Kathleen M McNamara (Kathy), Dr.
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 Title: Chair & Professor
 Dept: Psychology
 Office: CB 154
 Phone: 216-687-2545
 Fax: 216-687-9294
 Email: K.MCNAMARA@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. CB 154, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
School psychology; response to intervention; intervention teams; school problem-solving; behavioral consultation; school psychology ethics
 
Education:
Ph.D., School Psychology, Kent State University, 1985
M.Ed., School Psychology, Kent State University, 1978
 
Brief Bio:
Before being appointed to the CSU faulty in 1994, Dr. McNamara served for 15 years as a school psychologist in the Northeast Ohio area. She was appointed Chairperson of the Psychology Department in 2010, having previously served as the School Psychology program director at CSU.
 
Honors and Awards:
* Ohio School Psychologists Association Clyde V. Bartlett distinguished Service Award (1996)
* Ohio School Psychologists Association Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service (1987, 1991)
* Ohio State Board of Psychology recognition of service as member of Examining Committee (2000)
 
Research Interests:
Dr. McNamara is interested in the adoption of multi-tiered systems of (student) support (MTSS) models by K-12 schools, and in the role that school psychologists play in this process. A multi-year grant from the Ohio Department of Education funded an examination of early versions of MTSS as they were being implemented in Ohio schools. More recently, Dr. McNamara co-authored a book on the most intensive tier of support in MTSS, with specific applications to the practice of School Psychology. She also is considered an expert in the area of professional ethics for school psychologists, having authored book chapters on this topic in handbooks for practitioners and scholars.
 
Teaching Areas:
1) Assessment and school-based intervention for academic problems
2) Assessment and school-based intervention for behavior problems
3) Supervision of school psychology interns
4) School-based consultation models and practices
5) Role and function of the school psychologist
 
Professional Affiliations:
* Society for the Study of School Psychology
* National Association of School Psychologists
* Ohio School Psychologists Association
* Cleveland Association of School Psychologists
 
Professional Experience:
* Chairperson, Dept. of Psychology, Cleveland State University (2010 - present)
* Director, School Psychology Training Program, Cleveland State University (1996-2010)
* Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Cleveland State University (2008 - present)
* Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Cleveland State University (2000-2008)
* Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Cleveland State University (1994-2000)
* Project Consultant, PSI Associates, Inc. (1994-2009)
* School Psychologist and Executive Director, PSI Associates, Inc. (1979-1994)
 
University Service:
* University Faculty Senate
* College of Science Faculty Senate Caucus
* College of Sciences and Health Professions, Peer Review Committee
* College of Sciences and Health Professions, Curriculum Committee (Chair)
* College of Science Nominating Committee
* College of Science Budget and Planning Committee
* College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Affairs Committee
* College of Arts & Sciences Program Review Committee
* Dept. of Psychology, Executive Committee
* Dept. of Psychology, School Psychology Program Committee (Chair and member)
* Dept. of Psychology, Peer Review Committee
* Dept. of Psychology, Diversity Management Program Committee
 
Professional Service:
* Ohio School Psychologists Association: Executive Board Member (1985 - present); Chair, Professional Ethics & Standards Committee (1986 - 2000); Past-Editor, The Ohio School Psychologist (1985 - 1998).
* National Association of School Psychologists: Ohio Delegate (2009 - present); Member, Board of Directors (2014 - 2015); Chair, Ethics and Professional Practices Committee (2005 - 2010)and Member (2000 - 2005).
* Society for the Study of School Psychology: Charter Member, Past Secretary (2000 - 2002).
 
Research Grants:
* McNamara, K.M., Principal Investigator. 1996-2002 IBMFE Statewide evaluation (Ohio Dept. of Education, Division of Special Education; approximately $35,000 annually over 6 years, 1997 - 2002).
* McNamara, K., Hollinger, C., & Sutton, R. Planning interventions for children with reading problems: An analysis of school teams in the Cleveland Municipal School District. (Cleveland State University, President's Initiative Grant; Dean, College of Science 2003 - 2005: Approximately $43,000).
* McNamara, K.M., Principal Investigator. Variables associated with perceptions of school climate (Maple Heights City Schools; 1995 - 1996: $14,987).