Faculty Department Program(s) and Research Interests
Saul Axelrod,  Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education |Emeritus Faculty

Applied Behavior Analysis |Special Education

Interests center on applied behavior analytic teacher training and procedures for increasing the academic achievement levels of children of poverty.  His techniques focus on those associated with Direct Instruction and class wide peer tutoring.  He also has a major interest in constructive classroom management procedures.  In addition, Dr. Axelrod is involved in functional analysis research as it relates to self-injurious and aggressive behavior.  His writings have particularly focused on those that train beginning teachers, parents and employers on behavior- analytic principles and practices. Dr. Axelrod is currently retired and is not accepting new advisees.

James P. Byrnes, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Joseph P. DuCette, Ph.D.

Office of the Dean |Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology |Higher Education

Dr. Frank Farley

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology |School Psychology

Catherine A. Fiorello, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

School Psychology

Amanda Guld Fisher, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Applied Behavior Analysis

Areas of Research:

  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism and Other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including skill acquisition and reduction of challenging behaviors
  • Organizational Behavior Management, including staff training and supervision
Shanta Hattikudur, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Annemarie Hindman

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

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Psychological Studies in Education

Counseling Psychology

Avi Kaplan, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Laura Pendergast, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

School Psychology

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Psychological Studies in Education

School Psychology

Catherine C. Schifter, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education |Emeritus Faculty

Instructional Learning Technology

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Psychological Studies in Education

Counseling Psychology

Matt Tincani, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Psychological Studies in Education

Applied Behavior Analysis |Special Education

Dr. Tincani focuses on the application of behavioral principles to improve language, academic, social, and play skills of learners with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities, with particular interest in Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. His additional scholarly interests include positive behavior support in school and community settings, scaling-up of behavioral interventions, quality of life of people with disabilities, and single-case designs.

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Psychological Studies in Education

Counseling Psychology

Gregory Tucker

Psychological Studies in Education

Counseling Psychology

Barbara A. Wasik, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Meredith Weber

Psychological Studies in Education

School Psychology

Diana L. Wildermuth, PhD, NCC, LPC

Psychological Studies in Education

Counseling Psychology