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Janet F. Carlson Research Professor and Associate Director

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Fordham University 1987
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Fordham University 1982
B.S. Psychology and Biology, Union College 1979

Courses Taught
  • EDPS 853 Psychological Assessment I (Fall 2007, Fall 2008)
  • EDPS 953 Psychological Assessment II (Spring 2007, Spring 2008)
  • EDPS 964 Counseling Theories and Intervention Techniques (Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008)
  • EDPS 997A Practicum in Counseling (Fall 2006)
  • EDPS 997G Advanced Practicum in Counseling (Spring 2008; Spring 2009)
  • EDPS 984 Ethical Decision Making in Counseling and Education (Spring 2007)

Janet Carlson is not currently teaching.

Areas of Expertise:

    Teaching assessment, personality, psychopathology, ethics, professional issues
    Applied scholarship and research in assessment-related areas

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Licensed Psychologist in Nebraska (License # 705)Licensed Psychologist in New York State (License # 009313)Licensed Psychologist in Texas (License # 32614 – retired May 31, 2009)National Register of Health Service Psychologists (Registrant ID# 54399)Certified School Psychologist in New York State (Permanent Certificate)Certified School Psychologist in Connecticut (Provisional Certificate, 1989 - 1999)Appointed to the Graduate Faculty, University of NebraskaElected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 5: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 2019Elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology, 2011Elected President, APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2009 (President-elect, 2008; Past- President, 2010)Elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, 2008Outstanding Service Award, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), 2006Director, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2001-2006 Distinguished Reviewer Award, Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 2005Elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2003Leo D. Doherty Award for Service and Leadership, Northeastern Educational Research Association, 2003Faculty Consultant, Advanced Placement Test in Psychology, Educational Testing Service: Essay Reader 1996-2004; Table Leader 2004-2009Invited Item Writer, Educational Testing Service – Advanced Placement Test in Psychology (2004-2005, 2008-2010); GRE Psychology examination (2005, 2011-2013); Praxis Psychology examination (2013); CLEP Psychology examination (2007)Invited Participant at the 2003 Education Leadership Conference sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs and Education Directorate, September 2003Elected President, Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA), 1995-1996Elected to Phi Delta Kappa, 1996Elected President, Phi Kappa Phi, Oswego State University Chapter, 1995-1996 Charter Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter at Oswego State University, 1994Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, 1987Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, Honors Level, 1983New York State Psychological Association Award for Undergraduate Research, 1979Graduated from Union College, Summa cum Laude, 1979University Honors (Dean's List, every semester), Union College, 1975-19792011 Facilitator, Hawai’i Department of Education “Field Test Standard-Setting Study for the Hawai’i State Alternate Assessment” (Kurt Geisinger, Principal Investigator; Brett Foley, Project Director); $593,103 for three years2010 Principal Investigator, Florida Department of Education “Evaluating Three Reading Tests for the State of Florida: Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR), DIBELS, and the DIBELS Deep”; $31,7282008 Principal Investigator, CODAPAR Interdivisional Grants Program, “Raising Awareness of Graduate School Opportunities in Psychological Measurement and School Psychology” (Gwyneth Boodoo & Tammy Hughes, Co-PIs); Amt Sought $4,550 (program suspended)2002 Co-Principal Investigator, NSF “Assessment of Enhanced Higher-Order Thinking in Undergraduate Education (Glenn Jones, Principal Investigator; Donna Lang, Co-Principal Investigator); Amount Sought $472,800 (not funded)1998 Co-Principal Investigator, U.S. DOE, Research and Innovation to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities, “Literacy Education Activities for Preschoolers (LEAPS) Program (Betsy B. Waterman, Co-PI); Amount Sought $494,700 (not funded)1994, 1995, 1998 Secured small faculty development grants, one from SUNY-Oswego and two from the State of New York/UUP Professional Development and Quality of Working Life Committee, to support projects titled:• Computer-Based Test Scoring, Interpretation, and Report Generation: Technology’s Foothold and Practitioners’ Concerns (Sole Investigator); Amount Awarded $770• Appropriate Uses of Computer Programs to Interpret Intelligence Test Data; Amount Awarded $3,152• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores as Predictors of Graduate School Performance in Counseling and School Psychology; Amount Awarded $1,5671984-1985 Secured funding from Sigma Xi ($300), Sugarfree Center ($600), and Schering-Plough Foundation ($5,000 plus remission of tuition/fees) to support dissertation research, “Aversive Conditioning and Glucose Levels in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Mice"
