Faculty Profiles

Dr. Shannon Suldo

Dr. Shannon Suldo, Ph.D., Professor

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Phone: (813) 974-2223 
Email: suldo@usf.edu

Dr. Shannon Suldo is a Professor of School Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist (PY #7704, Florida). She graduated with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2004. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2007, she completed post-doctoral clinical work in Hillsborough County Public Schools, where she provided comprehensive mental health services (individual, group, and family counseling; teacher consultation; classroom management) to adolescents identified as having emotional and/or behavioral disorders.

Dr. Suldo's research interests include subjective well-being during youth (e.g., positive indicators of children's psychological well-being, interventions to promote students' life satisfaction, a dual-factor model of mental health, how adolescents' mental health is influenced by parent-child and student-teacher relationships), the social-emotional functioning of high school students participating in rigorous college preparatory programs, and the provision of school-based mental health services, including evidence-based ecological interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Dr. Suldo’s research on youth subjective well-being is summarized in her 2016 book “Promoting Student Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools.” This book is available as a print or e-book, through Guilford Press. To take advantage of a special offer from Guilford Press to Save 20% on this title, visit the Guilford Press website.

Courses Taught

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), 2015
  • Reviewer of the Year Award, Journal of School Psychology, 2009
  • Lightner Witmer Award, presented by Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, 2009
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Article of the Year, School Psychology Review editorial board, 2008
  • Nominee, Early Career Teaching Award, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2006
  • Early Career Scholar, School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, 2005
  • Outstanding Article of the Year, School Psychology Review editorial board, 2004
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation, International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, 2004
  • Ralph Tindall Fellowship, $2000 dissertation funding, presented by the USC Psychology Dept., 2003

Grants

  • Principal Investigator for a grant entitled “Facilitating Academic Success and Emotional Well-Being among High School Students in Accelerated Curricula,” funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). August 2015. Amount Awarded = $1,500,000. R305A150543
  • Principal investigator for a grant entitled “Intrapersonal Factors Associated with Academic Success among High School Students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP-IB) Programs,” funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). July 2010. Amount Awarded = $1,018,356. R305A100911
  • Co-principal investigator for a grant entitled “Increasing Middle School Students’ Happiness: Efficacy of a Positive Psychology Group Intervention” funded by the USF Collaborative for Children, Families, and Communities.  July 2007. Amount Awarded = $15,000.
  • Principal investigator for a grant entitled “Barriers to the Provision of Mental Health Services in Schools: Implications for Trainers of School Psychologists" funded by the USF College of Education Mini-Grant Competition. May 2006. Amount Awarded = $5,000.
  • Principal investigator for a grant entitled “A Comparison of the Mental Health of Students in International Baccalaureate and General Education Programs in Florida High Schools” funded by the USF New Researcher Grant Competition. December 2005. Amount Awarded = $9,980.34.
  • Principal investigator for a grant entitled “Dual-Factor Model of Mental Health in Youth: Prediction of Physical Health, Educational, and Social Outcomes” funded by the Pediatric Clinical Research Center (All Children’s Hospital- St. Pete). August 2005. Amount Awarded = $20,000.
  • Co-principal investigator for a grant entitled “An Examination of the Psychological Well-Being of Students in Bartow High School’s International Baccalaureate and General Education Programs” funded by the Pediatric USF Collaborative for Children, Families, and Communities. July 2005. Amount Awarded = $15,000.

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (in press). Examining gifted students’ mental health through the lens of positive psychology. American Psychological Association (APA) Handbook on Giftedness and Talent. Washington, DC: APA.
  • Suldo, S. M., & Ogg, J. (2014). Best practices in interventions for anxiety-based school refusal. In P.L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology: Student-level services (6th ed; pp. 365 – 380). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Suldo, S. M., Bateman, L., & Gelley, C. D. (2014). Understanding and promoting school satisfaction in children and adolescents. In M. J. Furlong, R. Gilman, and E. S. Huebner (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools (2nd ed; pp. 365-380). New York: Routledge.
  • Suldo, S. M., Bateman, L., & McMahan, M. (2014). School satisfaction. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 5707 – 5712). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Suldo, S. M., & Fefer, S. A. (2013). Parent-child relationships and well-being. In C. Proctor and P. A. Linley (Eds.), Research, Applications and Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Perspective (pp. 131 – 147). doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6398-2_8.  Springer.
