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Program and Department Faculty

The School Psychology program at Miami University is located in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education, Health, and Society.  The department currently has 22 full-time tenure-track faculty members in four separate programs:  School Psychology, Special Education, Educational Psychology, and Instructional Design and Technology.  The following four faculty serve in full-time instruction or administrative duties for the School Psychology Program.

Dr. Kristy Brann | Assistant Professor

Dr. Kristy Brann received her M.A./Ed.S. degrees in School Psychology from University of Missouri, M.A. in School Counseling from Truman State, and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of Missouri. Dr. Brann's interests include universal screening for school mental health and integrating academic and behavioral data in schools. She teaches courses on behavior intervention, school experiences, assessment, and school psychology practicum. Dr. Brann supervises research related to school mental health and collaborates with Miami University's Psychology Department on school mental health initiatives and research.

Contact Information: 513-529-3979 (Office), brannk@MiamiOH.edu

Dr. Erin Harper | Assistant Professor

Dr. Erin Harper received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Georgia State University. She worked as a school psychologist for eight years. Dr. Harper’s interests include culturally/contextually responsive school-based interventions; school-based prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC); and using social media for health promotion. She teaches courses on mental health counseling and behavioral interventions, and coordinates the school psychology mental health practicum experience. Dr. Harper is a previous recipient of the Pearson Trainers of School Psychologist Graduate Student Award. She co-founded Project PREVENT, an intervention to promote the psychological health of Atlanta school children most at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.

Contact Information: 513-529-4306 (Office), harpere3@MiamiOH.edu

Dr. Amity Noltemeyer | Professor, Program Coordinator

Dr. Amity Noltemeyer received her M.S./Ed.S. degrees in School Psychology from Miami University and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Kent State University. She has experience working as a school psychologist and educational consultant. Dr. Noltemeyer’s interests include disproportionality, resilience, and Response to Intervention (RTI). She has taught courses on consultation and assessment. She currently teaches an introductory course for school psychology, coordinates the school psychology internship experience, and supervises student research. Dr. Noltemeyer also served as President of the Ohio School Psychologists Association and is currently Editor-in-Chief of School Psychology International journal. She co-manages several externally funded grant initiatives.

Contact Information: 513-529-6632 (Office), anoltemeyer@MiamiOH.edu

Dr. Raymond Witte | Associate Professor

Dr. Witte is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a licensed school psychologist who has previously served as Assistant Dean of our Division, Program Coordinator, and has focused upon work in several areas within the School Psychology Program including assessment and intervention, consultation, along with practicum and internship. He has also taught support courses in the department including human learning, applied behavior analysis, research methodology, and educational assessment and measurement.  He recently authored a textbook published in 2011 by McGraw-Hill entitled Classroom Assessment for Teachers.

Courses Taught:  Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings, School Psychology Practicum, Supervised Public School Experience, Consultation. 

Research Interests:  Primary areas include: assessment, post-secondary transition for students with disabilities, student diversity issues, mental health and related issues including head trauma.

Contact Information: 513-529-6621 (Office), witter@MiamiOH.edu

Dr. Michael Woodin | Clinical Faculty

Dr. Woodin is a pediatric neuropsychologist as well as a licensed psychologist and school psychologist who has previously been both a teacher and school administrator.  He has provided psychological services in schools, clinics, and hospital-based settings.  In addition to his research, faculty, and scholarly duties, Dr. Woodin continues to provide active school psychology consultation and service to urban K-8 schools in Dayton, Ohio.

Courses Taught:  Psychoeducational Assessment & Intervention I, Psychoeducational Assessment & Intervention II, Advanced Practicum in Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching, Supervised Public School Experience, Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings, Advanced Seminar in Educational Psychology

Research Interests:  Primary areas include: evidence-based interventions (EBIs), working memory, cognitive interventions, summer intervention programs, school psychologists’ training in educational interventions, intervention and assessment integrity, behavioral genetics, 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome.  Other research interests include:  nonverbal learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, giftedness, and learning disabilities, and executive functioning.

Contact Information:  513-529-6635 (Office), 937.524.6147 (cell), woodinmf@MiamiOH.edu

Dr. Alex Thomas | Professor Emeritus

Dr. Thomas has been an editor of all five volumes of Best Practices in School Psychology, an associate editor of the Journal of School Psychology, and editor of the NASP Communique. He has been President of the National Association of School Psychologists (1986/1987, 1998/1999) and the Ohio School Psychologists Association (1979/1980, 1993/1994). Dr. Thomas is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and has a psychologist license from the Ohio Board of Psychology.

Adjunct Faculty

These active school psychology professionals have taught pivotal courses in our School Psychology program

Ms. Connie Nichols, School Psychologist, Hamilton Ohio School District

Dr. Randy Siler, Supervisor, School Psychology, Claremont County ESC

Mr. Jeff Schlaeger, School Psychologist, Mason Ohio School District

Ms. Amy Van Strien, School Psychologist, Loveland Ohio School District

Contributing Faculty

These individuals teach courses in School Psychology Curriculum and also may have served on School Psychology Thesis Committees.

Dr. Jason Abbitt, Instructional Design & Technology, Dept. of Educational Psychology

Dr. Doris Bergen, Educational Psychology (Emeritus), Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. William Boone, Educational Psychology, Dept. of Educational Psychology

Dr. Sarah Watt, Special Education, Dept. of Educational Psychology

Dr. Darrel Davis, Instructional Design & Technology, Dept. of Educational Psychology

Dr. Joseph Schroer,Educational Psychology, Dept. of Educational Psychology

Dr. Aimin Wang, Educational Psychology, Dept. of Educational Psychology

Dr. Leah Wasburn-Moses, Special Education, Dept. of Educational Psychology

The following individuals have served on School Psychology Thesis Committees:

Dr. Kevin Bush, Family Studies and Social Work, Dept. of Family Studies and Social Work

Dr. Jennifer Green, Psychology, Dept. of Psychology

Dr. Paul Flaspohler, Psychology, Dept. of Psychology

Dr. Carrie Hall, Psychology, Dept. of Psychology

Dr. Anthony James, Dept. of Family Studies and Social Work

Dr. Aaron Luebbe, Psychology, Dept. of Psychology

Dr. Cricket Meehan, Psychology, Dept. of Psychology

Dr. Joel Malin, Dept. of Educational Leadership