Deborah Temkin
Senior Director, Education Research


  • Behavior
  • Bullying
  • Mental health
  • Peer relationships
  • Safety and violence
  • Data and statistics
  • Child development
  • Research and methodology
  • Civil rights

Deborah Temkin, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the fields of school climate and school-based prevention. Her work on bullying prevention led to a position in the U.S. Dept. of Education, where she led the Federal Initiative on Bullying Prevention and was a finalist for the 2012 Call to Service Medal of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. She played a major role in creating and coordinated the 2011 White House Conference on Bullying, among other initiatives. She has been cited and quoted by The Washington Post, Politico, CNN, Education Week, and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications. Temkin currently leads Child Trends’ education program area, where her work focuses on the intersections between education and healthy social and emotional development.