Mark Swerdlik

Mark Swerdlik - (Member)
Illinois State University
Illinois State University
Department of Psychology Campus Box 4620
Normal, IL 61761
PhD in School Psychology, Michigan State University, 1976
Program evaluation
Professional Issues

Dr. Mark E. Swerdlik is coordinator of specialist and Ph.D. school psychology programs at Illinois State University. He received his training in school psychology with a specialty in psychological assessment and consultation from Michigan State University. His writing and research relate to professional issues in school psychology, psychological assessment, alternative service delivery, including Problem Solving/Response to Intervention, and reintegration challenges for National Guard soldiers returning from war. He teaches PSY 472 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School Psychology and PSY 536 Seminar and Practicum in Supervision of School Psychological Services, and supervises trainees in PSY 436.04 Practicum: Psychoeducational Assessment and the advanced practica (PSY 590) in Head Start and in settings where advanced doctoral trainees provide clinical supervision. Dr. Swerdlik also coordinates Child/Adolescent Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention Service at the PSC. Dr. Swerdlik serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and Journal of Applied School Psychology. He also coordinates professional growth workshops for the annual NASP conference, serves as co-chair for the NASP Graduate Education Workgroup, and serves as the chair of the Directors of University School Psychology Programs. Recently, Dr. Swerdlik received a grant from the National Guard Association of Illinois to conduct research on the effectiveness of the Illinois National Guard Reintegration Program for combat veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This grant also funds research on the impact of deployment on military families. Dr. Swerdlik is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association-Division 16, and a Diplomate in School Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Assessment Psychology. Dr. Swerdlik is a certified school psychologist and a licensed clinical psychologist.


  • 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.