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.
Daniel S. Newman is an assistant professor in the school psychology program at National Louis University in Illinois. He received his Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Newman currently teaches and supervises courses in school consultation, clinical supervision, and a school psychology internship seminar. His research interests focus on school consultation training and supervision, and he has written several articles, book chapters, and presented locally and nationally on these topics. Dr. Newman is currently chair of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Early Career Workgroup, and co-chair of the NASP Consultee-Centered Consultation interest group. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
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.