  • Suldo, S. M., Huebner, E. S., Savage, J., & Thalji, A. (2011). Promoting subjective well-being.  In M. Bray & T. Kehle (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of School Psychology (pp. 504-522).  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Suldo, S. M. (2009). Parent-child relationships.  In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools (pp. 245 – 256).  New York: Routledge.
  • Suldo, S. M., Huebner, E. S., Friedrich, A. A., & Gilman, R. (2009). Life satisfaction.  In R. Gilman, E. S. Huebner, & M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools (pp. 27 – 35).  New York: Routledge.
  • Huebner, E. S., Gilman, R., & Suldo, S. M. (2007). Assessing perceived quality of life in  children and youth. In S. R. Smith & L. Handler (Eds.), Clinical assessment of children and adolescents: A practitioner’s guide (pp. 347 – 363) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Gilman, R. (2006). Life satisfaction. In G. Bear & K. Minke (Eds.), Children’s needs III: Development, prevention, and correction (pp. 357 – 368).  Bethesda, MD: NASP.
  • Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Valois, R. F. (2005) Children’s life satisfaction. In K. A. Anderson & L. H. Lippman (Eds.), What do children need to flourish? Conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development. New York: Springer, 41 – 59.
  • Huebner, E. S., Nagle, R. J. & Suldo, S. M. (2003). Quality of life assessment in child and adolescent health care: The Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS). In J. Sirgy, D. Rahtz, & A. C. Samli (Eds.), Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Press, 179 – 190.

Journal Articles

  • Suldo, S. M., Thalji-Raitano, A., Kiefer, S. M., & Ferron, J. M. (in press). Conceptualizing high school students’ mental health through a dual-factor mode. School Psychology Review.
  • Ogg, J., Bateman, L., Dedrick, R., & Suldo, S. M. (2016). The relationship between life satisfaction and ADHD symptoms in middle school students: Using a bifactor model. Journal of Attention Disorders 20 (5), 390-399 doi: 10.1177/1087054714521292
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., Bander, B., McCullough, M., Garofano, J., Roth, R., & Tan, S. (2015). Increasing elementary school students’ subjective well-being through a classwide positive psychology intervention: Results of a pilot study. Contemporary School Psychology, 19 (4), 300-311. doi: 10.1007/s40688-015-0061-y
  • Suldo, S. M., Minch, D. R., & Hearon, B. V. (2015). Adolescent life satisfaction and personality characteristics: Investigating relationships using a Five Factor Model. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16 (4), 965-983. doi: 10.1007/s10902-014-9544-1
  • Suldo, S. M., Dedrick, R. F., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Roth, R., & Ferron, J. (2015). Development and initial validation of the Student Rating of Environmental Stressors Scale (StRESS): Stressors faced by students in accelerated high school curricula. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33 (4), 339-356. doi: 10.1177/0734282914552164
  • Suldo, S. M., Dedrick, R. F., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Fefer, S.A., & Ferron, J. (2015). Development and initial validation of the Coping with Academic Demands Scale (CADS): How students in accelerated high school curricula cope with school-related stressors. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33 (4) 339-356. doi: 10.1177/0734282914552165
  • Suldo, S. M., Gelley, C. D., Roth, R. A., & Bateman, L. P. (2015). Influence of peer social experiences on positive and negative indicators of mental health among high school students. Psychology in the Schools, 52 (5), 431-446. doi: 10.1002/pits.21834
  • Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., Roth, R., & Fefer, S. A. (2015). Students’ perceptions of factors that contribute to risk and success in accelerated high school curricula. High School Journal, 98 (2), 109-137.
  • Dedrick, R., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2015). Psychometric properties of the School Attitude Assessment Survey- Revised with International Baccalaureate (IB) high school students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 59 (1), 38-54. doi: 10.1177/0016986214559596
  • Cunningham, J. & Suldo, S. M. (2014). Accuracy of teachers in identifying elementary school students who report at-risk levels of anxiety and depression. School Mental Health, 6 (4), 237-250. doi: 10.1007/s12310-014-9125-9
  • Suldo, S. M., Frank, M. J., Chappel, A. M., Albers, M. M., & Bateman, L. P. (2014). American high school students’ perceptions of determinants of life satisfaction. Social Indicators Research, 118, (485-514). doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0436-2
  • Volpe, R. J. & Suldo, S. M. (2014). Introduction to the special issue on theoretical frameworks in school psychological intervention research: Interdisciplinary perspectives and future directions. School Psychology Review, 43 (2), 115 – 118.
