Janay Sander

Janay Sander

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8524

Room:TC 515

Department: Department of Educational Psychology


About Janay Sander

Janay B. Sander is the Director of the PhD in School Psychology program and has been at Ball State since 2012. She is also a licensed psychologist (Indiana). Her expertise is in the intersection of emotional, behavioral and learning concerns in children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in conducting research about evidence-based interventions to reduce disproportionality and address the educational and mental health needs of youth who come in contact with juvenile justice systems. Her emphasis is on positive and strengths-based methods using an ecological systems framework. Her skills and research projects include topics related to consultation and interventions at the individual, family, classroom, or school level.

Professional Experience

  • Director of Doctoral Program in School Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, August 1, 2016 to present.
  • Associate Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, August 15, 2012 to present. Department of Educational Psychology, School Psychology Training Programs, Teachers College.
  • Director of Ball State University Internship Consortium in School Psychology, Muncie, Indiana, August 15, 2013 to present.
  • Adjunct Research Faculty, Youth Opportunity Center, Muncie, Indiana, October 2012 to present.
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, August 15, 2004 to July 15, 2012. Department of Educational Psychology, School Psychology Training Program.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Psychology, School Psychology Specialization 2001

The University of Texas at Austin

Masters of Arts (MA) in Educational Psychology, concentration in Program Evaluation 1999

The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts, 1995
Graduated with Honors and with Special Honors in Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin

Research and Publications

Sample Publications


  • Hess, R.S, Pearrow, M., Hazel, C.E., Sander, J.B. & Wille, A.M. (2017) Enhancing the Behavioral and Mental Health Services Within School-Based Contexts, Journal of Applied School Psychology, 33:3, 214-232, DOI:10.1080/15377903.2017.1317151
  • Sander, J.B., Finch, M.E.H, Newell, M. (2016). Introduction to Special Issue on Multicultural Competence in Consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Special Issue: Multicultural Training and Skills Related to Consultation.
  • Sander, J.B., Finch, M.E.H., Pierson, E.E., Bishop, J.A., German, R.L. & Wilmoth, C. (2016). School-based consultation: Training challenges, solutions and building cultural competence. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Special Issue: Multicultural Training and Skills Related to Consultation. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2015.1089777
  • Jones, J. M., Sander, J.B., & Booker, K.W. (2013). Multicultural Competency Building: Practical Solutions for Training and Evaluating Student Progress. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7(1), 12-22.
  • Sander, J.B., Patall, E., Amoscato, L., Funk, C., & Fisher, A. L., (2012). A Meta-analysis of the effect of juvenile delinquency interventions on academic outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.04.005
  • Sander, J.B., Sharkey, J.D., Groomes, A., Krumholz, L., Walker, K., & Hsu, J. Y. (2011). Social justice and juvenile offenders: Examples of fairness, respect and access in education settings. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 21(4), 1-29.
  • Sander, J. B., Sharkey, J. D., Mauseth, T., Olivarri, R., & Tanigawa, D. (2010). A Qualitative study of juvenile offenders, student engagement, and interpersonal relationships: Implications for research directions and preventionist approaches. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. 20 (4), 288-315.

Recent Funded Projects 

Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice, Project dates: January 1, 2016-December 31, 2018. Principal Investigator: Janay B. Sander, Co-PI Ruth E. Jefferson. Title: Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Placement Program: Reading Intervention, Academic and Behavioral Outcomes for Youth


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Doctoral Dissertatio 799 613 0000 - 0000
Issues Professional 776 810 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE