People and Places

News and announcements on Division 16 members
  • Frank C. Worrell (University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Education) has been appointed to serve as a coeditor of the Review of Educational Research (RER). RER has been published quarterly by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) since 1931. RER is among the most prestigious and competitive peer-reviewed journals in its field. It has held the number one position among more than 100 education and education research journals in the impact factor rankings of Journal Citation Reports for 2008 and 2009. RER publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature on education.

  • The Duquesne University School Psychology Program is pleased to announce that Tammy Hughes has been promoted to the rank of Professor of School Psychology.

  • The University of Texas, Austin School Psychology Program founder Beeman Phillips was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Division 16 at the 2010 APA convention; the University held a reception in honor of Beeman in October, which was attended by numerous alumni.

  • The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kristina Andren as Assistant Professor of Educational and School Psychology. Dr. Andren earned her M.S. and Psy.D. in School Psychology at USM. She has practiced in a wide variety of Maine school districts and previously taught in several schools in Massachusetts. Dr. Andren's research interests include effective interventions for academic and behaviors and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

  • At the University of Texas, Austin, Cindy Carlson became the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology in Fall, 2010, and Tim Keith took over as Director of the School Psychology Program. The program recently received a Graduate Psychology Education Program Grant to fund "Integrated Health Care Services for Underserved Children and Families," written by Dr. Carlson. Deborah Tharinger was recently promoted to Full Professor, and continues her research on therapeutic assessment methods. The Texas Child Study Center, a multi-disciplinary clinical extension of the School Psychology Program, recently added an imbedded clinic within the Oncology and Blood Disorders Center in the Dell Children's Medical Center; Kevin Stark serves as the Clinical Director of Psychology of the TCSC. Greg Allen is in the 3rd year of an NIH-funded study investigating the structure, function, and connectivity of the cerebellum in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Janay Sander's Hogg Foundation grant to study discipline referrals, mental health, and academic competence among Latino/ Latina high school students will begin in June. Stephanie Cawthon's book "Accountability-Based Reforms: The Impact on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students" was published in February by Gallaudet University Press.

  • Tom Oakland was a visiting professor in The University of Macau's psychology department during the spring semester. Dr. Rik D'Amato serves as the department's chair. The department has 14 faculty and is expanding. Oakland reports Macao and the university's campus to be a delightful place to live. He also worked in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam during the semester.

  • Robert H. Woody, PhD, ScD, JD (University of Nebraska at Omaha) has authored his 34th book; it is titled Helping Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Strategies from Developmental and Social Psychology (Hogrefe Publishers). The book is written in a practical style and will hopefully be appropriate for clients, as well as improving knowledge and skills for professionals, especially school psychologists. For additional information, see the website

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