Department of Educational Psychology Faculty

Steven Lee
Professor, Chair, Department of Educational Psychology
785-864-9701
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 618

Steven Lee received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in School Psychology in 1986. He has been on the faculty of the University of Kansas for 28 years. He is a Professor in the School Psychology Training Program. He teaches courses in psychological consultation, therapeutic... more

Brian Cole
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 638

Brian P. Cole is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. He earned degrees from the University of Kansas (B.G.S., 2006; M.S., 2008) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D., 2013). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the... more

Changming Duan
Professor, Program Director - Doctoral program in counseling psychology
785-864-2426
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 625

Changming Duan is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education at University of Kansas. She also serves as the Director of Training for the American Psychological Accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology in the department. Changming Duan grew up and... more

Bruce Frey
Professor
785-864-9706
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 643

Bruce Frey, Ph.D. was trained at the University of Kansas in the areas of statistics, measurement and research design. His areas of research include classroom assessment, instrument development and program evaluation. Dr. Frey is the author of several books, including Statistics Hacks and Modern... more

David Hansen
Associate Professor
785-864-1874
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 642

Dr. Hansen is an associate professor at the University of Kansas in the School of Education where he teaches and maintains an active research program as a graduate faculty member. He completed his doctorate (2001) and post-doctorate experience (2001 to 2007) at the University of Illinois at... more

Robert Harrington
785-864-9709
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 630

Robert G. Harrington is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas for the past 36 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in School Psychology. He has worked as a school psychologist in Iowa and has worked as a high school teacher in the... more

Kristen Bast Hensley
Lecturer, Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
785-864-9653
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130
Barbara Kerr
Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
785-864-9762
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130 Q

Barbara Kerr, Ph.D. holds an endowed chair as Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas and is an American Psychological Association Fellow. Her M.A. from the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri are both in counseling psychology... more

Neal Kingston
Professor, Director, Assessment & Achievement Institute
785-864-9705
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 605A

Neal Kingston, Ph.D., came to the University of Kansas in 2006 and is a Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics Program and Director of the Achievement and Assessment Institute. His research focuses on large-scale assessment, with particular emphasis on how it can... more

Tom Krieshok
Professor
785-864-9654
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 621

Thomas S. Krieshok is a licensed psychologist serving as Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. His degrees are from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1974), Bradley University (M.A., 1979) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (Ph.D., 1982). He has... more

Patricia Lowe
Associate Professor
785-864-9710
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 634

Patricia Lowe is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Kansas. She received her doctoral degree in School Psychology with a Clinical Child emphasize from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty ranks at the University of Kansas, she completed... more

Tamara Mikinski
Lecturer, Program Director for the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology
785-864-9649
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 638

Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri who holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She serves as the Program Director for the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology and teaches courses in both the masters and doctoral... more

Chris Niileksela
785-864-1037
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 641

Christopher Niileksela received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in School Psychology in 2012. He is a lecturer for the School Psychology program and primarily teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, systems consultation, school-based practicum, and the psychoeducational clinic. His... more

Meagan Patterson
Associate Professor
785-864-9763
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 632

Meagan M. Patterson is an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MA and PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Texas... more

Vicki Peyton
Lecturer
785-864-7087
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 646
John Poggio
Professor
785-864-9605
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 619

John Poggio, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Kansas. Professor Poggio works with a research team through the eLearning Design Lab on research and service grants and contracts in areas involving human assessment in learning contexts, higher... more

Heather Rasmussen
Practicum Coordinator, Counseling Psychology
785-864-1873
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Heather Rasmussen, Ph.D. is the Practicum Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology program. She is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies and Psychology from... more

Matt Reynolds
Associate Professor, Director of Training, School Psychology
785-864-9712
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130T

Matthew Reynolds is an associate professor in the School Psychology Program, which is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology. He received his PhD in educational psychology (school psychology and quantitative methods) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. His research... more

William Skorupski
Associate Professor
785-864-9700
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 639

William Skorupski is an associate professor of Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He teaches courses in item response theory (IRT), classical test theory, computer programming, ANOVA, regression, and multivariate statistics.... more

Jonathan Templin
Associate Professor/Associate Research Professor, Co-Coordinator: Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics Program
785-864-5714
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 614

Jonathan Templin has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology and as an Associate Scientist in the Achievement and Assessment Institute, both at University of Kansas. Dr.... more


The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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