Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor


Board of Trustees Distinguished 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:

School Psychology

School Mental Health

Whole Child, Whole Community, Whole School

Behavior Assessment and Intervention

Data-based Decision Making


Dr. Sandra M. Chafouleas is a Board of Trustees Distinguished 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. Dr. Chafouleas has demonstrated continued success with extramurally funded research since 2006, and contributes content expertise primarily related to school mental health and behavior assessment. She has authored over 150 publications, regularly serves as a national presenter and invited speaker, and currently serves as an advisor to the OSEP-funded National Center on Intensive Interventions.  She is a fellow in both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science, and is President-Elect of the Society for the Study of School Psychology.  She received the 2009 UConn Alumni Association award for excellence in graduate teaching, the 2016 APA Division 16 Oakland Mid-Career Scholar Award, and previously served as associate dean for The Graduate School (2012-2014) and then the associate dean for research in the Neag School (2014-2016). 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 Vita – Aug 2017


Sandra Chafouleas
Contact Information
Phone860 486 6868
Office LocationGentry 208