Karen Monahan

Name: Karen L. Monahan, Ph.D., NCSP, LPES

Title: Assistant Professor, Psychology


Office: Kinard 114A

Phone: 803/487-3518 (preferred)

E-mail: monahank@winthrop.edu


Dr. Monahan, a native of western New York, earned her doctoral degree in school psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of interest include social emotional learning and behavioral/mental health services within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), school-based risk assessments (suicide, threat) and crisis response, and professional issues in school psychology. Dr. Monahan currently teaches courses on applied behavior analysis and intervention; legal, ethical, and professional issues in school psychology; psychopathology in childhood and adolescence; and research methods. Previously, as a school district administrator supervising psychological services, she oversaw evaluations and eligibility for special services, led the district’s crisis training and response teams, and co-chaired the district’s MTSS committee. Dr. Monahan is also an active leader with both the National Association of School Psychologists and the SC Association of School Psychologists.