School of Psychology
School Psychology Research Labs
Graduate students in the School Psychology Program are accepted in to the program and then choose a major professor near the end of their first year in the program. Participation in the major professor's research lab/team allows students to become active in the process of research at the beginning of their doctoral education. Additionally, students frequently work with other faculty in the School Psychology Program.
Dr.%20Emily%20DeFouw%3A%20Maximizing Accessible Treatments to Enhance Resources for Students Lab
The Maximizing Accessible Treatments To Enhance Resources for Students (MATTERS) Lab is directed by Dr. Emily DeFouw. Our lab explores how to help students receive equitable access to behavioral and academic interventions and supports within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) by evaluating factors to inform research-based guidelines for optimal intervention delivery.
Dr. DeFouw will be accepting students for Fall 2024 admissions.
Dr.%20Brad%20A.%20Dufrene: Access Lab
The Access Lab is directed by Dr. Brad A. Dufrene, Professor and Director of Training of the School Psychology Program. Dr. Dufrene’s research is aimed at increasing children and families’ access to evidence-based behavioral healthcare. In particular, Dr. Dufrene is interested increasing access to evidence-based preschool classroom interventions and positive parenting programs for populations that have been historically underserved so as to reduce their risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Dufrene will be accepting students for Fall 2024 admissions.
Dr. Kourtney Kromminga: Promoting Academic Achievement in Children using Technology Lab
The Promoting Academic Achievement in Children using Technology (PAACT) Lab examines whether the use of educational technology can promote children’s achievement in mathematics. Additionally, the PAACT Lab is interested in exploring the implementation of evidence-based academic interventions within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support student achievement.
Dr. Kromminga will be accepting students for Fall 2024 admissions.
Dr.%20Zachary%20LaBrot%3A Academic-Behavior and Consultation Lab
The Academic-Behavior and Consultation (ABC) Lab is directed by Dr. Zachary LaBrot. The ABC Lab examines strategies to prepare educators and parents to help children succeed academically and behaviorally. Additionally, we examine novel behavioral management strategies for preventing and addressing common disruptive behaviors displayed during childhood. This lab has a particular focus on early childhood populations (i.e., birth to age 8). Students in the ABC Lab consistently have opportunities to conduct applied research in school and clinical settings, present research at regional and national conferences, assist in writing book chapters, and participate in writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. LaBrot will be accepting students for Fall 2024 admissions.