Faculty

Faculty

Sarah Fefer

Associate Professor
Associate Director of Center for Youth Engagement

Associate Professor Sarah Fefer received her doctoral degree from the University of South Florida’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2013. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ Psychological Services Center. Her research and clinical interests involve supporting students with challenging behavior across home and school contexts using multi-tiered systems of support. She has engaged in research focused on positive behavior support, family-school partnership, and a phenomenon called the Positive Illusory Bias among students with symptoms of ADHD. Dr. Fefer teaches graduate level courses in prevention, development, developmental psychopathology, applied behavior analysis, and single case experimental design. 

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(413) 545-0211
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S150 Furcolo

John Hintze

Professor
*on sabbatical Fall 2022

Professor John Hintze received his doctoral degree from Lehigh University. Prior to obtaining his doctoral degree, Dr. Hintze was a school psychologist in the public schools. His research interests are in curriculum-based measurement and response-to-intervention (RtI), clinical assessment, and research methods. His research interests focus on decision making within RtI multi-tiered service delivery models. Dr. Hintze teaches classes in principles and practices of school psychology, assessment, research design and program evaluation, and professional supervision. Dr. Hintze is licensed as both a School Psychologist and as a Health Service Provider (specializing in Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology), is a APA Fellow of Division 16, and was the 1999 recipient of Division 16’s Lightner Witmer Award for research contributions to the field of School Psychology.

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(413) 577-1470
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S166 Furcolo

Amanda Marcotte

Associate Professor
*on sabbatical Spring 2023

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. Dr. Marcotte teaches courses in academic assessment, and academic and behavioral intervention. In addition, Dr. Marcotte coordinates and supervises the second year practicum. 

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(413) 545-7055
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S154 Furcolo

Jesslynn Rocha Neves

Clinical Educator

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413-545-1525
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S156 Furcolo

Sara Whitcomb

Professor
Program Coordinator, School Psychology, AY22-23

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. Her research and clinical interests are in mental health promotion and positive behavioral support systems in schools, social-emotional learning, and behavioral and instructional consultation. Dr. Whitcomb is the program director and teaches courses in social-emotional and behavioral assessment and consultation. In addition, Dr. Whitcomb has coordinated and supervised the third and fourth year practicum.

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(413) 545-6904
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S152 Furcolo