2019 News Stories
School Psychology Program faculty receive multiple awards at American Psychological Association 2019 Convention
TAMPA, Fla. (August 15, 2019) – Two faculty members in the College of Education’s School Psychology Program were recognized this month at the American Psychological Association's (APA) 2019 Convention.
The APA Convention is an annual gathering of scientists, educators, practitioners and applied psychologists from around the world who join together to explore the most compelling issues in the discipline of psychology. Each year, the meeting attracts more than 10,000 attendees from over 50 countries.
Evan Dart — Lightner Witmer Award
Evan Dart, PhD, was awarded the prestigious Lightner Witmer Award by the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology for his significant early career contributions to the field. Each year, the Division of School Psychology presents the Lightner Witmer Award to a young professional or academic school psychologist who demonstrates scholarship that merits special recognition.
Dr. Dart joined the College of Education in August 2019 as an associate professor
in the School Psychology Program. His research interests include behavior assessment,
class-wide behavioral interventions, peer management interventions, and the visual
analysis of single-case data.
As recipient of the award, Dr. Dart will be invited to submit a manuscript for the annual awards issue of “The School Psychologist” and give a presentation the following year at the meeting of the American Psychological Association.
Shannon Suldo — Thomas Oakland Mid-Career Scholar Award
Shannon Suldo, PhD, was awarded the prestigious 2019 Thomas Oakland Mid-Career Scholar Award by the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology. Each year, the Division of School Psychology presents the Mid-Career Scholarship Award to professional and academic school psychologists who hold 7 to 20 years of experience post-graduation and who have demonstrated scholarship that merits special recognition.
Dr. Suldo is a professor of School Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist. Her research interests include positive psychology applied to youth, including children and adolescents’ subjective well-being, the social-emotional functioning of high school students participating in accelerated curricula such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs and the provision of evidence-based school mental health services in a multi-tiered framework.
Additionally, Dr. Suldo was elected as the 2020 president-elect of the Society for the Study of School Psychology, an organization that works to advance basic and applied scientific research, disseminate research findings to broad audiences and foster communication about the specialty of school psychology.