  • Suldo, S. M., Gormley, M., DuPaul, G., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2014). The impact of school mental health on student and school-level academic outcomes: Current status of the research and future directions. School Mental Health, 6 (2), 84 - 98. doi: 10.1007/s12310-013-9116
  • Suldo, S. M., & Savage, J. A., & Mercer, S. (2014). Increasing middle school students’ life satisfaction: Efficacy of a positive psychology group intervention. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 19 – 42. doi: 10.1007/s10902-013-9414-2
  • Chappel, A., Suldo, S. M., & Ogg, J. (2014). Associations between adolescents’ family stressors and life satisfaction. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23 (1), 76 – 84. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9687-9
  • Suldo, S. M., McMahan, M. M., Chappel, A. M., & Bateman, L. P. (2014). Evaluation of the Teacher-Student Relationship Inventory in American high school students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32 (1), 3 – 14. doi: 10.1177/0734282913485212
  • Hoy, B. & Suldo, S. M., Raffaele Mendez, L. (2013).  Links between parents’ and children’s levels of gratitude, life satisfaction, and hope. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14 (4), 1343-1361. doi: 10.1007/s10902-012-9386-7
  • Suldo, S. M., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (2013a). The psychosocial functioning of high school students in academically rigorous programs. Psychology in the Schools, 50 (8), 823 – 843. doi: 10.1002/pits.21708.
  • Suldo, S. M., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (2013b). Changes in stress and psychological adjustment during the transition to high school among freshmen in an accelerated curriculum. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24 (3), 195-218. doi: 10.1177/1932202X13496090
  • Suldo, S. M., Thalji-Raitano, A., Hasemeyer, M., Gelley, C. D., & Hoy, B. (2013). Understanding middle school students’ life satisfaction: Does school climate matter? Applied Research in Quality of Life, 8, 169 – 182. doi: 10.1007/s11482-012-9185-7
  • Suldo, S. M., McMahan, M., Chappel, A., & Loker, T. (2012). Relationships between perceived school climate and adolescent mental health across genders. School Mental Health, 4 (2), 69 – 80. doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9073-1
  • Stewart, T., & Suldo, S. M. (2011). Relationships between social support sources and early adolescents’ mental health: The moderating effect of student achievement level. Psychology in the Schools, 48 (10), 1016 – 1033. doi: 10.1002/pits.20607
  • Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., & Friedrich, A. (2011). Mean levels and correlates of perfectionism in International Baccalaureate and general education students. High Abilities Studies, 22 (1), 61 – 77. doi: 10.1080/13598139.2011.576088
  • Suldo, S. M., & Thalji, A., & Ferron, J. (2011). Longitudinal academic outcomes predicted by early adolescents’ subjective well-being, psychopathology, and mental health status yielded from a dual-factor model. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6 (1), 17-30. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2010.536774
  • Suldo, S. M., Loker, T., Friedrich, A., Sundman, A., Cunningham, J., Saari, B., & Schatzberg, T. (2010). Improving school psychologists’ knowledge and confidence pertinent to suicide prevention through professional development. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 26 (3), 177 – 197. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2010.495919
  • Shaffer, E. J., Suldo, S. M., Loker, T., & March. A. (2010). How adolescents’ mental health predicts their physical health: Unique contributions of indicators of subjective well-being and psychopathology. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 5 (3), 203 – 217. doi: 10.1007/s11482-010-9105-7.
  • Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A. A., & Michalowski, J. (2010). Factors that limit and facilitate school psychologists’ involvement in mental health services. Psychology in the Schools, 47 (4), 354 – 373. doi: 10.1002/pits.20475.
  • Saha, R., Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Valois, R. F. (2010). A longitudinal study of adolescent life satisfaction and parenting.  Child Indicators Research, 3 (2), 149 – 165. doi: 10.1007/s12187-009-9050-x.
  • Shaunessy, E. & Suldo, S. M. (2010). Strategies utilized by intellectually gifted students to cope with stress during their participation in a high school International Baccalaureate program. Gifted Child Quarterly, 54 (2), 127 – 137. doi: 10.1177/0016986209355977.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Thalji, A., Michalowski, J., & Shaffer, E. (2009). Sources of stress for students in high school college preparatory and general education programs: Group differences and associations with adjustment. Adolescence, 176, 925 – 948.
  • Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A. A., White, T., Farmer, J., Minch, D., & Michalowski, J. (2009). Teacher support and adolescents’ subjective well-being: A mixed-methods investigation. School Psychology Review, 38 (1), 67 – 85.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Michalowski, J., & Shaffer, E. S. (2008). Coping strategies of high school students in an International Baccalaureate program.  Psychology in the Schools, 45 (10),960 – 977.
