: Bloomfield, CT. Five station radio network. Also heard on WDRC-AM 1360 Hartford, WMMW-AM Meriden, WWCO-AM Waterbury, WSNG-AM Torrington and WDRC-FM. 7:50-8:00 am Live.

2012 March 8: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Issues Today”- KTYM-AM: San Pedro, CA. National. Aired on 180 stations across the country; www.issuestodayradio.com.1:00-1:15 pm, Taped.

2012 March 6: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “AM Ocala”- WOCA-AM: Ocala, FL. Interview aired in the Ocala/Gainesville, FL market. Audience primarily 35+ - about 60% women and 40%, www.woca.com.11:05-11:30 a.m. Live w/ Call-Ins.

2012 March 5: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Talk Radio”-KBOO-FM: Portland on Local, national, and international issues. http://kboo.fm/MoreTalkRadio. 11:00-12:00pm. Live with Call-ins.

2012 March 2: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Frankie Boyer Show”- Lifestyle/Business Network: Interview aired on four radio stations in Boston, MA and Lifestyle Talk Radio Network—in over 25 markets across the country. Businesstalkradio.net, Podcast/archives, Frankie Boyer show, 11:30-12:00pm. Live.

2012 March 2: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “1550 Today”- WNTN-AML: Newton, MA. airs throughout eastern and western MA, southern NH, and northern RI and the internet, www.wntn.com. 3:30-3:50 p.m. Taped.

2012 February 29: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Talk Back Show with Chuck Wilder- Cable Radio Network: National. 4:05-4:30 p.m. Live.

2012 February 29: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on Queery: WORT-FM: Non-commercial, listener sponsored, member controlled community radio station broadcasting to south central Wisconsin; interview also webcast and available as a podcast. 8:00-8:30 pm. Live.

2012 February 29: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on “Conversations,” KISW Radio: Seattle, WA. Show focuses on public affairs in the Seattle area and national. Interviews with authors, newsmakers and experts are featured. Program also airs on KMTT-FM, KNDD-FM, KKWF-FM and KISW-FM, 100,000-watt stations. 9:15-9:30 pm. Taped.

2012 February 28: Jessie Klein interviewed on shooting data accessible on jessieklein.com on Brian Lehrer show- WNYC: Interviewed by Brian Lehrer with Emily Bazelon; 11:30-11:40am. Live.

2012 February 27: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on the “Michaelangelo Signorile Show,” Sirius/XM Radio: Broadcasts 135 + channels— commercial free music, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather to 20 + million subscribers. Clip on jessieklien.com. 3:30-3:50 pm. Live.

2012 February 23: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society on Voice of America: “News Now:” Radio program translated; aired internationally; in the US; and on the web, www.voanews.com. 10:00-10:30am. Taped.

2010 October 12: Jessie Klein interview on cyber-bullying on “Today’s Voices, Tomorrow’s Solutions, Ourblook: http://bit.ly/cxsYsM.

2007 April, 27: Jessie Klein interviewed as expert, for “Gang Violence in our schools” on Fox 5’s Public Affairs Program: Good Day Street Talk: New York, NY.

2003 November 14: Jessie Klein interviewed as expert, for Jessie Klein’s article, “Teen Killers Feel Trapped by Masculinity Stereotypes,” Michael Medved Show: Re: USA Today op-ed: Nationally syndicated.


2013, Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, NOBULLYING.com: The Movement against Bullying: http://nobullying.com/jessie-klein-on-bullying/.

2013, Jan 13: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, General News, By Rob Kall, “The Tie Between Bullying and Mass Shootings—Interview Transcript; Jessie Klein,” http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Tie-Between-Bullyi....

2012, Winter 2012-2013: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, Non Satis Scire, The Hampshire Magazine for Alumni and Friends, “Creative Solutions to the Problem of Bullying,” p. 14.
2012, December 11: Jessie Klein interview online for The Bully Society, for The Times of India: India’s largest selling newspaper, by Nona Walia.

2012 fall: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, Adelphi University Magazine, “Taking Aim at the Bully Society,” Charity Shumway, p. 26.

