Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor


Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Co-Director, UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH)

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Syracuse University, Area: Psychology (school)
C.A.S., Syracuse University, Area: Educational Leadership
M.S., Syracuse University, Area: Psychology

Areas of Expertise:

Behavior Assessment & Intervention

School Mental Health

Whole Child, Whole Community, Whole School

School Psychology

Data-based Decision Making


Dr. Sandra M. Chafouleas is a professor in the department of educational psychology within the Neag School of Education. She also serves as co-director of the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH). Dr. Chafouleas received her Ph.D. in psychology (school) from Syracuse University and has been a licensed psychologist in Connecticut since 2001. She has authored over 150 articles, book chapters, and books – topics of which primarily involve school-based behavior assessment and intervention and school mental health. She serves or has served as the Project Director on federally-funded projects related to exploration of behavior assessment policies and practices in schools (Project NEEDs2), development and evaluation of school-based behavior assessment tools involving Direct Behavior Rating (Project VIABLE & VIABLE-II), and a post-doctoral fellowship program (Project PBER). She is President-Elect of the Society for the Study of School Psychology, and a fellow in both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science. Prior to becoming a university trainer, she worked as a school psychologist and school administrator in a variety of settings dealing with children with behavior disorders.

Funded Research:

Direct Behavior Rating: Dissemination and Research

Usage Rating Profile (URP)

National Exploration of Emotional/Behavioral Detection in School Screening (NEEDs2)

UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH)

Twitter – @schafouleas


Thomas Oakland Mid-Career Scholarship Award, Division 16 of the American Psychological Association (2016)

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Connecticut Alumni Association (2009)

Invited Member, Society for the Study of School Psychology (2009)

Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Neag School of Education (2003)


Chafouleas – CV – Feb 2017


Sandra Chafouleas
Contact Information
Phone860 486 6868
Office LocationGentry 208