  • Suldo, S. M., Mihalas, S. T., Powell, H. A., & Witte, R. B. (2008). Ecological predictors of substance use in middle school students.  School Psychology Quarterly, 23 (3), 373 – 388.
  • Suldo, S. M., & Stewart, T. (2008). Test review: The Five-Factor Personality Inventory – Children. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 26 (2), 202 – 209.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaffer, E. S., & Riley, K. (2008). A social-cognitive-behavioral model of academic predictors of adolescents’ life satisfaction. School Psychology Quarterly, 23 (1), 56 – 69.
  • Suldo, S. M. & Shaffer, E. J. (2008).  Looking beyond psychopathology: The dual-factor model of mental health in youth. School Psychology Review, 37 (1), 52 - 68.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., & Hardesty, R. B. (2008). Relationships among stress, coping, and mental health in high-achieving high school students. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (4), 273 – 290.
  • Powell, H., Mihalis, S., Onwuegbuzie, T., Suldo, S. M., & Daley, C. (2008). Mixed-methods research in school psychology: A mixed methods investigation of trends in the literature. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (4), 291 – 309.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaffer, E. J., & Shaunessy, S. E. (2008). An independent investigation of the validity of the School Attitudes Assessment Survey-Revised for use in a general population of high school students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 26 (1), 69 – 82.Suldo, S. M. & Shaffer, E. J. (2007). Evaluation of the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children in two samples of American adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25 (4), 341 – 355.
  • Haranin, E. C., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2007). Predictive and incremental validity of global and domain-based adolescent life satisfaction reports. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25, 127 – 138.
  • DeSantis, A. L., Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., & Valois, R. F. (2006). An ecological view of school satisfaction in adolescence: Linkages between social support and behavior problems.  Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1, 279 – 295.
  • Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., Valois, R. F., & Drane, J. W. (2006). The Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale: Sex, race, and grade effects for applications with middle school students.  Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1 (2), 211 – 216.
  • Huebner, E. S., Seligson, J. L., Valois, R. F., & Suldo, S. S. (2006). A review of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale. Social Indicators Research, 79, 477 – 484.
  • Suldo, S. M., Riley, K. & Shaffer, E. S. (2006). Academic correlates of children and adolescents’ life satisfaction. School Psychology International, 27 (5), 567 – 582.
  • Valle, M., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2006). An analysis of hope as a psychological strength. Journal of School Psychology, 44, 393 – 406.   
  • Suldo, S. M. & Huebner, E. S. (2006). Is extremely high life satisfaction during adolescence advantageous? Social Indicators Research, 78, 179 – 203.
  • Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Hardesty, R. B., & Shaffer, E. S. (2006). School functioning and psychological well-being of International Baccalaureate and general education students: A preliminary examination.  Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 17, 76 – 89.
  • Ardoin, S. P., Suldo, S. M., Witt, J. E., Aldrich, S., & McDonald, E. (2005). Accuracy of readability estimates’ predictions of CBM performance. School Psychology Quarterly, 20 (1), 1 – 22.
  • Valle, M. F., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2004). Further validation of the Children’s Hope Scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 22 (4), 320 – 337.
  • Nagle, R. J., Suldo, S. M., Christensen, S. L., & Hanson, A. L. (2004).Graduate students’ perspectives of academic positions in school psychology. School Psychology Quarterly, 19 (4), 311 – 326.
  • Suldo, S. M., & Huebner, E. S. (2004). Does life satisfaction moderate the effects of stressful life events on psychopathological behavior during adolescence? School Psychology Quarterly, 19 (2), 93 – 105.
  • Ardoin, S. P., Witt, J. C., Suldo, S. M., Connell, J. E., Koenig, J. L., Resetar, J. L., Slider, N. J., Williams, K. L. (2004). Examining the incremental benefits of administering a maze and three vs. one curriculum-based measurement reading probes when conducting universal screening. School Psychology Review, 33 (2), 218 – 233.
  • Huebner, E. S., Valois, R. F., Suldo, S. M., Smith, L. C., McKnight, C. G., Seligson, J. L., & Zullig, K. J. (2004). Perceived quality of life: A neglected component of adolescent health assessment and intervention. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34 (4), 270 – 278.
  • Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S., Valois, R. F., Drane, J. W., & Zullig, K. (2004). Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale: Sex, race, and grade effects in a high school sample. Psychological Reports, 94, 351 – 356.
