Dr. Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UHD. Dr. Coleman received a Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Missouri (APA-Accredited) in July 2012. Dr. Coleman completed a pre-doctoral internship at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (APA-Accredited). She is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) and was a school-based clinician for two years before joining the faculty at UHD in Fall 2014. Her extensive clinical/school-based practice experience qualify her to teach Educational Psychology (PSY 3302) and Theories of Personality (PSY 4306). Dr. Coleman has an active research agenda which specifically explores (1) understanding and developing system capacity to deliver high quality mental health and educational interventions, and (2) promoting positive classroom learning behaviors for youth. Her active research agenda along with her education and training qualify her to teach Research Methods (PSY 3320).Dissertation: Examining a strengths-based approach to promoting student engagement with school: A pilot study.
2013: Adjunct Instructor (Graduate level), University of Missouri
2008-2010: Teaching Assistant (Graduate level), University of Missouri
2008: Course Instructor (Graduate level), University of Missouri
2006-2007: Teaching Assistant/Small Group Instructor (Undergraduate level), University of Missouri
Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:
Maras, M. A., Coleman, S. L., Gysbers, N. C., Herman, K., & Stanley, B. Measuring evaluation competency among school counselors (2013). Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 4(2), 99-111. doi:10.1177/2150137813494765
Splett, J. W., Coleman, S. L., Maras, M. A., Gibson, J. E., & Ball, A. (2011). Learning by teaching: Reflections on developing a curriculum for school mental health collaboration. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2), 27-38.
Coleman, S. L., Beitman, B., & Celibi, E. (2009).Weird coincidences commonly occur. Psychiatric Annals, 39(5), 265-270.
Coleman, S. L., & Beitman, B. (2009). Characterizing high frequency coincidence detectors. Psychiatric Annals, 39(5), 271-279.