Core Program Faculty

Cindy M. Anderson, Ph.D. (West Virginia University, 1999). Associate Professor of School Psychology, Department Head - Special Education and Clinical Sciences Department.

Background: Dr. Anderson joined the faculty at University of Oregon in 2005, after spending six years on the faculty in the Behavior Analysis program at West Virginia University. She is a graduate of an APA accredited program in Psychology and holds psychology licensure in Oregon and West Virginia.

Current Activities: Dr. Anderson serves as the Department Head of Special Education and Clinical Sciences. She directs a research team focused on interventions for children with challenging behavior within the context of school-wide positive behavior support and applied behavior analysis. Dr. Anderson is on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Behavior Analyst, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, and Journal of School Psychology. She currently directs a federally-funded project focused on assisting schools in the implementation of sustainable and effective interventions for preventing the development and exacerbation of problem behavior.

Teaching Interests: Behavioral Assessment, Behavioral Consultation, Interventions for Child Behavior Disorders, Behavioral Theory.

Research Interests: Prevention, school-based interventions for behavior disorders, translation of mental health research from clinical settings to school-based settings, application of behavior analysis to education, systems-change in education


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Office: 141 Lokey Education Bldg. (541.346.2671)


Roland H. Good III, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University, 1985). Associate Professor of School Psychology.

Background: Dr. Good is a graduate of an APA and NASP-accredited program in School Psychology and has 3 years experience as a school psychology practitioner. Dr. Good also has teaching certification and teaching experience in both general and special education.

Current Activities: Dr. Good heads a research team investigating various aspects of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. He has been at the University of Oregon since 1988. He has served on the editorial boards for School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly, and The Journal of Special Education.

Teaching Interests: Tests and Measurement in Education, Statistics, Research Design, and Psychoeducational Assessment.

Research Interests: Dynamic indicators of basic early literacy skills, assessment of and interventions for academic learning problems, and assessment in cross-cultural context.


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Office: 378 HEDCO Education Bldg. (541.345.2145)


Laura Lee McIntyre , Ph.D. (University of California-Riverside, 2003). Associate Professor of School Psychology, Director of the UO School Psychology Program.

Background: Dr. McIntyre joined the faculty at the University of Oregon after spending six years on the faculty in school psychology at Syracuse University and in the Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics, a program in Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. McIntyre has clinical experience in both hospital (inpatient and outpatient) and school settings. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California-Riverside.

Current Activities: Dr. McIntyre is the Director of the School Psychology Program. Her research team focuses on family-based interventions for preschool-aged children with developmental and behavioral concerns. She is a research scientist at the Child and Family Center and an affiliated faculty member at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (co-editor of the special section on Evidence Based Practices) and serves on the Executive Council of Division 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) of the American Psychological Association. She has received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and has received recognition for community service, teaching, and research mentorship.

Teaching Interests: Consultation, assessment, child development and psychopathology.

Research Interests: Early identification and treatment of young children with or at-risk for developmental and behavioral disorders; transition to kindergarten; family well-being and parent-professional partnerships.


Office: 347 HEDCO Education Bldg. (541.346.7452)


Angela Whalen, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 2002). Instructor and Practicum Coordinator.

Background: Dr. Whalen joined the UO faculty in 2003, after having previously worked as a school psychologist/staff development trainer in Iowa and as a school psychologist and literacy coach in Washington State. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon's APA and NASP accredited program in School Psychology.

Current Activities: Dr. Whalen teaches School Psychology courses, coordinates School Psychology practicum training, and advises School Psychology master's students. As the program's practicum coordinator, Dr. Whalen is responsible for facilitating and supervising all aspects of practicum training in the program, including making student placements, teaching the practicum seminar, providing individual supervision, and working as a liasion between the UO school psychology program and field supervisors. Dr. Whalen is also the Project Coordinator for The Oregon Response to Intervention (RTI) Project, a personnel preparation grant preparing school psychology students with expertise in RTI theory and practice.

Teaching and Research Interests: Response to Intervention (RTI), Educational/Academic Assessment, Instructional Consultation, School Psychology Practicum.


