Faculty

Kerri Clopton

Kerri Clopton, Ph.D.,
School Psychology, Texas A&M University

Program Coordinator; Associate Professor

University Of Northern Iowa
Schindler Educ Ctr 627
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-7940
Email: kerri.clopton@uni.edu

Courses Taught:  Academic Assessment and Intervention, Psychosocial Assessment, Practicum II, Practicum IV, Risk and Resilience

Research Interests: academic, social, and emotional success of military-connected children; school psychology training issues; school psychology professional issues

 

Nicole Skaar

Nicole Skaar, Ph.D. 

Educational Psychology, Univ of Minnesota

Assistant Professor

University of Northern Iowa

Schindler Educ Ctr 605

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone (319) 273-7649

Email: Nicole.skaar@uni.edu

Courses Taught:  Introduction to School Psychology, Classroom Assessment

Research Interests:  Assessment of adolescent behavior, School based mental health systems, Post-secondary transition

 

Stephanie Schmitz

Stephanie Schmitz, Ph.D.

School Psychology, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln

Assistant Professor

University of Northern Iowa

Schindler Educ Ctr 623

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone (319) 273-7634

Email: Stephanie.Schmitz@uni.edu

Courses Taught:  Psychological Consultation in Schools, Individual Intellectual Assessment, Practicum in Education and Psychology

Research Interests:  Early Childhood literacy, Efficacy of literacy and behavioral interventions, School Psychologists' Involvement in prevention activities at the elementary level, Bully prevention

 

Support Faculty


Beyond the faculty who hold doctorates and/or certificates in school psychology, the department also has faculty members with doctorates in Educational Psychology, Special Education, Educational Measurement and Research, and Social Foundations who teach support courses and serve on thesis and specialist committees.

Robert Boody, Ph.D.

 Special Education, University of Northern Iowa

Full Professor

University Of Northern Iowa
Schindler Educ Ctr 611
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-6198
Email: robert.boody@uni.edu

Courses Taught: Classroom Assessment, Educational Program Evaluation, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research Inquiry, Statistical Methods in Education, Descriptive Educational Research, Educational Research, Advanced Experimental Research in Education, Monitoring Progress in Individuals and Groups

Research Interests: Accountability systems in teacher education; Uses of data and reflection in teacher change Rhetorical analysis of educational reform; Uses of research and evaluation in schools; Professional learning communities

 

Katheryn East, Ed.D.,
Special Education, University of Northern Iowa

Associate Professor

University Of Northern Iowa
Schindler Educ Ctr 647
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-6789
Email: katheryn.east@uni.edu

Courses Taught: Human development, field work
Research Interests: Self-study of teacher education, preservice teacher education, research regarding practice (how we become better practitioners), inclusion


Susan Etscheidt

Susan Etscheidt, Ph.D.,
Special Education, University of Minnesota

Professor

University Of Northern Iowa
655 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0601

Phone: (319) 273-3279
Email: susan.etscheidt@uni.edu

Courses Taught: Special Education Law, Educational Management
Research Interests: Special education legal issues, inclusion for students with disabilities, behavioral disorders


Anthony Gabriele, Ph.D.,
Educational Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Associate Professor

University of Northern Iowa
651 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-2899
Email: anthony.gabriele@uni.edu

Courses Taught: Learning and Instruction in Classroom Contexts, Teacher as change agent,
Foundations of Instructional Psychology, Classroom Assessment
Research Interests: the role of motivational processes in mathematics learning. Specific research interests include motivational processes that influence collaborative learning, the role of teacher reflection in the development of teacher efficacy, and instructional strategies that reduce achievement gaps in at-risk students. 


Elana Joram

Elana Joram, Ph.D.,
Applied Cognitive Science, University of Toronto

Professor

University Of Northern Iowa
633 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Phone: (319) 273-7283
Email: elana.joram@uni.edu

Courses Taught: Learning and Instruction in Classroom Contexts, Teacher as a Change Agent, Foundations of Instructional Psychology, Educational Research
Research Interests: mathematical thinking, instruction designed to enhance students' understanding of mathematics, preservice and practicing teachers' beliefs, gifted and talented education
 

 

  

Program Assistants

Rise Choplin

Secretary I

Schindler Education Center 617

Phone: 319-273-2695
Email: rise.choplin@uni.edu

 

Deb Jacobs

Secretary III

Schindler Education Center 617

Phone: 319-273-2694
Email: debra.jacobs@uni.edu