Department of School Psychology

at the National College of Education at National Louis University

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Faculty

The faculty members in the NLU School Psychology program are teachers, practitioners, and scholars. Students in the program are instructed by professors who are well-respected in the field and have strong experiences to support their educational backgrounds.

Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D.

Brief Bio:  

Mark R. Shinn, is a Professor of School Psychology and the Program Coordinator. Prior to joining NLU in 2003, he was Professor of School Psychology and Special Education and directed the Oregon NASP- and APA-approved programs. In 2003, he was awarded the American Psychology Association (APA) Division 16 Jack Bardon Award for Distinguished Career Service. In 2014, he was awarded only the 9th Distinguished Alumni Award in more than 40 years from the University of Minnesota School Psychology Program. He has authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on scientifically based basic skills progress monitoring and screening as well as decision making in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS/RTI) and edited 5 books, including 3 editions of research-based PK-12 interventions for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He teaches courses and supervises students on research-based practices and data-based decision making in a Multi-Tier System of Supports.

Mark Shinn CV

Madi Phillips, Ph.D. N.C.S.P.

Brief Bio:

Madi Phillips is an associate professor of School Psychology. She teaches courses in educational assessment and measurement, curriculum and instruction, evidence-based academic interventions, classroom management, practicum, and internship. Prior to joining NLU in 2009, Dr. Phillips was a school psychologist and professional developer. Currently, she provides technical support to local school districts on implementing data-based decision making in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) using evidence-based academic and behavioral programming. Dr. Phillips also works on grants and conducts action research with the goal to improve general and special education teacher preparation using a practice-based learning approach, Adaptive Cycles of Teaching (ACT). 

Madi Phillips CV

 

 

Jennifer M. Cooper, Ph.D. N.C.S.P.

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Brief Bio: 

Jennifer Cooper is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of School Psychology. She is a Nationally Certified and Licensed School Psychologist. Prior to joining NLU’s faculty in the fall of 2015, Dr. Cooper served as a school psychologist and postdoctoral researcher for a federally funded school-based treatment study. Jennifer currently serves on the Editorial board for the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation and as Co-Chair of the National Association of School Psychologists’ Social Justice Interest Group. She has presented nationally and published on topics related to social justice and mental health, and her primary research and teaching interests focus on meeting the social-emotional needs of marginalized youth in schools, multiculturalism/diversity, and training issues related to advocacy/social justice in school psychology. She teaches courses in social and emotional learning, mental health, positive behavior support, supervision, family-school collaboration, advanced practicum and internship. 

 

Jennifer Cooper CV

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