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Professor of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara

Shane Jimersonis a Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Jimerson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and recognized by The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress as a Board Certified Expert and Diplomat, and is included in their international registry of Experts in Traumatic Stress with specialization in working with children, families, and schools.

Dr. Jimerson is currently the Editor of School Psychology Review (2020-2024), the Senior Editor for International Science for the School Psychology journal (2017-2020), recent President of the Society for the Study of School Psychology (2019-2021), and was recently President of the International School Psychology Association (2013-2019), and was recently President of Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (2011-2013) and was recently Editor of the School Psychology Quarterly journal (2012-2016).

His international professional and scholarly activities aim to advance and promote science, practice, and policy relevant to education and school psychology, in an effort to benefit children, families, and communities across the country and throughout the world.

During the past few years, Dr. Jimerson has received numerous honors, including; an Award of Excellence for Distinguished Contributions to School Crisis Management from the National Association of School Psychologists, the Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 52 (International Psychology), Outstanding Early Career Scholar Awards from both the American Education Research Association and the American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology), and the Tom Oakland Distinguished Mid-Career Scholar Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology).


  • 1997–2021
    Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara


Fellow of APA, Chartered Psychologist BPS, Nationally Certified School Psychologist NASP