  • Suldo, S. M. & Huebner, E. S. (2004). The role of life satisfaction in the relationship between authoritative parenting dimensions and adolescent problem behavior. Social Indicators Research, 66 (1-2), 165 – 195.
  • Huebner, E. S., Suldo, S. M., Smith, L. C., McKnight, C. G. (2004). Life Satisfaction in children and youth: Empirical foundations and implications for school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools, 41 (1 ), 81 – 93.
  • McKnight, C. G, Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2002). Relationships between stressful life events, temperament, life satisfaction, and adolescent mental health. Psychology in the Schools, 39 (6), 677 – 687.
  • Suldo, S. M., Olson, L. A., & Evans, J. R. (2001). Quantitative EEG evidence of increased alpha peak frequency in children with precocious reading ability. Journal of Neurotherapy, 5 (3), 39 - 50.
  • Suldo, S. M. & Sandberg, D. A. (2000). Relationship between attachment styles and eating disorder symptomatology among college women. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 15 (1), 59-73.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Newsletters

  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., Dickinson, S., Esposito, E., Wesley, K. L., Lynn, C., & Lam, G. Y. H. (2015). Adapting positive psychology interventions for use with elementary school children. NASP Communiqué, 43 (8), 4 – 8.
  • Suldo, S. M. (2010). Building a sustainable and meaningful research agenda through engagement in one’s community: Success through university-district collaboration. The School Psychologist, Spring, 26 – 29.
  • Shaunessy, E, & Suldo, S. M. (2010). What teachers should know and do about IB students’ stress levels. Teaching for High Potential, Spring, pp. 1, 10, 12-13.
  • Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A., White, T., & March, A. (2008). Associations between student-teacher relations and students’ academic and psychological well-being.  NASP Communiqué, 37 (2), 14 – 15. 
  • Suldo, S. M., Michalowski, J., Minch, D. & Thalji, A. (2008). Best practices in evaluating student-teacher relations and students’ functioning.  NASP Communiqué, 37 (2),16 – 17.Suldo, S. M., Hardesty, R. B., Mihalas, S. T., Powell, H. A., & Witte, R. B. (2007). The role of teacher support in preventing substance use.  Psychology Teachers Network, 16 (4), 19 - 22.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaffer, E. S., & Michalowski, J. (2006). The risks and benefits of participation in college preparatory programs during high school. Communique, 35 (3), 18 – 19.

Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B., McCullough, M., Lam, G. Y. H., Dickinson, S., & Esposito, E. (February, 2016). Targeted evidence-based positive psychology interventions to improve students’ happiness. Mini-skills presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • McCullough, M., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (February, 2016). Improving teacher wellness: A strengths-based positive psychology approach. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Wang, H. W., Hofmann, N., Hearon, B., Schick, C., Hernandez, O., Cambric, M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Ferron, J., & Dedrick, R. (February, 2016). Cultivating students’ coping skills: Managing stressors at school and beyond. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., LaRosa, K., & Mattison, A. (February, 2016). Supporting students’ mental health by helping teachers identify and refer students with signs of emotional distress. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Conroy, M., Fabiano, G., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., & Sutherland, K. (December, 2015). School-Family Partnerships from PreK-12: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing School-Based Interventions. Session presented at the 2015 IES Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., Dedrick, R. F., & Hearon, B. (2015, November). Predictors of Academic and Psychosocial Success in International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., & Roth, R. (November, 2015). Fostering complete mental health: Evidence-based practices to improve students’ subjective well-being. Mini-skills session presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, New Orleans, LA.
