||Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
S.S.P., Winthrop University
M.S., Winthrop University
B.A., East Carolina University
||114A Kinard Hall
Transitions for Students with Disabilities, Effective Instruction in Written Language, Legal Issues in Psychological Service Delivery in Schools, Assessment/Evaluation of Learning and Behavioral Problems in Children and Youth
After receiving her master's and Specialist in School Psychology degrees from Winthrop, Dr. Martin-Delaney worked as a school psychologist in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. She joined Winthrop’s graduate faculty in 1987.
As a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, Martin-Delaney teaches a variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including "Principles of the Leaning Academy-Honors (ACAD-H)"; "Racial and Ethnic Identity Development"; and "Seminar in Professional School Psychology, Childhood Psychopathology and Techniques in Psychological Evaluation II," just to name a few. Martin-Delaney’s research interest areas include consultative and indirect services for students with learning problems, appropriate assessment and interventions for children and adults with learning difficulties, and transition services for students with disabilities. This last interest area is the current focus of Martin-Delaney’s research. In collaboration with two colleagues in the College of Education, Martin-Delaney wrote the grant to successfully fund the Winthrop Transition College (WTC) program. WTC is one of five programs specifically designed to provide a post-secondary educational experience for individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities. Martin-Delaney also works collaboratively with Disabilities Services to provide no-cost/low-cost evaluations for Winthrop students who suspect they may have a learning disability and who are struggling academically.
Martin-Delaney is active professionally at both the state and national level. At the state level she has served as president of the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists and currently co-chairs the Program Committee for SCASP. She is a member of the Transition Advisory Council for York County. She has provided professional development training to a number of districts across South Carolina on topics ranging from curriculum-based assessment in writing and math to DSM-IV training for school psychologists. In addition, Martin-Delaney does independent evaluations of children with learning and/or behavioral difficulties at the request of school districts and parents. At the national level, she is an active member of the National Association of School Psychology. She serves as a reviewer on the National School Psychology Certification Board and the NASP/NCATE Board of Program Reviewers.
She is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and loves to read and travel in her spare time.