2012 May 4: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, ivillage.com, Bu Kathy Dowd and Kathy Ehrich, “Here's One Thing You Don't Know About Bullying in School,” ivillage.com, www.ivillage.com/bully-society-book-hightlights-school-problems/6-a-447644.

2012, May 2: Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, Education Week: By Catherine A. Cardno, “An Interview with Jessie Klein, The Bully Society,”

2012 March 4: Salon.com, Jessie Klein interview for The Bully Society, By Thomas Rogers, “Inside the bully economy: A provocative new book argues that deregulation is leading to more school shootings. We speak to the author,” www.salon.com/2012/03/04/inside_the_bully_economy/.

2008 March: Jessie Klein nominated, accepted, and profiled as a school shooting/school violence and gender expert for SheSource.org Closing the Gender Gap in News Media; The White House Project: New York, NY, www.shesource.org/experts/profile/jessica-klein#full.

1999 February 5: Jessie Klein’s speech quoted in New York Times article, “The Opposition Another View: Trial as Farce,” by K. Eban Finkelstein, Columbia University. New York, NY. After speaking at a co-organized anti-impeachment conference for former President Clinton.


2014 March: Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, “The Bully Society: school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America’s schools,” By Angela Stroud, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 854-856, http://csx.sagepub.com/content/42/6/854.short.

2013 August: Journal of Youth Adolescence, “The Bully Society: school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America’s schools,” By Dawn Maynen, Vol. 42, 1630-1632, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10964-013-000....

2013 June: Gender & Society, “The Bully Society: school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America’s schools,” By Mark Cohan, Vol. 27, 3 pp. 438-440, http://gas.sagepub.com/content/27/3/438.short.

2013, March 24: Qualitative Sociology, “Gender, Sexuality and the Endemic Nature of School Violence: The Bully Society: school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America’s schools,” By Linda M. Waldron, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11133-013-924....

2012, July 2: Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education, “The Bully Society: school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America’s schools,” By Sandra Mickens, http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=16816.


2014 April: PBG Lifestyle Magazine, “The Bully Society By Jessie Klein,” http://www.pbglifestyle.com/product-reviews/the-bully-s....

2013, January: Choice Magazine, “The Bully Society,” selected as a best book for 2013.

2012, July: “The Bully Society: school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America’s schools,” By Lisa De La Rue, Rutgers University Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu/books/bully_society.html.

2012: June: “The Bully Society,” Voya Voice of Youth Advocate, June 2012, Index.
2012: “The Bully Society,” Richard Jezioro, MSW, LCSW, National Association of Social Work, Illinois Chapter, www.naswil.org/news/networker/featured/book-reviews-the-bully-society/.

2012 May 24: Jessie Klein “The Bully Society,” April 27, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/the-bull....

2012 April 27: Mean Kids: “The Bully Society,” By Dave Cullen, New York Times, www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/books/review/the-bully-society-by-jessie-klein.html?pagewanted=all.

2012 March 25: “The Bully Society,” By Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe, articles.boston.com/2012-03-25/books/31232749_1_21st-century-multipurpose-great-rooms-men-and-women/3.

2012 March 6: “The Bully Society,” By Kathy Barber Hersh, New York Journal of Books, www.nyjournalofbooks.com/review/bully-society-school-shootings-and-crisis-bullying-america%E2%80%99s-schools.

2011 December 19: “The Bully Society,” Publishers Weekly, www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8147-4888-6.

2011 December 19: “The Bully Society,” Kirkus Reviews, Issue: Jan. 1, 2012, www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jessie-klein/bully-society/#review.


2012: The Bully Society Book Blurb: Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night.