  • Romer, N., Suldo, S. M., & Kincaid, D. (November, 2015). Building state-level capacity to support student mental health services. Paper sessionpresented at the 20th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, New Orleans, LA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., McCullough, M., Lam, G. Y. H., Dickinson, S., Esposito, E., Lynn, C., & Wesley, K. (October, 2015). Increasing students’ happiness: Small group positive psychology interventions. Mini-skills session presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Wang, H., Hofmann, N., Hearon, B. V., Schick, C., Gonzalez, O., Cambric, M. Helping students cope with stressors at school and beyond. (October, 2015). Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Storey, E., Suldo, S. M., & LaRosa, K. (October, 2015). Partnering with teachers to recognize student mental health problems. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • McCullough, M., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (October, 2015). Improving elementary teachers’ well-being through a strengths-based positive psychology intervention. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Barclay, C., Hearon, B., Garofano, J., Storey, E., LaRosa, K., Lam, G.Y.H., & Suldo, S. M. (October, 2015). Integrating mental health and behavioral supports: Empirical support for an interconnected systems framework. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. V., Garofano, J. S., Sabnis, S., & Connolly, J. (2015, February). Developing a district-wide multi-tiered system of student mental health services. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Hearon, B. V., Wang, H., Hofmann, N. A. (2015, February). Factors associated with adolescents risk and success in accelerated courses. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Roth, R., & Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2015, February). Improving middle school students' happiness: A multi-component positive psychology intervention efficacy. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Hearon, B., Connolly, J., Mattison, A., Wang, H., Hofmann, N., Barclay, C., & Suldo, S. M. (2015, February). Identifying anxiety and depression in secondary students: Universal approaches. Mini-skills presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Hearon, B., Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. S., & Dedrick, R. F. (2015, February). Stress and coping among high school students in accelerated curricula. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Bander, B., Hearon, B., Garofano, J., McCullough, M., Tan, S., Lam, Y., & Suldo, S. M. (2015, February). A classwide positive psychology intervention: Increasing elementary school students' happiness. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Harris, B., Hoffmann, J., Mercer, S., Suldo, S. M., & Doll, B. (2015, February). Academic parenthood: Perspectives from early mid and senior faculty members. Mini-skills presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Mattison, A., Suldo, S. M., Frank, M., & Wang, H. (2015, February). Manualized evidence-based interventions for students with anger and reactive aggression. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Jiang, X., Doll, B., Furlong, M., Suldo, S. M., Hills, K., Huebner, E. S., McCarty, S., Roth, R., Hearon, B., & Frank, M. (2015, February). Recent advances in positive psychology: Translating research to practice. Symposium presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Bander, B., Hearon, B. V., Suldo, S. M., McCullough, M., Garofano, J., Tan, S., & Lam, G. (2014, November).Improving elementary school children’s happiness through a classwide positive psychology intervention. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.
  • Hearon, B. V., Suldo, S. M., Connolly, J., Mattison, A., Wang, H., & Hofmann, N. (2014, November). Universal approaches for identifying secondary students with anxiety and depression. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.
  • Hearon, B. V., Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., & Dedrick, R. F. (2014, November). Stress and coping among high school students in college-level classes. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B., McCullough, M., Bander, B., Garofano, J., Tan, S., & Connolly, J. (2014, August). Classwide intervention to improve elementary school children’s subjective well-being. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Roth, R., & Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2014, August). Efficacy of a multi-component positive psychology intervention in middle school. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Frank, M., McCullough, M., Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B., Roth, R., & Lam, Y. (2014, August). Confirmatory analysis of the Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scale- Adolescent (SEARS-A). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Frank, M., & Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2014, August). Modeling links between adolescents’ character strengths, peer victimization, and well-being. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Roth, R., Hearon, B., Suldo, S. M., Hofmann, N., Wang, H., & Gelley, C. (2014, August). Students missed and misidentified in school-wide identification of internalizing disorders. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Suldo, S. M., Garofano, J., Roth, R., Hearon, B., Wang, H., Sabnis, S., & Lam, Y. (2014, August). Moving a district to a multi-tiered system of support for students’ mental health. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Hearon, B., Connolly, J., Frank, M., Mattison, A., & Suldo, S. M. (2014, August). Adapting a clinic-based intervention for school-based group counseling. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Volpe, R. J., Suldo, S. M., & Keller-Margulis, M. A. (2014, August). Developing a research agenda: Strategies for success in academe. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Nguyen, D. T., Dedrick, R. F., Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Pham, T. V., & Li, Y. (2014, April). Evaluating the psychometric properties of the BESS student form using a high-achieving student sample. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Roth, R., Gelley, C., Bander, B. B., Connolly, J., Hearon, B., Mattison, A., & Frank, M. (February, 2014). Manualized evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions for students with anxiety and depression. Mini-skills session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Washington D. C.
