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Argosy University, Tampa Instructors Published in “The Qualitative Report”

Argosy University, Tampa instructors Lisa Reason, Ph.D., Casey Reason, Ph.D., and Michael Boyd, Ed.D. have had an article published in “The Qualitative Report.” The manuscript is entitled, "Cyberbullying in rural communities: origin and processing through the lens of older adolescents".  

The researchers used a phenomenological approach to explore the reported cyberbullying experiences of eight older adolescent cyberbullying victims who reside in a rural community. Because of the expansion of digital communication, cyberbullying is on the rise. While past studies have pointed to underlying causes for such behavior, most researchers have limited their studies to urban areas and middle-grades.

This study is focused on the experiences of older adolescent cyberbullying victims in rural communities. The findings provided insights into underlying causes of victimization and offers school counselors, teachers, parents, and school administrators with information to develop prevention and support strategies for victims of such attacks.  

Below please find citation information and a link to the article:

Reason, L., Boyd, M., & Reason, C. (2016). Cyberbullying in Rural Communities: Origin and Processing through the Lens of Older Adolescents. The Qualitative Report, 21(12), 2331-2348. Retrieved from

Dr. Lisa Reason and Dr. Casey Reason [along with Crystal Guiler] also co-authored a book that will be released by Solution Tree in January of 2017. The book is entitled Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom: a Blueprint for Learning Online in grades K-12.


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