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, is a Professor of School Psychology and 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. He teaches courses and supervises students on evidence-based assessment practices and data-based decision making in a Multi-Tier System of Supports.
Madi Phillips is an assistant professor of School Psychology. She teaches courses in educational assessment and measurement, curriculum and instruction, evidence-based academic interventions, classroom management, positive behavior support, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 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 is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.