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Serving on an Editorial Board Pretenure

Submitted by asulliva on Thu, 2016-11-17 07:25

Michelle K. Demaray, Ph.D. Professor, Northern Illinois University; Editor, Journal of School Psychology
The SSSP Early Career Forum invited me to speak to early career scholars about the editorial process at the 2016 APA convention.  I am following up on that meeting with a blog about getting involved with journal editorial boards.  To organize the blog, I wrote it around several questions that I think early career scholars may have about involvement with editorial boards.

Tis the season for the faculty job search. Universities have been announcing openings for faculty positions since mid-summer, but now is the time that the job market really heats up. If you are a member of professional listservs for Division 16, Trainers in School Psychology, or CDSPP, you likely receive multiple position announcements each week. One upside of our field is that there tend to be an abundance of open positions. So what can you do to enhance your competitiveness for your dream job?

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Division 16 webinar, Demystifying Academia: Faculty Roles and Opportunities. Bryn and I were very pleased to join Prerna Arora and Jacquie Brown in talking about how to prepare for faculty positions in school psychology. If you have any questions that weren't answered during the webinar, feel free to post them in the comment section here, and we'll respond soon.

Battling Imposter Syndrome in Academia

Submitted by asulliva on Thu, 2016-06-16 12:30

By guest blogger, Ima Syke 

By Dan Gadke & Kasee Stratton, Mississippi State University

Remembering Ed Shapiro

Submitted by asulliva on Tue, 2016-03-29 18:32

Our community is reeling from the loss of school psychology legend, Ed Shapiro. To learn more about Ed’s life and legacy, see articles here and here, as well as his CV and Rob Volpe’s slideshow.

Resources from NASP Funding Symposium and EC Meeting

Submitted by asulliva on Mon, 2016-02-29 12:23

It was wonderful seeing so many early career faculty at NASP! Thank you to Ed Shapiro, Rob Volpe, Erin Dowdy, and Katie Eklund for presenting in the ECF’s NASP Symposium, Strategies for Securing Funding as an Early Career Scholar! And thanks to all of the early career scholars who attended. Below are several useful websites and resources mentioned during the session. If you know of other great resources, please feel free to share via the comments.


Websites to Explore for Funding Opportunities

Give Yourself the Gift of No

Submitted by asulliva on Mon, 2015-12-14 09:50

As an early career scholar, you have a finite amount of time so there reaches a point where saying yes to one thing means saying no to another—or where you risk overburdening yourself to the point where your performance in many or all areas of work suffers.  Saying yes to x often means less time for y. This becomes problematic when x is a nonessential, unwanted task and y is a highly valued or necessary task (e.g., writing).

Early Career Profile: Julia Ogg

Submitted by asulliva on Thu, 2015-11-05 08:45

What are your current position and responsibilities?


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.