“Exceptionally readable, abundant examples, and full of salient suggestions for social change; no future discussion of this topic can afford to ignore The Bully Society.” -James W. Messerschmidt, author: Hegemonic Masculinities and Camouflaged Politics

“Taking the horrific rampage school shootings as a starting point, Jessie Klein resists pop-psychology profiling, and instead lets the events ramify outwards, to a searing indictment of the cultures of cruelty, entitlement and indifference in which those acts take place.” -Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland

“This powerful, necessary book shows how the epidemic cruelty of young people generates many of the social problems that are undermining American society. In pondering what it means to be a bully and to be the victim of a bully, Jessie Klein shows why our schools are failing us, explains crimes long viewed as inexplicable, and offers a stunning indictment of laissez-faire attitudes toward children. Her book illuminates a very dark problem, and proposes solutions that, if we are brave enough to adopt them, might be transformative not only in the lives of suffering individuals, but also in the health of the nation. I wish everyone around me had had this book to read when I was bullied as a child.” -Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon

“Jessie Klein has done the biggest thing words can do. Written a book that changed the way I think.” -David Lipsky, author of Absolutely American (Only on Website).


"Written for a diverse audience, this is an important read for higher education as a teaching tool, for training educators in today's schools, and for helping to appropriately respond to the phenomenon of bullying in today's schools. Destined to emerge as an important text."- CHOICE

"A scholarly, insightful commentary on aggression and violence within peer groups....this title is highly recommended for professional shelves and teacher training courses." -VOYA

"The Bully Society is a remarkably accessible book and can be read both by students, teachers, and parents. It is an important tool to use when combating bullying in high schools."- Metapsychology

“After studying the 166 school shootings on record between 1979 and 2009 and interviewing dozens of students, Klein, a former school counselor who now teaches sociology and criminal justice, forms a coherent, heartbreaking narrative of how bullying works.”-The Boston Globe

“The author writes with clarity and compassion… she offers an opportunity for us to examine, discuss and consider the world we have created for our children. -Kirkus Reviews

In this thorough examination of the connection between bullying and three decades of school shootings in America, Adelphi University professor Klein presents a compelling case that the strict gender rules by which American children and teenagers are unfairly forced to live are the driving factors in school violence.” -Publishers Weekly


“The Bully Society is riveting and powerful—Jessie Klein uncovers the roots of depression, school shootings, and other despair in American schools and offers brilliant and doable solutions. This amazing and hopeful book is a clarion call to all concerned about children; parents, professionals, anyone working with youth should read it. Jessie Klein led the team that helped launch me from being homeless to Harvard University; and she got everyone from my class (from an at-risk public high school) into a 4-year college—most with full scholarships. Surely her book can spearhead a movement for peaceful schools in America and her successes can be replicated. The Bully Society is poignant and timely at a moment when everyone should be listening. Frankly, we can’t afford not to. The stories Klein tells are heartbreaking. She knows what it takes to create compassionate communities where students thrive—and what must be done to dismantle the more common school bully cultures. A must read for everyone who wants to see American students move from a sea of fear, anxiety, and rage to flourish academically, socially, and psychologically. The Bully Society points the way for students (and schools) to develop their full potential.” -Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night (on abbreviated blurb book and full blurb on website).


2012, March 15, The Bully Society Launch, New York University Press, New York, NY.


2012, August: GH Jewett Elementary School, Pro bono Consultant to help school develop their anti-bullying peace building school community program, Bucksport, ME.

2011, March 28: Family Division of the Probation Department, Pro bono Consultant to expand program for juvenile offenders arrested for bullying type behavior (assault, aggravated harassment, criminal mischief); working to create Adelphi University Internship with Criminal Justice and Social Work Programs in conjunction with Nassau County Probation, Westbury, New York.

2008-2009 AY: College Advising Consultant for Wireless Communications,
Pro bono consultant for company that hopes to help U.S. high school students get into 4-year colleges and increase scholarship opportunities. My last year (2002) as an Acting Assistant Principal of Guidance at the at-risk New York City public high school, Humanities Preparatory Academy, I helped 100% of my seniors get into four-year colleges and 30% get full scholarships to private colleges including Bard College, New School for Social Research and Harvard University. One of my students became a national star; a Lifetime TV film was made of her story: Homeless to Harvard.

Licenses & Certifications

M.Ed. Masters to Teach Social Studies to High School Students
MSW Masters in Social Work, specializing in casework

Facilitator Course and 80 hours toward certification: Non-violent Communication, 2014

Four Certifications: Conflict resolution and mediation, 1989-1990
(Brooklyn Mediation Center, Children’s Aid Society, Educator’s for Social Responsibility; Victim Services Agency