Department of Psychology - School Psychology Program - Faculty Members

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School Psychology Program

Faculty Members

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. 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. Giancarlo Anselmo (anselmog@winthrop.edu) was raised outside of Detroit, Michigan and moved to the Carolinas to complete his initial graduate training at Winthrop University.  After working in North Carolina as a school psychologist for several years Dr. Anselmo went back to school to earn his doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  His specialty areas include curriculum-based measurement, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), using instructional models in the diagnosis of learning disabilities, and social-emotional risk screening.  He teaches courses in curriculum-based measurement and academic intervention, psychological tests and measurement, theories of personality, psychopathology of childhood and adolescents, and he provides trainee and internship supervision.

 

Dr. Letha Maxton-Kershaw (maxtonkershawl@winthrop.edu), a South Carolina native, earned her doctoral degree in school psychology from North Carolina State University.  Her Specialty areas include psychoeducational assessment and development/evaluation of school-based mental health services and social-emotional programming for school age populations.  She teaches beginning seminar in school psychology, psychoeducational assessment for intervention, psychopathology in childhood and adolescents, and diversity issues in school psychology.  She 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.

 

Winthrop's school psychology faculty have held important leadership positions and received many honors. Drs. Alderman  has been presidents of the SC Association of School psychologists and been on state and national committees. In addition to her many contributions at the national level, Dr. Reeves has served as president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Prus is the recipient of many honors, including the 2015 NASP Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Last Updated: 9/15/20