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Melissa Coolong-ChaffinMelissa Coolong-Chaffin, Ph.D., NCSP

Degree: Ph.D. Educational (School) Psychology

Position: Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Academic Intervention Clinic
Office: HSS 216
Phone: (715) 836-3925
                                     Website:                                                     Clinic.htm

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 332: Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYC 395: Directed Study: Reading Assessment and Intervention Practicum
  • PSYC 781: Advanced Practicum in Behavioral Consultation
  • PSYC 784: Multicultural Practicum in School Psychology
  • PSYC 785: Practicum in School Psychology II
  • PSYC 791: Professional Practice of School Psychology
  • PSYC 792: Research Seminar in School Psychology

Research Interests

  • Identifying and delivering intensive academic and social behavior interventions in school settings
  • Response to Intervention
  • Training and supporting teachers and school psychologists in data-based decision making
  • Parent and teacher consultation


McMaster, K.L., Han, I., Coolong-Chaffin, M. & Fuchs, D. (2013). Promoting teachers' use of scientifically-based instruction: A Comparison of university vs. school-based support. Elementary School Journal, 113 (3).

Burns, M. K., & Coolong-Chaffin, M. (2011). The Effect of Response-to-Interventionon school psychology. The Florida School Psychologist, 38 1, 32-33.

McComas, J.J., Wagner, D., Coolong-Chaffin, M., Holton, E., McDonnell, M. & Monn, E. (2009). Prescriptive Analysis: Further Individualization of Hypothesis Testing in Brief Experimental Analysis of Reading Fluency. Journal of Behavioral Evaluation, 18, 56-70.

Christ, T.J., & Coolong-Chaffin, M. (2007). Interpretations of Curriculum-Based Measurement Outcomes: Standard Error and Confidence Intervals. School Psychology Forum, 1,75- 86.

Reschly, A.L., Coolong-Chaffin, M., Christenson, S.L., & Gutkin. T. (2007). Contextual Influences and Response to Intervention: Critical issues and strategies. In S.R. Jimerson, M.K. Burns, & A.M. VanDerHeyden (Eds.). The Handbook of Response to Intervention: The science and practice of assessment and intervention (pp. 148-160). Springer Publications.

Burns, M. K., & Coolong-Chaffin, M. (2006). Response-to-intervention Role for and effect on school psychology. School Psychology Forum, 1, 1-13.