Arthur M. Horne
Distinguished Research Professor 2002
Arthur M. Horne, Professor of Counseling and Human Development Services, is recognized internationally for his pioneering studies on child and adolescent disruptive behavior. The causes and prevention of childhood aggression and violence is gaining increased recognition, especially in light of recent violence in schools across the nation. Dr. Horne’s research is addressing the challenges teachers and parents face when dealing with disruptive children. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who concentrate on the individual child, he focuses on the larger systems that impact the child, including schools, families, and communities. By looking at the factors contributing to aggression, he has been able to create effective treatment and intervention programs. These programs, such as “Bully Busters” and ACT Early (Advancing the Competencies of Teachers for Early Behavioral Interventions of At-Risk Children), have become integral parts of many national education programs. His numerous publications include eight books, which are among the leading texts in the field. Dr. Horne’s research has garnered $3.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Mental Health.