Janay B. Sander

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology (School Psychology), Director of Internships

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TC 515   Phone: 765-285-8517  

Department of Educational Psychology
Teachers College (TC), Room 505
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Janay Sander conducts research related to juvenile delinquency and the overlap with academic and emotional/behavioral difficulties in K-12 school settings, including prevention and intervention considerations. From a related perspective, Sander researches school discipline policies and their impact on academic, emotional, and behavioral challenges of K-12 students. Sander is committed to research on evidence-based psychosocial and academic interventions and their effectiveness among youth with concurrent internalizing symptoms, externalizing behaviors, and academic concerns. Her research stresses the importance of school-wide and classroom level positive approaches to facilitate the social/emotional/academic success of students. Sander’s research emphasizes social/emotional/behavioral concerns in schools within a "Response to Intervention" framework. In addition to her research pursuits, Sander supervises doctoral-level internships involving the practice of psychoeducational assessment and consultation. In addition, Sander teaches classes on the examination of theoretical and professional approaches to psychological consultation in educational settings.

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