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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 Prus, Joseph   Name:  Joseph Prus 
Title:  Chair, Department of Psychology; Professor of Psychology 
Education:
Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Kentucky
M.A., Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky
B.A., Psychology, University of Kentucky
Office:  110A Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2630 
E-mail:  prusj@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
School Psychology, Developmental Disabilities, Credentialing Issues in Psychology and School Psychology
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.

Prus has practiced psychology in a variety of settings, including public schools, pediatric hospitals, and a community disabilities board. 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 and as the school psychology trainer of the year by the Trainers in School Psychology in 2010.