Office: 358 HEDCO Education Bldg. (541.346.2898)

Affiliated Special Education Doctoral Faculty

Along with the UO's Special Education program, our program is located in the Area of Special Education within the College of Education. The two programs are closely aligned and have a long history of collaboration. By special arrangement between the two programs, the doctoral faculty of the special education program have special status as affiliated faculty within the school psychology program, and may work with our students as dissertation co-chairs, co-advisors, and members of comprehensive examination committees. Because the UO special education program is recognized as one of the best graduate programs in special education in the nation (ranked 4th in the nation in the 2006 U.S. News and World Report ratings), this arrangement provides a tremendous opportunity for our student to work with a larger cadre of internationally-recognized experts in the field. The affiliated special education doctoral faculty include:

Richard W. Albin, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1986). Senior Research Associate and Associate Professor of Special Education. Research design, programming and instruction, instructional technology, applied behavior analysis.

Brigid Flannery, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1992). Senior Research Associate and Associate Professor of Special Education. Transition for young adults with disabilities, post-secondary education, positive behavioral support.

Beth Harn, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 2000). Assistant Professor of Special Education. Systems to support effective school-wide instructional decision making, aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to optimize learner's performance; prevention and early intervention for students with reading difficulties, increasing and Improving consultation practices of school psychologists

Robert Horner, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1978). Professor of Special Education, Director, Educational and Community Supports. Functional behavior assessment, school-wide behavior management, education of students with severe disabilities, generalization and maintenance of stimulus control.

Edward J. Kameenui, Ph.D. (University of Oregon 1980). Professor of Special Education; Director, Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement. Design of instruction, relationships between student achievement and instructional design. Currently on leave from the University of Oregon, working as Commissioner for Special Education Research, Institute for Educational Science, U.S. Department of Education.

Christopher Murray, Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1998). Associate Professor of Special Education. Secondary special education, behavior and learning disorders, school-community transition.

Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

In addition to our core faculty and the affiliated special education doctoral faculty, the following University of Oregon Faculty and community members regularly contribute time and energy to the School Psychology Program and students. Through teaching courses, supervising and facilitating field placements, assisting in the supervision of student research, and serving on dissertation and comprehensive examination committees, these faculty make a tremendous contribution to our program. The following list includes those adjunct and affiliated faculty who have participated in our program in these capacities in recent years.

Lew Bank, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles, 1982). Research Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center. Development and prevention of antisocial behavior and delinquency.

Kelli Cummings, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 2004). Adjunct Assistant Professor, UO School Psychology Program, and Senior Research Associate, Dynamic Measurement Group. Literacy, educational measurement and assessment, children's social behavior, research methods and statistics.

Alex Granzin, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1975). School Psychologist, Springfield Schools; past president, Oregon School Psychologists Association. Instructional and behavioral consultation, supervision of school psychology interns.

Ruth Kaminski, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1992). Courtesy Assistant Professor, UO School Psychology Program, and member of the Dynamic Measurement Group. Early childhood; prevention of social/behavioral and academic problems, innovative assessment procedures and interventions for preschool-age children and families

Deborah Laimon, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1994). Psychologist, EC Cares Early Childhood Center. Early childhood/preschool school psychology.

Charles Martinez, Ph.D. (California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego, 1997). UO Vice Provost for Diversity and Institutional Equity; Clinical Psychologist and Senior Research Scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center. Behavioral health outcomes for Latino families, acculturation, prevention science.

Jeffrey Measelle, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley, 1997). Assistant Professor, UO Department of Psychology. Clinical child psychology, developmental psychopathology, developmental sociobiology.

Kelly Powell-Smith, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1993). Courtesy associate Professor, UO School Psychology Program, and Senior Research Associate Dynamic Measurement Group. Literacy, educational assessment, consultation, early childhood school psychology.

John Seeley, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 2001). Courtesy Assistant Professor, UO School Psychology Program, and Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute. Prevention, public health, depression and children and adolescents, measurement and biostatistics.

Jeffrey Sprague, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1990). Associate Professor of Special Education and Co-Director, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior. Applied behavior analysis, severe behavioral disorders, school safety, school violence prevention, special education teacher training, school-to-work transition, and social integration.

Randall Sprick, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1979). Educational Consultant, Teaching Strategies, Inc. Behavior management, classroom management, staff development.

Bruce Stiller, Ph.D. (Oregon, 1987). School Psychologist, Eugene Public Schools. Behavioral consultation, practicum supervision, and prevention of antisocial behavior.

Elizabeth Stormshak, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University, 1995). Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology. Developmental psychopathology, child and family intervention, conduct problems, peer relations, prevention, child therapy, parenting.

Hill M. Walker, Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 1967). Professor Emeritus of Special Education and Co-Director, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior. Director, Center on Human Development. Behavior management identification and remediation of child behavior disorders.