Dorothy Espelage, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption The emotional trauma of being bullied by peers may surpass that of experiencing child abuse or being exposed to neighborhood violence, suggests a new study led by educational psychologist Dorothy Espelage. Espelage conducted the research while on the University of Illinois' education faculty. Co-authors on the paper were Illinois alumnus Jun Sung Hong, a professor of social work at Wayne State University; and Sarah Mebane of the Marine Corps Community Services. Credit Photo by L. Brian Stauffer Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.