Students interact with a wide variety of faculty within the Department of Educational Psychology and the university at large through a diverse set of experiences that include traditional coursework, field placements, and research activities. Four faculty comprise the core program faculty, all of whom hold licensure as professional psychologists in Connecticut

Core Faculty:

Melissa A. Bray
Professor and Program Director.

Research Interests:

  • Mind-Body Health
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Care
  • Video Self-modeling and Virtual Reality
  • Stuttering
  • Selective Mutsim


Jacqueline M. Caemmerer
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

  • Psychological Assessment Validity Issues
  • Relations between Social Variables and Academic Achievement
  • Application of Structural Equation Modeling & Longitudinal Analysis


Sandra M. Chafouleas
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

Research Interests:

  • School Psychology
  • School Mental Health
  • Whole Child, Whole Community, Whole School
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Trauma-Informed Schools
  • Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment and Intervention


Lisa M. H. Sanetti

Research Interests:

  • Implementation Science
  • Educator Wellbeing
  • School-Based Mental Health


Clinical Training Faculty:

Melissa A. Bray
Director of Clinical Training, Practicum Coordinator, Practicum 1 Instructor

Ravit Stein
Director of Internship

Emily Iovino
Practicum 2 Instructor