About the Author

Dr. Vicki McGinley, Professor, is a faculty member at West Chester University of PA in the Special Education Department. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in foundations, communication and behavioral disorders, action research, family systems, and legal issues. She has served in two states as a due process hearing officer and serves as a university fact finder as well as mediator. Presently, her teaching and service work focuses on diversity issues, specifically teaching in the urban environment and international education. She was recently awarded a research and teaching Fulbright Scholarship to work in Eastern Europe. Her publications reflect her teaching, and have been in the areas of urban education, legal issues, best pedagogical practices, inclusive practices, and working with families.

Barbara C. Trolley has spent over three decades working in the counseling field. Currently, she is a professor in counselor education at St. Bonaventure University, where she trains graduate students for careers in school and mental health counseling. As the chair of her university's disability committee and coordinator of the autism training program, Trolley is committed to working with issues of diversity and youth. The lead author of books on school counseling and cyberbullying, as well as numerous professional articles in the area of rehabilitation and grief counseling, Trolley is the creator and editor of the New York State School Counseling Journal. She and her co-authors of Cyber Kids, Cyberbullying, Cyber Balance have spent the last four years conducting countless workshops and media presentations on cyberbullying at the local, stateb and national levels. Before coming to the academic world, she spent almost a decade working as a therapist and administrator, addressing child and family issues, especially around child abuse and grief.