Associate Professor, Orientation Coordinator and Faculty Advisor to SPSA
Dr. Stacy-Ann A. January is an Associate Professor in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida. She is also Associate Director of the Institute for School-Community Partnerships, Integrated Services, and Child Mental Health and Educational Policy, which is a nationally recognized research and technical assistance center at USF. The Institute’s mission is to partner with families, communities, and schools to:
- Advance innovative participatory research, services, and program evaluation;
- Provide training and technical assistance;
- Develop research- and evidence-based documents, tools, and resources; and
- Support implementation and evaluation of federal and state educational policy
Dr. January’s program of research is grounded within an ecological problem-solving framework. She has expertise in academic interventions and decision making in schools within the context of a multitiered system of supports, family-school-community collaboration and family support, and community-centered and whole-child approaches to promoting access, opportunities, and outcomes for children, families, and communities. Dr. January serves as PI or Co-PI on several grants related to these areas of interest that total over $13 million. Her scholarship has produced over 40 articles, book chapters, and reports as well as numerous presentations and professional articles. Dr. January received the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association in recognition of her scholarship’s contribution to the field of school psychology.
Dr. January is Chair of the 2024 School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, which is a conference that brings together early career scholars in school psychology with advanced scholars in school psychology for mentorship and research support throughout the academic year. She is also Chair of the 2024 Convention Committee for Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. January is Senior Editor of School Psychology Review after serving as Associate Editor for 5 years. She also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of School Psychology, School Psychology, and Assessment for Effective Intervention journals. Dr. January has been recognized as Outstanding Associate Editor (2020) Reviewer of the Year (2016) and by School Psychology Review.
Dr. January earned her PhD in school psychology at the University of Georgia and completed an APA accredited, 2000-hour predoctoral internship at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, TX. She was an Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. January is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
Recent Courses Taught:
- Psychoeducational Interventions I: Academic Interventions (SPS 6700C)
- Advanced Seminar in School Psychology (SPS 7936)
- Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders (SPS 6101)
- History and Systems in Psychology (MHS 6009)