UGA Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Andy Horne receives Eminent Career Award

UGA Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Andy Horne receives Eminent Career Award

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Arthur M. (Andy) Horne, of the department of counseling and human development services, has received the Eminent Career Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Horne, who retired from the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services in 2006, currently serves as interim director of the college’s new Educational Policy and Evaluation Center. At the EPEC, Horne develops programs, and works with faculty and students in the college who are involved in policy research and evaluation implementation.

The Eminent Career Award is the ASGW’s highest honor and recognizes major contributions made to the field of group work by an ASGW or American Counseling Association member.

In his 17-year career at UGA, Horne’s research focusing on violence reduction and bully-victim intervention, has earned him international recognition as one of the top experts in the field. He was the director of Project A.C.T. Early: Advancing the Competencies of Teachers for Early Behavioral Interventions of At-Risk Children, a study that earned national attention. More recently, he has directed the GREAT Schools and Families Project and the Bully Busters Project.

In 2002, he received the Russell H. Yeany, Jr. Research Award for directing a $12.8 million Center for Disease Control-funded multi-discipline research project, titled the Multi-Site Violence Prevention Project. The study’s aim was to design and test a national model for the prevention of aggression in middle schools.

He has authored eight books and has been principal investigator for several National Institute of Health grants exploring developmental aspects of behavior problems in children. He also directed the Family Research Program, a project that examined the collaborative methods of helping families, schools and juvenile justice systems address problems of conduct and oppositional defiant-disordered.

Horne came to UGA in 1989 as professor, department head and director of training in counseling psychology after holding previous positions at Indiana State, Boston and Montana State universities.