Early Career Forum

Posted by asulliva on March 30, 2015

This is the first in a mini-series on Academic Parenthood, a follow up to the ECF session at the 2015 NASP Convention. The presentation is available here. Given the strong interest in the... view post

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 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.