SASP Corner

People and places

Read about what Div. 16 members are doing.
People and Places
  • Dr. C. Rick Ellis, Ed.D. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.
  • Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of School Psychology and Director of the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island, will be leading a group of 20 students and faculty on a 10-day alternative spring break service mission trip to Kathmandu Nepal to conduct a joint nonviolence and peace training program in collaboration with Tribhuvan University's Conflict Peace and Development Studies program, Collective Campaign for Peace, and several other peace and human rights NGOs. This is the third year of an on-going international nonviolence partnership.
  • Dr. Susan Swearer Napolitano is the chair of the Research Advisory Board for the Born this Way Foundation and was on tour with Lady Gaga and the Born Brave Bus for the first month of her tour before her hip injury: http://www. BAD URL She is also the coordinator of the Behavioral Health Pod on the Born Brave Bus Experience that was staffed by volunteers from the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Four therapists were present on the Bus in each of the tour cities.
  • Leandra Parris, soon to be a Georgia State University graduate, has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology within the School Psychology Program at Illinois State University.
  • Dave Miller, Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY, was recently elected President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the leading organization in the U.S. devoted to understanding and preventing suicide. Dave will serve two years as President- Elect (2013-2015) and two years as President (2015-2017) of AAS. He will be the third school psychologist to serve as AAS President, following the late John Kalafat of Rutgers University and Jim Mazza of the University of Washington.