Department of Educational Psychology Faculty

David Hansen
Department Chair
785.864.1874
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 618

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

Brian Cole
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 638

Brian P. Cole is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. He also serves as the Director of Training for the doctoral program in counseling psychology. He earned degrees from the University of Kansas (B.G.S., 2006; M.S., 2008) and the... more

Changming Duan
Professor
785.864.2426
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 625

Changming Duan is currently a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Kansas. Changming Duan grew up and received her undergraduate education in China. She received a master's degree in kinesiology from University of Waterloo in Canada, and a master's degree in... more

Bruce Frey
Professor
785.864.9706
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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
Assistant Professor
785.864.9654
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 624

Arpita Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. She earned degrees from Loyola University Chicago (B.S., 2007; M.A., 2009) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Ph.D., 2014). She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the... more

Kristen Bast Hensley
Lecturer, Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
785.864.9653
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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, 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, 605A

Neal Kingston, Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Professor in the department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas, in which he also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and coordinator of the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics track of the Educational... more

Haiying Long
Associate Professor
Patricia Lowe
Professor
785.864.9710
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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, 638

Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas, Missouri, and Michigan who holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She teaches courses in both the masters and doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Mikinski has been licensed since... more

Chris Niileksela
Assistant Professor
785.864.1037
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 640

Christopher Niileksela received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in School Psychology in 2012. He is an Assistant Professor and teaches in the School Psychology program. He primarily teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, systems consultation, school-based practicum, and the... more

Michael Orosco
Associate Professor
785.864.2736
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 630

Michael J. Orosco is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. He was a bilingual special education teacher in Colorado for five years before earning a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Interdisciplinary research... more

Meagan Patterson at KU
Associate Professor
785.864.9763
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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, 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, 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

Rafael Quintana
Assistant Professor
Heather Rasmussen
Lecturer/ Practicum Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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, 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


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