Janay B. Sander

Associate Professor of Psychology -- Educational Psychology

TC 515   Phone: 765-285-8517  

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

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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