Maria Hernandez Finch

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology (School Psychology), Director Masters and Specialist Programs in School Psychology

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TC 523   Phone: 765-285-8500  

Office of the Dean
Teachers College (TC), Room 1005
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0625

Maria Hernández Finch earned her doctorate in 2002. At Ball State, she is the director of the Educational Specialist (EdS) and Masters (MA) Programs in School Psychology. She also coordinates the practica experiences for the school psychology EdS and Doctoral programs and is the faculty advisor for the BSU chapter of APA Division 16’s Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP). Hernández Finch teaches many applied courses in school psychology including School Practicum and Practicum Consultation. She also periodically teaches immersive development courses in the community and online human development.

Hernández Finch has a very active program of research and always seeks to involve her Doctoral and EdS students in all phases of the research process. Currently, she researches the intersection of diversity with assessment, prevention efforts, and consultation. She is particularly interested in the young learner and current research efforts with this population include gifted/high ability, diverse early learners and the impact of parental education/income on assessment with the young learner. Her long-term research goal is that her work would contribute to equitable and culturally relevant assessment, Response to Intervention (RtI), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) practices. She is a research affiliate with the Ball State Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Center and is currently working on research for a transition to work program, ASDachieve.

Hernández Finch welcomes inquiries regarding the MA/EdS programs in school psychology, BSU’s APA Division 16 SASP chapter, her research, ASDachieve, or inquiries from community members interested in partnering with the programs in school psychology.

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Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
    No.
    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
    Location
  • Course
    Practicum School Psy
    No.
    689
    Section
    1
    Section
    1300-1540
    Days
    M
    Location
    TC 227
  • Course
    Superv Intern School
    No.
    690
    Section
    800
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Independent Study Ed
    No.
    699
    Section
    2
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location