Robert G. Harrington

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Professor
Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Iowa
Primary office:
785-864-9709
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 630
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


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 Boston area. He has served as the President of the Trainers of School Psychologists. He has been elected three times as President of the Association for Educational and Psychological Research in Kansas. Currently, Professor Harrington is teaching in the Development and Learning Program in the EPSY Department and also has taught in the Professional Development School as a part of the teacher education program. His current teaching assignments are classroom assessment, human development, advanced topics in human development, classroom management, educational research methods, learning theory, and a course on bullying prevention and intervention. In the past he has taught a wide range of courses in the areas of behavior and personality assessment, intellectual assessment, ethics, preschool assessment and social skills development for students with ADHD or ODD among many other courses in the area of psychological assessment. He is in no way currently affiliated with the school psychology program at KU but still enjoys getting regular questions about school psychology practice and classroom assessment from public school personnel. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous national conferences in teacher education as well as school psychology on topics related to behavior management. He has published two books on topics related to classroom management and student behavior problems and emotional development. He is currently on the editorial board of the Administrative Issues Journal. His current research on bullying is being presented and published through the Irish International Conference on Education and their related journal, Informatics. Current research interests include adult bullying in academia, behavior management, and positive behavioral supports.

Education

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Iowa

M.Ed., School Psychology, Boston State College

B.A., Psychology, Boston University

Teaching

Robert G. Harrington teaches classes in classroom management, bullying prevention and intervention and classroom assessment, learning theory, human development, overcoming mental health challenges, research methods.

Teaching Interests

  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Classroom Management
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan

Research

Currently interested in the topic of Teachers Bullied by Their Students, and the use of Applied Behavior Analysis to Manage Temper Tantrums in Students with Autism.

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • Behavior Management
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Bullying
  • Research Methods

Service

Works regularly with schools, mental health centers, hospitals, international agencies, state agencies on issues related to behavior management and bullying

Selected Publications

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Whole Class Methods. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Whole Class Methods. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Homophobia. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Homophobia. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Bullying: Gender Differences. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Bullying: Gender Differences. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Dysfunctional Classroom System. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Dysfunctional Classroom System. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Interpersonal Systems. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Interpersonal Systems. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). SPED and Peer Support Strategies. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). SPED and Peer Support Strategies. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Systematic (Interpersonal) Approaches to Problem Behavior. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Systematic (Interpersonal) Approaches to Problem Behavior. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage .

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Welcoming Greetings. In . (Ed.), Harrington, R.G. (2015). Welcoming Greetings. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Homophobia. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage . In . (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage .

Harrington, R. G. (2015). In Harrington, R.G. (2015). School Climate: Assessing and Improving. In . (Ed.), In Harrington, R.G. (2015). School Climate: Assessing and Improving.The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage.

Harrington, R. G. (2015). Harrington, R.G. (2015). Boundaries. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage . In . (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Classroom Management, Edited by W. George Scarlett. New York: Sage .

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Selected Grants

Harrington, Robert G. , Professor(Participant), Internationalization of EPSY 705 and EPSY 798, International Studies, University of Kansas, $1,000 ({ }), Submitted 02/01/2015 . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Harrington, Robert G., Professor(Participant), Oread Project: Social Justice in Bullying Prevention and Intervention (EPSY 798), The Oread Project, University of Kansas, $1,000, Submitted 01/01/2015 . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Harrington, Robert , Professor(Participant), Participant in the SOE TECH Camp to Enhance Instructional Technology Implementation in EPSY 798 Bullying Prevention and Intervention (ONLINE) , School of Education-University of Kansas, . Completed Participation in Tech Camp. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Harrington, Robert G. , Professor (Participant), Funded to participate in Diversity Training Seminar Sponsored through the School of Education to develop more inclusive and cross-cultural aspects of my coursework especially as it relates to EPSY 705 Human Development, and EPSY 798 Bullying Prevention and Intervention, School of Education, University of Kansas, Submitted 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Outstanding Workshop at Irish International Conference on Education
I organized and presented the workshop at the IICE 2015, Irish International Conference on Education, 2016
2015

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1980
  • M.S. Ed, School Psychology, Boston State College, 1975
  • B.A., Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1970

Specializations

Sources of stress contributing to anger and disruptive classroom behavior in school-age children, factors contributing to classroom teacher stress, best practices in early childhood school psychological services, psychological techniques with preschool children, personality assessment.

Courses

Dept Number Course Name Syllabus
EPSY 703 Constructive Classroom Discipline syllabus
EPSY 705 Human Development through the Life Span syllabus
EPSY 715 Understanding Research Methods in Education syllabus
EPSY 720 Educational Measurement in the Classroom syllabus (pds) | syllabus
EPSY 798 Special Course:_____ syllabus

 


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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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