Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology prepares professionals for careers as college teachers and university professors, educators of the gifted and creative, school psychologists, researchers, and test developers. Offering an array of renowned graduate programs that are perennially ranked among the nation’s top 20 by U.S. News and World Report, the department is known for its highly regarded faculty and rigorous academic standards.

Department faculty have been awarded millions of dollars in federal and private funding for research on topics such as assessment and remediation of children’s reading difficulty, sex differences in mathematics strategies, reading comprehension and vocabulary development, diagnostic classification models, preschool intervention for children living in poverty, design of student-centered learning environments, and school dropout prevention.

Faculty present their research findings worldwide and publish in a variety of journals. The department is also home to the three endowed professors, numerous Fulbright Scholars, Fellows and Presidents of divisions of the American Psychological Association, and college, university and national teaching, service, and research award winners.


The School Psychology Program welcomes Dr. Ashley Johnson. Dr. Johnson will be joining the program in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at SUNY-Binghamton and is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at Brown University. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on (1) identifying how differential development of attention contributes to child psychopathology and (2) disseminating empirically supported assessments and treatments for autism to underserved populations globally and locally

The School Psychology program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014! The application deadline has been extended to January 15, 2014.
If applying to the PhD program for School Psychology, please choose the Educational Psychology PhD option on the online application (MOD code 263C) and School Psychology as the Area of Emphasis.

Annual Report for 2012

Front page of 2012 Annual Report
Annual Report for 2012 (PDF format)