Editor of the Handbook of School Violence

Edwin R. Gerler, Jr. is a Professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. He has been a teacher, counselor, and consultant in schools throughout the United States. He is the past Associate Dean for Research and External Affairs in the College of Education at NC State. His major interest is in the application of computer and Internet technology to education and human services.

He has written extensively, served as editor-in-chief of two national counseling journals, and co-produced a film on elementary school counseling. He is also the founding co-editor of the online publication, Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal located at:


He is also the founding editor of the Journal of School Violence located at:


Dr. Gerler’s books include Counseling the Young Learner, Elementary School Counseling in a Changing World, and The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools. He is the coauthor of a forthcoming book, School Counseling for the 21st Century (4th edition). His most recent book, How the Naked Ape Got to the Land of Nod, reflects his interest in using psychology, theology, and humor to examine human difficulties creatively. More information about his latest book is available at:


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