Meet the Team!

Our research team works together to devise research projects that seek to answer sound research questions, contribute to the scientific literature, apply evidence-based research to solve practical problems, and participate in academic events. By working with faculty members at Penn State Behrend, CORE is able to contribute to scientifically driven research, which can help inform best practices for initiatives in Erie County and beyond.

Faculty affiliates at COREhave expertise in the following areas:

  • Peer mistreatment (bullying)
  • Bystander intervention
  • Child development
  • Adolescent development
  • Interpersonal trauma
  • Protective factors (e.g., empathy, connection)
  • Bullying
  • Mentoring
  • Sexual violence
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Deviance
  • Social inequalities
  • Sex and gender


For general inquiries regarding research at CORE, please contact Dr. Nicole Shoenberger, Assistant Director at CORE and Assistant Professor of Sociology ~ Phone: 814-898-6768 ~ Email: [email protected]