Graduate School : School Psychology
Faculty Profiles

Alfred University School Psychology FacultyFaculty members have backgrounds in school and clinical psychology, as well as the field of education. The majority of faculty members worked in practice settings before entering academia. We have listed some of the courses that faculty members teach, but the list is not exhaustive.

Jana Atlas - Professor of School Psychology; Director, Child and Family Services Center
Courses taught: Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, Clinic Practicum Supervision, Supervision and Administration, Advanced Topics in School Psychology.

Stacy Bender - Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Courses taught: Cultural Diversity, Internship Supervision, Social-Emotional Assessment

Andrea Burch - Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Courses taught: Research and Statistics, Clinic Practicum Supervision, Exceptionality

Mark Fugate - Associate Professor of School Psychology
Courses taught: Foundations of School Psychology, Psychological and Educational Measurement, Physiological Bases of Behavior, Internship Supervision, Academic Assessment/Interventions

Cris Lauback - Associate Professor of School Psychology
Courses taught: Consultation and Prevention, Field Experience, Developmental Psychology, Norm-Referenced Testing

Lynn O'Connell - Associate Professor of School Psychology; Chair, Division of Counseling and School Psychology
Courses taught: Norm-Referenced Testing, Academic Interventions, Clinic Practicum Supervision, Internship Supervision

Faculty members of the School Psychology program at Alfred University remain very involved in their fields by consulting in schools, other agencies, or private practice settings. Collectively, they have been active in the following professional organization:

  • New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Division of School Psychology (Div. 16, APA)
  • Pediatric Psychology (Div. 54, APA)
  • School Psychology Educators Council of New York State (SPECNYS)
  • Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP)
  • The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
  • American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES)
  • Inter-organizational Council for Psychology in Schools and Education (ICPSE)
  • Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP)

General Information

Application requirements

Faculty profiles

Financial information

Graduate success

Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families

About MA/CAS

Master of Arts/Certificate of Advanced Study (MA/CAS) Overview

Course sequence

Field experience

Mission and goals

Master's/CAS Handbook 2015

About Psy.D.

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.) Overview


Course sequence

Field experience

Research experience

Student admission, outcomes, and other data

Mission and goals

Doctoral Handbook 2015


Admissions Coordinator
Jana Atlas, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212

Internship Coordinator
Stacy Bender, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212

Program Director
Cris Lauback, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of School Psychology
Ph: 607.871.2212

Graduate Admissions
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