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Sandra M. Chafouleas

Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

Sandra M. Chafouleas is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Neag Endowed Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology within the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She is a CT licensed psychologist, and teaches primarily in the school psychology program. She also serves as the founder and Co-Director of the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH:

Her work is focused on supporting school system implementation of evidence-informed practices, with expertise in areas of integrated health and learning (whole child), emotional well-being, school mental health, and social-emotional-behavioral assessment. She regularly serves as a national presenter and invited speaker, has authored over 200 publications, and is co-creator of a freely accessible educational toolkit called Feel Your Best Self TM ( She is a fellow in both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science.

She 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 supporting the needs of children with behavior disorders.

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  • 2000–present
    Professor, University of Connecticut


Marth Graduate Mentorship Award, UConn AAUP (2018); Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity Award, UConn Alumni Foundation (2018); Oakland Mid-Career Scholarship Award, Division 16 of the American Psychological Association (2016); Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching, UConn Alumni Association (2009)