  • Harris, B., Hoffman, J., Suldo, S. M., & Doll, B. (February, 2014). Academic motherhood: Perspectives from early, mid, and senior career faculty. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Gelley, C., & Suldo, S. M. (February, 2014). How accurately do middle school educators detect anxiety and depression? Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., Hearon, B. V., Mattison, A., & Roth, R. (February, 2014). Transitioning to accelerated high school curricula: Stress and mental health. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Frank, M. J., Hearon, B. V., Mattison, A., Connolly, J., Suldo, S. M., Gelley, C., & Roth, R. (February, 2014). Group counseling in secondary schools: Process, barriers, and solutions. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Nguyen, D. T., Dedrick, R. F., Pham, T. V., Suldo, S. M., Li, I., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (November, 2013). A confirmatory factor analysis of the BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) Student Form using a high-achieving student sample in a southeastern state. Paper presented at the Florida Education Research Association Annual Conference, Gainesville, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B., Mattison, A., Roth, R., & Shaunessy-Dedrick, E. (October, 2013). Transitioning to advanced high school curricula: Stress and mental health. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists
  • Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.Roth, R., Suldo, S. M., Bander, B., Hearon, B., & Connolly, J. (October, 2013). Evidence-based CBT interventions for students with anxiety and depression. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Bateman, L, Gelley, C., Frank, M., Hearon, B., Knap, K., & Ornduff, R. (2013, August). Features of adolescents with consistently complete, partial, or troubled mental health. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Suldo. S. M., Shaunessy, E., Ferron, J., Dedrick, R., Roth, R., Fefer, S., Walker, C., Russell, O., Cao, C., Hearon, B., & Mattison, A. (2013, August). Risk and success in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Frank, M., Suldo, S. M., Tan, S. Y., Roth, R., Bander, B., McCullough, M., Gelley, C., & Bateman, L. (2013, August). High school students’ character strengths: Links with psychological and academic outcomes. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Hasemeyer, M. D., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., Bradley-Klug, K. (2013, August). Relationships between gratitude and psychological, social, and academic outcomes in youth. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Ferron, J., Dedrick, R., Walker, C., Roth, R., Russell, O., Fefer, S & Land, N. (2013, April). Intrapersonal and environmental factors associated with success among high school students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Dedrick, R., Ferron, J., Fefer, S., & Roth, R. (2013, April). High school students in college-level curricula: Primary stressors and coping strategies. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Bateman, L., Chappel, A., McMahan, M., & Frank, M. (2013, February). Adolescents with stable unique mental health profiles: Determinants of wellness. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Ferron, J., Roth, R., Fefer, S., Land, N., Russell, O., & Walker, C. (2013, February). Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students: Predicting risk and success. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Bateman, L. P., Tan, S. Y., Roth, R., & Suldo, S. M. (2013, February). Promoting school satisfaction: Assessment methods, intervention strategies, and implications. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Loker, T., Suldo, S. M., Raffaele Mendez, L. (2013, February). Supportive policies and educator behaviors identified by LGBTQ youth. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Gelley, C., Frank, M., Kuzia, K., Bander, B., & Suldo, S. M. (2013, February). Longitudinal associations between peer victimization and adolescents’ complete mental health. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Roth, R., Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., & Dedrick, R. (2013, February). High schoolers in college-level classes: Student engagement levels and outcomes. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Suldo, S. M. (2012, November). Incorporating positive psychology into school-based mental health services. Workshop presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Dedrick, R., Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2012, November). Primary stressors identified by students in International Baccalaureate programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Education and Research Association, Gainesville, FL.
  • Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Dedrick, R., Fefer, S., & Roth, R. (2012, November). Dealing with academic stress: Perspectives of successful and struggling IB and AP students. Session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Gifted Children, Denver, CO.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Dedrick, R., & Ferron, J. (2012, October). Supporting the emotional and academic success of high school students in rigorous academic programs. Paper presented at the School Mental Health Research Summit, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Dedrick, R. F., Ferron, J., Fefer, S., Roth, R., Land, N., & Wagner, W. (2012, August). Measuring how high-achieving high school students cope with school-related stressors. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Dedrick, R. F., Ferron, J., Fefer, S., Roth, R., Land, N., & Wagner, W. (2012, August). Development and initial validation of a stress measure for high school students in rigorous classes. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Chappel, A., McMahan, M., & Bateman, L. (2012, August). Teacher ratings of student-teacher relationship quality among high school students. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • McMahan, M., Suldo, S. M., Chappel, A., & Bateman, L. (2012, August). Stability of high school students’ mental health in a dual-factor model. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Cunningham, J. & Suldo, S. M. (2012, August). Accuracy of educators in identifying children with elevated symptoms of anxiety and depression. