Leadership

President: Michelle Perfect, PhD

Dr. Perfect is Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Arizona. Dr. Perfect received her doctorate in Educational Psychology (specialization: School Psychology) from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree in Psychology from New York University. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ. Afterward, she completed postdoctoral fellowships in pediatric psychology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and in health psychology and biostatistics at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX. She has been actively involved in the American Psychological Association Division 16 (School Psychology) having served as Convention chair, the Vice President of Publications and Communications, and now President. She also serves on APA’s Committee on Professional Practice Standards (COPPS). Dr. Perfect’s teaching interests include clinical supervision, research methods, mental health and therapy, development, and advanced assessment.   

Dr. Perfect utilizes mixed methods to 1) examine the benefit of sleep, behavioral medicine, positive psychology, technology-based, or mind-body interventions to improve school-related and neurobehavioral (learning, behavior, memory, attention, self-regulation) functioning; 2) utilize an intersectional approach to strengthen the critical and collaborative roles of systems (school, family, healthcare, fostercare, policy) in students’ lives; and 3) increase educational access and success for culturally and economically diverse students to mitigate effects of adversities.  Her research has been funded by the American Diabetes Association, National Institutes of Health, Institute of Education Sciences, and National Science Foundation.  

Past President: David Hulac, PhD, NCSP

David M. Hulac, PhD, NCSP, is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as a Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist in the State of Colorado. He is thrilled to work with the board and membership of Division 16 and hopes to further understanding of the ethical challenges inherent in working in a school environment.

With the help and inspiration of his colleagues and students, Dr. Hulac has received teaching, research and service awards including the Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Hulac has multiple publications in the areas of classroom behavioral management and in documenting the research that school psychologists have conducted across the past decade. He is coauthor of Behavioral Interventions in Schools: A Response to Intervention Guidebook and Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management.

President-Elect: Robyn Hess, PhD

 

Vice Presidents & Officers

Vice President for Convention Affairs & Public Relations (VP-CAPR) (2023-25)
Jessica Reinhardt
Temple University
College of Education
Email: reinhardt@temple.edu

Vice President for Education, Training, & Scientific Affairs (VP-ETSA) (2023-25)
Lyndsay Fallon
University of Massachusetts Boston
School Psychology PhD Program, College of Education of Human Development
Email: lyndsay.fallon@umb.edu

Vice President for Membership (2021-23)
Melissa Bray
University of Connecticut
School Psychology Program
Email: mbray@uconn.edu

Vice President for Professional Affairs (VP-PA) (2021-23)
Janine Jones
University of Washington
School Psychology Program
Email: 
jjones@uw.edu

Vice President of Publications and Communication (VP-PC) (2022-2024)
Julia Ogg
Northern Illinois University
Department of Psychology
Email: jogg@niu.edu

Vice President for Social and Ethical Responsibility, and Ethnic Minority Affairs (VP-SEREMA) (2022-2024)
Jorge Gonzalez
University of Houston
Email: jegonz24@Central.UH.EDU

Secretary (2022-24)
Enedina Vazquez
New Mexico State University
Email: Evazquez@nmsu.edu

Treasurer (2020-22)
Cheryl Maykel
Rivier University
Department of Education
Email: cmaykel@rivier.edu

Council Representatives

Tammy Hughes (2022-2024)
Duquesne University
Email: hughest@duq.edu

Linda Reddy (2022-24)
Rutgers University
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Email: LReddy@rutgers.edu

Vincent C. Alfonso (2023-26)
Gonzaga University
School of Education
Email: alfonso@gonzaga.edu