8/06 – present University of Nebraska – Lincoln • Associate Director and Research Professor – Buros Center for Testing (07/11 – present) • Acting Director – Buros Center for Testing (8/12 – 01/13; 01/20 - 05/20) • Interim Associate Director – Buros Center for Testing (10/10 – 7/11) • Research Professor – Buros Center for Testing (.65 FTE; 7/09 – 6/11) • Visiting Professor of Educational Psychology and Psychology (9/06 – 5/09)7/02 – 9/08 Texas A&M University at Galveston (on leave 9/06 – 9/08) • Department Head – Department of General Academics; Professor (tenured) of Psychology 8/01 – 5/02 University of St. Thomas, School of Arts & Sciences, Houston, TX• Part-Time Professor of Psychology8/93 – 6/03 State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY (on leave 9/01 – 6/03)• Professor (tenured) of Counseling and Psychological Services (9/98 – 6/03) • Associate Dean, School of Education (7/98 – 12/00)• Associate Professor (tenured) of Counseling and Psychological Services (9/95 – 8/98); Assistant Professor (8/93 – 8/95) • Admissions Coordinator (9/93 – 7/98) • Acting Chairperson (Summer 1994, Summer 1995, Summer 1998) 8/92 – 8/93 Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY• Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology 9/89 – 8/93 Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT (on leave 8/92 – 8/93)• Assistant Professor of Education, Programs in School and Applied Psychology• Program Director, School and Applied Psychology (9/89 – 8/90) 8/88 – 8/92 New York City Board of Education – Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, Brooklyn, NY• Consulting Psychologist7/87 – 8/89 Fordham University, Bronx, NY• Assistant Professor of Psychology (9/88 – 8/89; one-year appointment) • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Fordham College and the School of General Studies (7/87 – 9/88)5/86 – 6/89 The Hallen School, Mamaroneck, NY• Consulting Psychologist (9/88 – 8/89) • Staff Psychologist (5/86 – 9/88)10/85 – 5/86 Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens Village, NY• Psychologist I9/84 – 6/85 Psychology Department, Fordham University, Bronx, NY• Graduate Fellow9/83 – 8/84 Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, CT• Clinical Psychology Intern (APA approved internship) 5/83 – 8/83 New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY• School Psychologist (Temporary Per Diem Certificate)Reviewer, Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Research Award, APA Division 1: Society for General Psychology, 2012, 2013External Reviewer for Tenure, Promotion, Distinguished Service Prof Consideration for Univ of South Dakota (2013), James Madison Univ (2011), Univ of Akron (2005), State Univ of New York at Buffalo (2004, 1997), Clemson Univ (2002), UMass Boston (2001)External Reviewer for Psychology Department, Clarion University, Clarion, PA, 2002Standing Committee and Board Memberships in APA Division 2: Executive Committee (1998-2006, 2008-2010); Elections and Appointments (2011, Chair); Fund for Excellence (2006-2018); Publications (2001-2006)Ad hoc Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces for APA Division 2: Fund for Excellence Review (2016); Electronic Newsletter Conversion (2007); Lapsed Memberships (2007, Chair); e-Publishing (2004, 2005); Member Benefits (2003)Interviewer for PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education, April 1999Standing Committee and Board Memberships in NERA: Board of Directors (1990-1993); Program (1985-2001; 1991, Chair); Doherty Award (1992, Chair; 1999); Woollatt Distinguished Paper (1993; 1994, Chair); Nominations (1997, Chair; 1999)Board of Directors, Rice Creek Associates, Rice Creek Biological Field Station, Oswego State University, 1996-2001Editorial Board, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2019 - presentEditorial Board, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2018 - presentConsulting Editor, Teaching of Psychology, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2006Associate Editor for e-Books, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), 2013-2014Manuscript Reviewer for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice; Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice; Teaching of Psychology; Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment; Applied Measurement in Education; International Journal of Testing; othersReviewer, prospectus for series of contributed volumes on Global Issues in Testing and Assessment (Schmitt), Cambridge University Press, 2013Reviewer, Clinical Psychology (Lilienfeld), In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. Oxford University Press, 2011 Reviewer, Ethical Decision-Making for Mental Health Professionals (1st ed.), Ford (©2006), Sage, 2011Reviewer, Educational Testing and Measurement (8th ed.), Kubiszyn & Borich (©2007), Wiley, 2008Reviewer, prospectus for book on exercises in testing and assessment, American Psychological Association, 2020Reviewer, prospectus for book on assessment of disordered thinking and perception, American Psychological Association, 2019Reviewer, prospectus for book on the scholarship of teaching, Blackwell, 2004Reviewer, Research Design in Counseling (2nd ed.), Heppner, Kivlighan, & Wampold (©1999), Wadsworth, 2002 Reviewer, Psychology (2nd ed.), Benjamin, Hopkins, & Nation (1990), Macmillan Publishing CompanyProposal Reviewer, Association of Test Publishers, 2017 Annual Convention, 2016Proposal Reviewer, National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conventions, 2016 - 2020Proposal Reviewer, American Psychological Association Annual Conventions: 1994-2008 for Division 2; 1998, 2001 for Division 5; 2016 for Division 12; 2023 for Division 16Team Member, Pet Partners® Therapy Animals Program (nationally registered), 2013-2015 initial; 2015-2017 renewal; 2017-2019 second renewalIn-Service presenter on the Tenure Process (for non-academic administrators and staff), Texas A&M University at Galveston, February 2006Faculty Forum presenter on Academic Policy Issues, Texas A&M University at Galveston, August 2004
American Educational Research Association (Fellow)American Educational Research Association Division D: Measurement & Research Methodologies American Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychological Association Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Fellow)American Psychological Association Division 5: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (Fellow)American Psychological Association Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology (Fellow)American Psychological Association Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology, Section IX: AssessmentAmerican Psychological Association Division 16: School PsychologyNational Association of School PsychologistsNebraska Psychological Association