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Posted by asulliva on November 12, 2014

Milena A. Keller-Margulis, University of Houston
Despite how much and how often the term “research agenda” is used, there seems to be no agreed-upon, or formalized definition to be found. Many different entities may have a research agenda including entire fields of... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on April 14, 2014

Last month, we turned our attention to work-life balance and posed several questions for scholars to consider. This month, we highlight some strategies that may be effective for you, as you... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on March 17, 2014

Being a scholar in school psychology is a rewarding career that offers opportunities for, collaboration and lifetime learning. This path also offers a degree of flexibility not found in many other fields. The flexibility of the profession requires... view post

Posted by asulliva on February 26, 2014

The Early Career Forum had a productive week at the NASP Convention. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the ECF session and to all the participants who attended the sessions. Interested individuals can access handouts and information on the presenters each of our sessions below.
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Posted by asulliva on January 27, 2014

Many early career scholars attend conferences to present their research and learn about the work of others, but there is much more to conferences than just research. With the NASP convention fast approaching, scholars should plan to take advantage of the numerous networking and professional... view post

Posted by asulliva on November 29, 2013

By Robert J. Volpe and Amy M. Briesch


If you have had the experience of entering an unfamiliar school and performing a well-rehearsed conference room pitch for some study you would like to conduct only to be rebuffed by the school staff, you are not alone.... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on October 14, 2013

As an early career scholar or as a seasoned instructor, course preparation can be a challenging task. Much of this challenge comes from the fact that course preparation never feels “done.” There are always more articles to read, grading rubrics to expand, or... view post

Posted by Bryn.Harris on August 22, 2013

With the new academic year upon us, we share our strategies for preparing for the fall semester.
Being a university professor has to be one of the greatest jobs in the world. It is hard to imagine a career that would match it in terms of flexibility with... view post

Posted by asulliva on August 12, 2013

A few years ago, Bryn Harris and I met at SSSP’s SPRCC. Given the strong mentoring component of the conference, it’s probably not surprising that many of our conversations centered on our own experiences being mentored and... view post

Posted by admin on July 22, 2013

Mission: The Early Career Forum (ECF) exists to disseminate information to early career scholars concerning matters relating to their success as academicians and scientists, and to provide an on-line community of early career scholars to provide support, exchange ideas... view post

Posted by admin on May 10, 2010

We are a committee of school psychology faculty committed to the career development of early career scholars in the field. Currently, we are a committee of three:

Bryn Harris... view post


  • The request for applications for the Spring 2015 SSSP Early Career Research Awards is now available. Applications are due April 1, 2015
  • The request for applications for the Spring 2015 SSSP Dissertation Grant Awards is now available. Applications are due March 9th at 5pm Eastern Time.
  • Visit the Early Career Forum: Click here to view.
  • The 2015 School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference will be held February 15-16 in Orlando, Florida.
  • The SSSP Membership Meeting and Reception will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL. The Membership Meeting will be held from 5pm - 6pm in the Swan 2 Room on the Ballroom Level. The Reception will follow from 6pm - 7:30pm in the Lark Room on the Ballroom level.
  • ISPA/SSSP International School Psychology Research Initiative. Applications due on or before October 1 each year.
  • Congratulations to Stacy Overstreet, who has been announced as President-Elect of SSSP, with an appointment effective January 1, 2015!
  • Bill Erchul is ending a three year term as President-Elect (2012) of SSSP, President (2013), and Past-President (2014). Thank you, Bill, for your dedication and outstanding service to SSSP!
  • Four new members have joined SSSP! Congratulations to Gary Canivez, Steve Hooper, Kent McIntosh, and Julie Owens!
  • Congratulations to all of the award winners announced at the SSSP meeting at the 2014 APA Convention:
    • Susan M. Sheridan, Ji Hoon Ryoo, S. Andrew Garbacz, Gina M. Kunz, and Frances L. Chumney won the 2013 JSP Article of the Year award!
    • Brandy Clarke, S. Andrew Garbacz, and Natasha K. Segool won JSP Early Career Research Awards! Click here for more information on these projects.
    • Robin Codding and Robert Volpe are the first awardees of the Mid-Career Scholar Research Initiative!
    • Xianyou He and Xishan Huang received awards through through the SSSP-IPSA International Initiatives Committee!