Dr. Prus is professor of psychology and Chair
of the Department of Psychology at Winthrop. He completed his doctorate in
school psychology at the University of Kentucky prior to joining the Winthrop
faculty in 1980. He presently teaches or co-teaches the "Senior
Seminar" and "Field Experience in Psychology" courses at the
undergraduate level and the "Research Methods,"
"Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention III," and
"Advanced Seminar" courses at the graduate level.
Dr. Prus has practiced psychology in a variety
of settings, including public schools, pediatric hospitals, and community settings
for persons with disabilities. He has served in leadership roles at the local,
state, and national levels, including chairing (for 13 years) the board that accredits
school psychology programs for the National Association of School Psychologists
and twice chairing the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
executive board. He has published widely in school psychology and has received
numerous honors and awards, including selection as Winthrop’s Distinguished
Professor in 1989, the Trainers of School Psychologists Trainer of the Year award
in 2010, and the National Association of School Psychologists Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2015.