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Runge to Investigate Educator's Response to Students Impacted by Trauma

Timothy Runge was awarded a research grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to investigate the extent to which Pennsylvania educators are prepared to recognize and respond to students impacted by trauma or distress.

Ammerman Authors Article on Driver Education Practices in Pennsylvania

PhD candidate Kathleen Ammerman was the primary author on the article “A Survey of Driver Education Practices in Pennsylvania,” which appeared in the 2020 fall/winter issue of Pennsylvania Education Leadership.

Program Alumni Awarded Young Alumni Achievement Award

School Psychology program alumna Jessica Dirsmith was selected for the IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Program Alumnus Awarded ASPP School Psychologist of the Year

Isaac Tarbell, alumnus of the IUP Educational and School Psychology program, was selected as the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania’s School Psychologist of the Year.

Black is Keynote Speaker at Mount Aloysius Conference

Professor Lynanne Black, Educational and School Psychology Department, was the keynote speaker at the Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching on October 23, 2020.

Kovaleski Publishes “The Data-Driven School”

Joseph Kovaleski, Dan Hyson, Ben Silberglitt, and Jason Pederson have co-authored the newly published book, The Data-Driven School. This book provides practical procedures to utilize data to conduct decision-making at the classroom, building, and school-wide levels.

Doctoral Candidate Froehlich Receives ASPP Scholarship

School psychology doctoral candidate Kylie Froehlich was awarded a scholarship from the Association of School Psychologists in Pennsylvania to attend the Public Policy Institute, held in Washington, DC.

Runge Presents Webinar for Writing Proficiency and Interventions Post-COVID-19

Timothy Runge, professor in the Educational and School Psychology Department, was invited to present a one-hour webinar for the National Association of School Psychologists on the topic of “Return to School Special Series: Classroom Interventions for Writing, Post-COVID-19.”

Runge and Kovaleski Sit on Expert Panel Regarding COVID-19 and Academics

Runge and Kovaleski were invited to be expert panelists regarding academics and COVID-19 in schools.  This is a free webinar.

Runge Invited to Present Workshop at PaTTAN in Harrisburg

Timothy Runge, professor and chair of the Educational and School Psychology Department, was invited to present a workshop titled “Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Problem-Solving and Decision-Making within Tiers 1, 2, and 3 and the Eligibility Process” to teams of educators at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 2020.

Faculty and Students Present at NASP Convention 2020

In February 2020, multiple professors and students from the Department of Educational and School Psychology presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland.

PhD Candidates Awarded PASSHE Scholarship

PhD candidates Summer Wurster and Dana Elmquist were each awarded the PASSHE Highmark Graduate Award in the amount of $1,000. The award is given to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in a health-related field.