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Susan Jacob, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and faculty member of the School Psychology program. She earned an M.S.Ed. from City College of New York in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (emphasis School Psychology) from Michigan State University in 1981. Dr. Jacob is co-chair of the National Association of School Psychologist's Ethical and Professional Practices Committee.

Research Interest:

My areas of research interests include ethics and law in school psychology.

Recent Research:

Burns, M.K., Parker, D.C., & Jacob, S. (2013).Legal issues in school psychological assessment. In K. F. Geisinger (Ed.), APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Jacob, S. (2012). Creating safe and welcoming schools for LGBT students: ethical and legal issues. Journal of School Violence
Jacob, S., & Kleinheksel, M.M. (2012). School psychology. In S. Knapp, M. Handelsman, M. Gottlieb, & L. VandeCreek (Eds.), APA Handbook on Ethics, Vol. 2 (pp. 125-147). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Pearrow, M., & Jacob, S. (2012). Legal and ethical considerations in crisis prevention and response in schools. In S.E. Brock & S.R.  Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in school crisis prevention & intervention (2nd ed) (pp. 359-375). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.‚Äč
Dailor, A.M., & Jacob, S. (2011). Ethically challenging situations reported by school psychologists: Implications for training. Psychology in the Schools. 48, 619-631.
Doll, B., Strein, W., Jacob, S., & Prasse, D.P.  (2011). Youth privacy when educational records include psychological records. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 259-268. DOI: 10.1037/a0023685
Jacob, S., Decker, D.M., & Hartshorne, T.S. (2011). Ethics and law for school psychologists (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Armistead, L., Williams, B.B., & Jacob, S. (2011). Professional ethics for school psychologists: A problem-solving model casebook (2nd ed). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.