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Outstanding Dissertation Award

Annual Deadline: April 1 – Chair: Chunyan Yang (cyang@education.ucsb.edu)

Description

 
Each year the Division of School Psychology presents an Outstanding Dissertation in School Psychology Award to a school psychology student who has completed a dissertation that merits special recognition and has the potential to contribute to the science and practice of school psychology.

Eligibility

 
Nominees must have successfully completed their dissertation defense by Dec. 31 of the year prior to the award year.

How to Apply

 
Materials should be forwarded on each nominee including a vita, supporting letters (minimum of two from members of the dissertation committee), and a copy of the dissertation. All nominations and related materials must be submitted electronically by April 1 to the committee chair.

Past Recipients

 
2018:
Tyler E. Smith

2017:
Paige Lauren Mission

2016:
Chunyan Yang

2015:
Bridget O. Hier

2014:
Sarah A. Fefer

2013
Angie Pohl
“The Personal Readiness Evaluation for Postsecondary (PREP):  A development and validation study”
Dissertation Chair: Sandra Christenson

2012
Steve Kilgus
“Diagnostic accuracy of direct behavior rating as a screener of elementary school students”
Dissertation Chair: Sandra M. Chafouleas

2011
Julie Herbstrith
“A multi-method investigation of pre-service teacher attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents”
Dissertation Chair: Renee Tobin

2010
Jamie Zibulsky, University of California, Berkeley
“Preschoolers at risk of developing concurrent academic and behavioral difficulties
Dissertation Chair: Anne Cunningham

2010
Nathan Clemens, Lehigh Univerisity
“Toward consensus on CBM measures”
Dissertation Chair: Edward Shapiro

2009
Kelly Feeney-Kettler, University of Wisconsin–Madison
“Early Identification of Preschool Students At-Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Development and Validation of a Parent-Teacher Screener”
Dissertation Chair: Thomas Kratochwill

2008
Milena Keller-Margulis, Lehigh University
“General Outcome Measures and Performance on High Stakes Tests: A Further Examination of Long-Term Predictive Validity in Pennsylvania”
Dissertation Chair: Ed Shapiro

2008
Brandy Clarke, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
“Parental Self-Efficacy: Examination of a Protective Factor for Parents of Low-Income with Young Children”
Dissertation Chair: Susan Sheridan

2007
Kara Giron Wisniewski, Duqesne University
“Delinquency, Academic Underachievement, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Longitudinal Investigation of Developmental Sequencing and Interrelated Risk Factors”
Dissertation Chair: Tammy Hughes

2006
Brian C. Poncy, University of Tennessee–Knoxville
“An Investigation of the Dependability and Standard Error of Measurement of Words Read Correctly Per Minute Using Curriculum-Based Measurement”
Dissertation Chair: Christopher Skinner

Honorable Mention
Alex Beaujean, University of Missouri
“Using Item Response Theory to Assess the Lynn-Flynn Effect”
Dissertation Chair: Craig Frisby and Rick Short

2005
Elisa Steele Shernoff, University of Wisconsin–Madison
“Transporting an Evidence-Based Classroom Management Program for Preschoolers with Disruptive Behavior Problems to a School: An Analysis of Implementation, Outcomes, and Contextual Variables”
Dissertation Chair: Thomas Kratochwill

2004
Marsha Luginbuehl, University of South Florida
“The initial development and validation of the sleep disorders inventory for students”
Dissertation Chair: Kathy Bradley-Klug and George Batche

2003
Amanda Heidgerken
“An exploration of the relations between parenting, children’s social cognitions, and aggressive behavior”
Dissertation Chair: Jan Hughes

2002
Kevin Fenstermacher, University of Utah
“An Interactive, Computer-based Social Skills Training Program: Development and Use with Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”
Dissertation Chair: Susan Sheridan

2001
Aleta Ann Gilbertson Schulte, University of Wisconsin–Madison
“Effects of testing accommodations on standardized mathematics test scores: An experimental analysis of performance of students with and without disabilities”
Dissertation Chair: Steve Elliot

Honorable Mention
Mary R. Levinsohn, PhD, University of Maryland
“Evaluating Instructional Consultation Teams for Student Reading Achievement and Special Education Outcomes”
Dissertation Chair: Sylvia Rosenfield

2000
Heather Sterling-Turner, Mississippi State University
“The effects of direct training, treatment acceptability, and treatment integrity on treatment outcomes in school consultation”
Dissertation Chair: T. Steuart Watson

1999
Clynita Jefferson, Texas A & M University
“Factors that Impact Parents Engagement and Treatment outcome in a School-Linked Parent Consultation Intervention for Aggressive Children”
Dissertation Chair: Jan N. Hughes

1998
Kimberly Ray, Mississippi State University
“Experimental analysis of the effects of temporally distant events on school behavior”
Dissertation Chair: T. Steuart Watson

1997
Robin Weiner – University of Utah
“Efficacy of conjoint behavioral conservation with a combined homework model to increase math homework completion and accuracy in junior high students”
Dissertation Chair: Susan Sheridan

1996
Janet M. Drew, University of Iowa
“Stimulus control of clinician instructions on parent behavior via a component analysis statement”
Dissertation Chair: Randy Kamphaus

1996
Jennifer M. Asmus, University of Iowa
“Use of tasks, persons, and settings to identify the stimulus control of aberrant behavior in young children”
Dissertation Chair: David Wacker and Gregg Macmann

1995
Mary M. Chittooran, Mississippi State University
“ADHDEXPERT: The Development of a Prototype Expert for the Identification of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”
Dissertation Chair: David T. Morse

1994
Jacqueline Lemme Cunningham, University of Texas
“A Contextual Investigation of the International Development of Psychology in the Schools”
Dissertation Chair: Thomas D. Oakland

Honorable Mention
William David Carlyon, University of South Florida
“The Development and Testing of a Model to Explain Elementary School Staff Motivation and Preference for Consultation with School Psychologists to Remediate Specific Student Behavioral Problems”
Dissertation Chair: Howard M. Knoff

Pamela Burri Grossman, Texas A & M University
“Attachment Style and History of Parents of Aggressive Children: Effects on Response to Intervention”
Dissertation Chair: Jan N. Hughes

1993
Daniel E. Olympia, University of Utah
“Homework Completion and Accuracy: Using Student Management Interventions”
Dissertation Chair: William R. Jenson

Honorable Mention
Ruth Kaminski, University of Oregon
“Assessment for the Primary Prevention of Early Academic Problems: Utility of Curriculum-Based Measurement Pre-Reading Tasks”
Dissertation Chair: Roland H. Good III