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Gelley, C., Roth, R., Wagner, K., Frank, M., & Suldo, S. M. (2012, August). Longitudinal associations between life satisfaction and peer victimization in high school students. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Dedrick, R. F., Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., Fefer, S., Roth, R., Land, N., Wagner, K., & Hart, M. (2012, April). School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised: Comparisons of high school students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. Paper session presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Suldo, S. M., Fefer, S., Land, N., Shaunessy, E., & Dedrick, R. (2012, February). Conceptualizing and measuring high-achieving high school students coping strategies. Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Roth, R., Wagner, K., Shaunessy, E., & Dedrick, R. (2012, February). Rigorous high school academic programs: Curricular features and student characteristics. Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • McMahan, M. M., Bateman, L., Wagner, K., & Suldo, S. M. (2012, February). How peer victimization experiences influence high school students’ subjective well-being. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gelley, C., Chappel, A., Roth, R. & Suldo, S. M. (2012, February). Relationships between peer victimization and complete mental health among adolescents. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Thalji, A. & Suldo, S. M. (2012, February). Dual-factor model of mental health and older adolescents’ social functioning. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hoy, B., Thalji, A., Frey, M., Kuzia, K., & Suldo, S. M. (2012, February). Bullying and students’ happiness: Social support as a protective factor. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Cunningham, J. & Suldo, S. M. (2012, February). School-wide approaches for identifying elementary-age students with anxiety and depression. Mini-skills session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hoy, B. & Suldo, S. M. (2012, February). Links between parents’ and children’s gratitude, life satisfaction, and hope. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Suldo, S.M., Shaunessy, E., Roth, R.A., Fefer, S., Land, N., Wagner, K., Walker, C., & Russel, O. (2012, February).  Factors associated with success among high school students in AP classes and IB programs: Perceptions of parents and teachers. Session presented at the Broward County Gifted Symposium and Advanced Learner Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Land, N., Roth, R., Wagner, K., Fefer, S. & Dedrick, R. (2011, November). Success in college preparatory programs: Perceptions of parents and teachers. Paper session presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Dedrick, R. F., Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Ferron, J., Fefer, S., Roth, R., Land, N., Wagner, K., & Hart, M. (2011, November). School attitudes of high school students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs. Paper session presented at the Florida Educational Research Association 56th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M., Shaunessy, E., Hart, M., Wagner, K., Roth, R., Land, N., Bateman, L. & Dedrick, R. (2011, August). Perspectives of successful and struggling students in Advanced Placement classes and International Baccalaureate programs: Insights from exemplars.  Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Shaunessy, E., Suldo, S. M., Fefer, S., Land, N., Roth, R., Wagner, K., Hart, M., & Dedrick, R. (2011, August). Parents and teachers’ perceptions of what it takes for teenagers to be successful in rigorous high school college preparatory programs.  Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Suldo, S. M., Thalji, A., Frey, M., McMahon, M., Chappel, A., & Fefer, S. (2011, August). A first examination of the existence and utility of a dual-factor model of mental health among high school students.  Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Thalji, A., Duong, C. T., Hoy, B. D., Frey, M., & Suldo, S. M. (2011, February). Links between school climate and life satisfaction in early adolescents.  Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Chappel, A., Suldo, S. M., Harbor, R., & Ogg, J. (2011, February). Associations between adolescents’ family stressors, life satisfaction, and substance use.  Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Loker, T., McMahon, M., Kuzia, K., Chappel, A., & Suldo, S. M.  (2011, February). Relationships between school climate and adolescent mental health across genders.  Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thalji, A., Frey, M., Duong, C. T., Hoy, B. D., & Suldo, S. M. (2010,   November). Links between school climate and life satisfaction in early adolescence.  Paper session presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Suldo, S. M. (2010, August). Applying positive psychology to school psychology practice: Monitoring and promoting students’ life satisfaction.  Award address (paper) presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Thalji, A., & Ferron, J. (2010, August). Longitudinal relationships between adolescents’ subjective well-being, psychopathology, and academic achievement.  Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Stewart, T., & Suldo, S. M. (2010, August). The influence of perceived social support on adolescents’ mental  health.  Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Suldo, S. M., Friedrich, A., Loker, T., Thalji, A., Cunningham, J., Sundman, A., & Saari, B. (2010, March). University-district collaborations: Improving practitioners’ professional activities relevant to youth suicide.  Mini-skills session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  •  Thalji, A., Suldo, S. M., & Ferron, J. (2010, March). Predicting academic functioning with a dual-factor model of mental health.  Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Friedrich, A., & Suldo, S. M. (2010, March). School-based mental health services: A national survey of school psychologists. Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Cunningham, J., Suldo, S. M., & Friedrich, A. (2010, March). Are school psychologists prepared to prevent suicide among elementary-aged children? Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Friedrich, A., Thalji, A., Suldo, S. M., Chappel, A., & Fefer, S. (2010, March). Increasing thirteen year-olds’ happiness through a manualized group intervention. Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.