Juan Casas, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology

Juan Casas’ research focuses primarily on relational aggression and victimization. He currently has four ongoing research projects. The first project addresses the etiology of relational aggression and looks specifically at the early parent-child relationships and children's use of relational aggression in preschool. His second study is a collaborative effort with community organizations and local schools focusing on the growing phenomenon of electronic aggression/victimization.

Casas is particularly interested in studying adjustment related issues and the overlap between traditional and electronic forms of aggression and victimization across numerous relationship contexts. His third research project is a collaborative effort between multiple members of the UNO Psychology Department and schools in the Omaha Public Schools, focusing on collecting information about parental involvement and children's academic success in dual language programs. The fourth project examines intergroup relationships broadly defined but focuses on Latino immigrants in the United States.

Casas received his doctorate in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in 2002. He was also a doctoral student in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois from 1993-96. Casas received his bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1993.