I am an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program, with Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. I am also the Interim-Department Head for the Psychology, Counseling and Special Education Department. My research focuses on mental health issues in schools, including crisis assessment and intervention, and culturally competent assessment practices in special education. In particular I am interested in the availability of services to students in the schools and how systems-level interventions can facilitate better mental health outcomes for all students. I am currently working on projects designed to help schools identify and appropriately intervene with youth who are at-risk for suicide and violence, and have also recently worked on a project designed to assist school assessment personnel, such as diagnosticians and school psychologists, in understanding the impact of culture on psychoeducational assessment results.
Schroeder, J., & Johnson, G. (2009). Accessing substance abuse prevention programs for schools. Intervention in School and Clinic, 44, 234-40.
Van Dyke, R. B. & Schroeder, J. L. (2006). Implementation of the Dallas threat of violence risk assessment. In S. Jimerson & M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of School Safety and School Violence. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.