The Winthrop School Psychology Program has four full-time and one half-time core faculty, all of whom are certified and/or licensed school psychologists active in their profession at local, state, and national levels. Several other faculty in Winthrop’s 15-member psychology department also teach courses in the program, and several practicing school psychologists from the community assist with assessment courses and intern supervision. The core faculty are: Dr. Joe Prus (PrusJ@Winthrop.edu) grew up on Long Island, New York and attended college in Rochester, NY before going to the University of Kentucky, where his education culminated in a Ph.D. in School Psychology. Dr. Prus is the Director of the School Psychology Program and Chair of the Psychology Department. He teaches graduate courses in research methods and assessment/intervention with young children and those with low incidence disabilities. He also co-teaches the advanced seminar course. Dr. Antigo Martin-Delaney (MartinA@Winthrop.edu), a North Carolina native, earned her doctoral degree in school psychology from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. Her areas of expertise include transition issues for disabled persons, program planning, vocational assessment for school age populations, and multicultural issues. Dr. Martin-Delaney teaches seminar in school psychology, psychoeducational assessment for intervention, and consultation & indirect services, and also supervises trainees and interns. Dr. Gary Alderman (AldermanG@Winthrop.edu) is a native South Carolinian. He grew up in Charleston and was awarded his doctorate from the University of South Carolina. His specialty areas include behavioral intervention, reading interventions, curriculum-based measurement, counseling with school-aged children, and working with students with emotional disabilities. He teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, curriculum-based assessment and academic intervention, and therapeutic psychology, and provides trainee and internship supervision. He also co-teaches the advanced seminar in school psychology. Dr. Leigh Armistead (ArmisteadL@Winthrop.edu) grew up in western New York and has lived in Charlotte for many years. He graduated from Winthrop’s school psychology program and then earned his doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Armistead’s specialty areas include ethics and professional practices in school psychology and continuing professional development for school psychologists. He teaches courses in tests and measurement, children's exceptionalities, and psychoeducational assessment for intervention, and also supervises school psychology trainees and interns.
Dr. Melissa Reeves, (ReevesM@Winthrop.edu) was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and completed her graduate work at the University of Denver in Colorado. Her initial training as a special education teacher led her to complete a master’s in counseling psychology and a Ph.D. in school psychology. Dr. Reeves’s specialty areas include school crisis prevention and intervention, identification and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in the schools, systems level implementation of a Response to Intervention (RTI) model, and assessment and treatment of emotionally disturbed students. She teaches behavioral analysis and behavior change, psychopathology of childhood and adolescents, and supervises school psychology students in their field-based work.