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DPS Faculty Publishes Edited Book on Health-Related Conditions

Sept. 22, 2023

School Psychology Professor Michelle Perfect, along with her two co-editors Cyndi Riccio (Texas A&M) and Melissa Bray (University of Connecticut), just published the 2nd edition a guidebook for educators and service professionals to provide contemporary, research-based information about over 60 medical conditions. Consistent with her program of research, Dr. Perfect's book is aimed at providing strategies to increase...

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College of Education program will address pandemic setbacks in K-12 schools

Sept. 21, 2022

A $2.3 million grant will allow the University of Arizona School Psychology Graduate Program in Chandler to offer research-based training to school psychologists in Mesa, Florence and Tempe.

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Nurturing Cultural Humility and Responsiveness Through Restorative Pedagogy in Graduate Education

July 11, 2022

Last semester, one of the University of Arizona College of Education school psychology doctoral students, Ivette Merced, co-authored a publication, 'Nurturing Cultural Humility and Responsiveness Through Restorative Pedagogy in Graduate Education.'

This publication goes through training paradigms to adequately prepare future educators, as our school communities reflect the increasing cultural, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic,...

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Michelle Perfect named president-elect of APA Division 16: School Psychology

May 27, 2021

Congratulations to Michelle Perfect, associate professor of disabilities and psychoeducational studies, who was recently named president-elect for the American Psychological Association Division 16: School Psychology! Perfect will serve as president in 2023.

The division is composed of scientific-practitioner psychologists whose major professional interests lie with children, families and the schooling process....

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Win-win situation

April 16, 2021

Each year, the university's Graduate College recognizes two faculty members from across the university with the Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award. It just so happens both awardees are from our college this year!

Please send congratulations to Professor ...

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Associate Professor Desiree Vega

Dec. 3, 2020

Associate Professor Desiree Vega (right) and school psychology doctoral student Alaina Puff published this article in the Phi Delta Kappan on how counselors and psychologists support the college aspirations of students of color.

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Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer was just named School Psychologist of the Year

Nov. 3, 2020

A credit to her profession and our college, Assistant Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer was just named School Psychologist of the Year by the Arizona Association of School Psychologists. Professor and Department Head ...

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Associate Professor Desiree Vega

Sept. 3, 2020

Associate Professor Desiree Vega, whose research focuses on equity and inequity in education, was the featured speaker at the Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Hispanic Heritage Discussion Series. Vega spoke about empowering Latinx students for college success.


Vega also was appointed as the associate editor of the ...

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Professor Jina Yoon was selected as a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology.

Sept. 3, 2020

Professor Jina Yoon was selected as a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology. Just a handful of school psychology leaders are selected each year, and criteria include sustained contributions to the field of school psychology, awards and honors, impact on science, and...