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

Arpita Ghosh
Professor
785-864-2564
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
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 has been a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas for the past 38 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... more

Kristen Bast Hensley
Lecturer, Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
785-864-3931
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130

Dr. Hensley specializes in positive psychology, building and nurturing strengths, training of counselors and psychologists, individual (adult, adolescent, and child) and family therapy, and individuals with disabilities and their families.

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
University Distinguished 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 University Distinguished Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics track of the Educational Psychology and Research Program and Director of the Achievement and Assessment Institute. His research... more

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

Patricia Lowe is a Professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Kansas. She earned her doctoral degree in School Psychology with a Clinical Child emphasis from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty ranks at the University of Kansas, she completed a pre- and a... 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

Dr. Peyton specializes in applied statistics and measurement, confirmatory factor analysis, educational and psychological item analyses.

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
Lecturer/ Practicum Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 623

Heather Rasmussen, PhD 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 the University of Iowa. She completed a two-year National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral fellowship in... 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

Jonathan Templin
Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Educational Psychology
785-864-5714
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 614

Jonathan Templin is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. He a member of the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) Program. Dr. Templin received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Illinois... 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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