People

Faculty

Carey Dimmitt

Professor
Director of the Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Carey Dimmitt is a professor in the department of Student Development and the Director of the Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.

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(413) 577-1358
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S116 Furcolo

Sarah Fefer

Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Center for Youth Engagement

Sarah Fefer’s research and clinical interests include disruptive behavior in children and adolescents, assessment and intervention related to academic and behavioral competence, and working with families and communities to support student success. Her current research investigates a phenomenon called the Positive Illusory Bias and symptoms of ADHD.

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(413) 545-0211
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S150 Furcolo

Catherine Griffith

Assistant Professor
Associate Director of the Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Catherine Griffith’s research interests include the development of affirming interventions with LGBTQ+ youth, and identifying best practices in responding to power-based personal violence (PBPV). In addition, she has an interest in technology, specifically the ethical and legal aspects of the professional use of social media.

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(413) 545-4600
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S118 Furcolo

Karen Harrington

Senior Research Fellow
Assistant Director of the Center for Youth Engagement

Karen Harrington is a senior research fellow in the department of Student Development and the Assistant Director of the Center for Youth Engagement.

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(413) 545-3619
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S122 Furcolo

Rich Lapan

Professor

Rich Lapan is a professor in the department of Student Development.

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S114 Furcolo

Amanda Marcotte

Associate Professor

Amanda Marcotte received her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2006. She completed a CDSPP internship in the New Bedford, MA public schools. Her research and clinical interests are in academic and behavioral interventions, school-based prevention programs, multi-tiered systems of intervention support, formative assessment and curriculum-based measurement, specific learning disabilities, and preventative reading instruction.

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(413) 545-7055
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S154 Furcolo

Sharon Rallis

Dwight D. Allen Distinguished Professor
Director of the Center for Education Policy

Dr. Sharon F. Rallis serves as the Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Educational Policy and Reform in the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration in the College of Education, as well as the director of the Center for Education Policy, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She teaches courses in inquiry, program evaluation, qualitative methodology, and organizational theory.

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(413) 545-1056/545-3610
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N140 Furcolo

Craig Wells

Associate Professor
Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment

Craig Wells is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment.

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(413) 577-1726/545-3610
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N116 Furcolo

Sara Whitcomb

Associate Professor

Sara Whitcomb received her doctoral degree from the University of Oregon’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2009. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ PSC.

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(413) 545-6904
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S152 Furcolo

Rebecca Woodland

Associate Professor
Co-Director of the Center for Education Policy

Rebecca Woodland is an associate professor of Educational Leadership. Woodland's research interests include leadership for curriculum and instruction, teacher education, professional learning communities, and organizational collaboration.

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(413) 545-1751/545-3610
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N132 Furcolo

Ximena Zúñiga

Professor

Ximena Zúñiga is a professor in the department of Student Development. 

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(413) 545-0918
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S130 Furcolo

Associated Faculty

John C. Carey

Professor Emeritus
Associate Director of the Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation
Associate Director for the Center for Youth Engagement

John C. Carey is a professor emeritus in the department of Student Development, Associate Director of the Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation, and the Associate Director for the Center for Youth Engagement.

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S120 Furcolo