Jessica Koslouski

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Educational Psychology

Dr. Jessica Koslouski is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Educational Psychology within the Neag School of Education. She works with Dr. Sandra Chafouleas and the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH). Dr. Koslouski’s research focuses on supporting schools to meet the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. She is particularly interested in the implementation and utilization of trauma-informed practices in schools. For her dissertation, Dr. Koslouski led the design, implementation, and evaluation of a professional development intervention in trauma-informed teaching practices. She used Design-Based Research – an approach focused on creating feasible, acceptable, and sustainable educational interventions – to co-design the intervention with educators. Dr. Koslouski draws on ten years of experience as a special education teacher and across her work, is committed to supporting students, families, educators, and schools to cultivate equitable and supportive learning environments for all.


Pronouns: she/her


Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Boston University, Applied Human Development

M.Ed., Boston University, Special Education

B.A., Boston College, Elementary Education and Human Development


Areas of Expertise:

trauma-informed schools implementation

school mental health

child and adolescent mental health

design-based research

data visualization



Koslouski, J. B., Jones, M. E., Patil, P. A., Chan, F., Roulier, R. C., & Porche, M. V. (2021, online first). Re-Envisioning School-based Counseling: Sports-based Group Therapy for Elementary School Students Exposed to Trauma. Journal of Education.

Koslouski, J. B. & Stark, K. (2021). Promoting learning for students experiencing adversity and trauma: The everyday, yet profound, actions of teachers. The Elementary School Journal, 121(3), 430-453.

Stark, K. & Koslouski, J. B. (2021). The emotional job demands of special education: Novice, alternatively certified teachers’ experiences. Teacher Education and Special Education, 41(1), 60-77.

Porche, M. V., Koslouski, J. B., & Oblath, R. (2019). Trauma disorders. In S. Hupp, J. Jewell, P. Leman & A. James (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley-Blackwell.

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