Nate von der Embse

Nate von der Embse - (Affiliate)
East Carolina University
Department of Psychology
Mail Stop 565
Greenville, NC 27858
PhD in School Psychology, Michigan State University, 2012
Large-scale assessment
School-based prevention of behavioral and emotional problems
Structural equation models

Dr. Nathaniel P. von der Embse is an assistant professor in the pediatric school psychology program at East Carolina University. Dr. von der Embse’s research is organized around social justice, advocacy, and the leadership development of school psychologists to ensure equitable academic and socio-emotional outcomes. His research is focused in three primary areas: (1) a social justice framework for examining the consequences of educational accountability policies and high-stakes testing, (2) the development of brief assessments of internalizing behavior, and (3) technological applications to promote coping and socio-emotional wellness. Dr. von der Embse received his Ph.D. in school psychology from Michigan State University and completed an APA approved, APPIC pre-doctoral internship at Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Omaha, NE. He worked as a school psychologist in Michigan and Ohio where he completed his master’s and educational specialist degrees in school psychology from Miami University. Recently, Dr. von der Embse was interviewed by TIME magazine for a story on test anxiety and high stakes testing. Dr. von der Embse has authored 7 peer-reviewed articles and presented nationally and internationally on high-stakes testing. He is an editorial board member for School Psychology Forum and Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, and a reviewer for Best Practices in School Psychology VI.


  • 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.