Department of Psychological
and Social Foundations
4202 East Fowler Avenue
EDU 105 Suite 380
Tampa, FL 33620
Associate chair: Kathy Bradley-Klug, Ph.D.
Message from the chair:
Thank you for visiting our department web pages. The Department
of Psychological and Social Foundations educates students and conducts research
in student success across the life course, basic scientific and humanities
research in education, child and community well-being. Our graduates become
working professionals in schools, colleges, behavioral and clinical mental
health services, and communities; college and university faculty; and research
These educational programs and research areas fall into five
program areas for faculty:
- School Psychology educates new professionals in school psychology in the APA-accredited school
psychology doctoral program (also see supplemental
information about the doctoral program). School psychology faculty organize
state support of services and conduct research in areas including system support
for elementary and secondary student success, high achievement among
adolescents, health-school professional and system collaborations, and the needs
of families with children with autism and related disabilities.
- Educational Psychology faculty teach and
conduct research in psychology that contains both basic science and applied ends
in education, and in fall 2012 faculty will be accepting the first students into
the educational psychology doctoral program. Faculty research areas include
early childhood development, adoption and psychological adaptation, language
development, memory, adolescent motivation, and international support of
educational psychology research.
- Social Foundations faculty teach and conduct
research in humanities and social science perspectives on education. Faculty
research interests include the history of national education policy, student and
teacher desegregation, the history of higher education, critical race theory and
social identity development, the history of special education, and high school
graduation and dropping out.
For a sample of the research we conduct, please see a list of recent publications and presentations by department faculty and students.
Please explore individual program web pages and learn more about
our faculty and programs!
Yours very truly,
Sherman Dorn, Professor and