The program faculty are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service in the field of School Psychology. All faculty mentor students throughout the program. Individual faculty websites highlight their interest areas and accomplishments.
Daniel Drevon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Licensed Psychologist, and Doctoral Internship Coordinator. Central Michigan University in 2011. Research interests include: Academic and behavior interventions for school-age children, single-case design, and research synthesis/meta-analysis.
Stephanie Fredrick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Northern Illinois University in 2015. Research interests primarily revolve around peer victimization, social support, and their relation to internalizing distress. Special interest in protective factors that may be beneficial to at-risk students, such as perceived social support, resiliency, and social skills. Areas of applied interest include multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), social emotional learning (SEL), and school based mental health.
Timothy S. Hartshorne, Ph.D., Professor and Admissions Coordinator. University of Texas at Austin in 1979. Research interests include: Understanding challenging behavior in children with CHARGE syndrome, a relatively rare genetic syndrome with multiple effects.
Michael Hixson, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director. Western Michigan University in 1999. Research interests include: learning and behavior problems from a behavior analytic perspective.
Sandra Kanouse, Ph.D., Associate Professor and SASP Advisor. Central Michigan University in 1999. Research interests include: Assessment and treatment of academic and behavioral problems.
Katrina Rhymer, Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Psychologist, and Clinical Coordinator. Mississippi State University in 2000. Research interests include: Examining empirically-validated academic interventions with children especially in relation to general anxiety, test anxiety, and math anxiety.