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David Dupper

Dr. David Dupper

David Dupper, PhD


  • BSW, Florida State University
  • MSW, Florida State University
  • PhD, Florida State University

Research Interests:

  • Mindfulness practices in social work education
  • Bullying prevention
  • Empathy training

Courses Taught:

  • Interviewing Skills and the Helping Relationship in Social Work Practice (SW 312)
  • Integrative Seminar (SW 460) 
  • Evidence-Based Policy & Practice with Children and Adolescents” (SW 571)
  • Critical Review of Research Literature (SW 628)

Personal Statement:

David R. Dupper, Ph.D. is interested in enhancing the educational success of students who are at-risk of school failure by focusing on factors that contribute to school exclusion. He hass written two books, numerous book chapters and many papers on topics including school violence, bullying, school discipline and at-risk students. He is currently interested in evaluating the effectiveness of an empathy training program for undergraduate social work students that incorporates mindfulness practices.