Examining Faculty Demographics in School Psychology Doctoral Programs

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 9,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the the characteristics of faculty currently working in school psychology doctoral programs.
  2. learn which program produces school psychology trainers.
  3. learn about the similarities and differences between full, associate, and assistant professors in school psychology programs.


This study examined the characteristics of the core faculty working at APA-accredited doctoral programs. Information was collected from each program's website. Data will be reported on the number of faculty per program, percentage of female and male faculty members, range of years when faculty members earned their doctoral degree. In addition, the top universities producing faculty members working at APA-accredited programs will be reported. Implications of the findings will be offered.



Chip Panahon, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Alexandra Hilt-Panahon, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Collin M. Seifert, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Rayna Yaeger, Minnesota State University, Mankato


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