Dr. Carrie Jackson

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Carrie Rae Jackson

Assistant Professor

Psychological Sciences & Counseling



2023 marks my twenty-year career as a school psychologist, having graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in May of 2003. In 2005, I completed my training as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through Penn State University. In 2014, I earned a doctoral degree in school psychology (neuropsychology concentration) through Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Professionally, I gained years of invaluable experience working as a school psychologist with students with autism spectrum disorder and several other low incidence disabilities in the school setting. I began at YSU in the Fall of 2015 as a full-time, term faculty member in the school psychology program. In March of 2021, I interviewed for and was offered a position as a tenure-track faculty member. During my time at YSU, I have been given the opportunity to teach 11 graduate courses in the school psychology program, in addition to one undergraduate psychology course. I continue to work in private practice, completing school neuropsychology evaluations, in addition to contracting with several school districts in Western Pennsylvania to complete psychoeducational evaluations. Currently, I am working with the Rich Center for Autism to establish a Child Study Clinic with the goal of both training school psychology candidates in the assessment of students with autism and offering autism evaluations and professional development to the local community. In order to further my personal and professional growth, I will begin YSU's Educational Leadership program in the Fall of 2023.

Research Interests

Post-secondary transition; autism spectrum disorder; social justice; and training of school psychologists.

Teaching Interests

Educational assessment; psychometrics; behavior analysis; autism; neuropsychology; equity and inclusion.

  • Education
    • 2013

      EDD, School Psychology

      Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    • 2005

      Other, Applied Behavior Analysis

      Penn State University

    • 2003

      Other, School Psychology

      California University of Pennsylvania

    • 2001

      MS, School Psychology

      California University of Pennsylvania

    • 2000

      BS, Psychology

      California University of Pennsylvania

  • Awards and Honors
    • February 2022

      National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

      Faculty Sponsor Champion

      Recognition of faculty who have gone above and beyond in their role as a NASP Faculty Sponsor to support / advance their training program, university, community, and/or profession.

  • Past History
    • 2022

      Reynolds School District

      School Psychologist

    • 2021

      New Castle Area School District

      School Psychologist

    • 2020

      West Middlesex Area School District

      School Psychologist

    • 2015

      Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor / Probationary 2

    • 2014

      Reynolds School District

      School Psychologist

    • 2007

      Dr. Douglas Della Toffalo and Associates

      Private Evaluator

    • 2004

      Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

      School Psychologist

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2023

      "ASPP Diversity Committee Update"

      ASPP Insight, volume 44, issue 1, p. N/A

    • 2022

      "Leaning into Difficult Conversations Through a Social Justice Book Club"

      The Ohio Psychologist, volume 69, p. 7-9

    • 2022

      "Review of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills, 4th Edition"

      Buros Center for Testing

    • 2021

      "Perceptions of Poverty Across Three Disciplines at One Urban University"

      Journal of Poverty, volume 26, p. 1-11

    • 2021

      "Understanding the Role of School Psychologists Through a Personal Change Project."

      Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, volume 32, issue 3, p. 103-132

    • 2020

      "Review of the Supports Intensity Scale – Adult Version"

      Buros Center for Testing

    • 2019

      "Applying Leader Member Exchange Theory to the Education of English Language Learners"

      ASPP InSight, volume 40, issue 2, p. 11-14

    • 2018

      "ASPP Diversity Committee Update"

      ASPP Insight, volume 39, issue 2, p. 12

    • 2018

      "Presenters at NASP 2013-2016: Where Are the Practitioners?"

      School Psychology Forum, volume 12, issue 2, p. 54-65

    • 2017

      "The Effect of Educational Kinesiology Using Go Noodle® on Student’s Time on Task"

      The Ohio School Psychologist, volume 63, issue 1, p. 1, 5-10

  • Professional Service
    • 2020 - present

      National Association of School Psychologists Mentorship Program
      Bethesda, MD

    • 2019 - present

      Interaction with Industry
      Behavior Analyst Certification Board
      Littleton, Colorado

    • 2019 - 2020

      Committee Member
      Pennsylvania Equity Coalition
      (Virtual), Pennsylvania

    • 2018 - 2018

      National Association of School Psychologists Proposal Reviewer
      Bethesda, Maryland

    • 2016 - present

      Committee Chair
      Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP)
      State College, Pennsylvania

    • 2015 - present

      Committee Member
      Inter-University Council for Ohio School Psychology
      Columbus, Ohio

  • Public Service
    • 2019 - 2020

      YSU Penguin Ally Collective
      Youngstown, Ohio

    • 2019 - present

      Youngstown Association of Student School Psychologists
      Youngstown, Ohio