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Stephen Truscott

Professor    Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology Ph.D. Program. Associate Faculty Member, GaLEND Program at the Center for Leadership in Disability    

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.), University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York, 1998.
Master of Arts in School Psychology, Alfred University. Alfred, New York. 1984
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1977


School-based consultation, professional development for educators, school psychology professional issues, interprofessional leadership education


Stephen Truscott is a professor in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Counseling and Psychological Services. He has been a school psychologist since 1984 and practiced in New York state before entering academia. He completed his Psy.D. at the University at Albany in 1998 and taught at Alfred University and the University at Buffalo, SUNY before joining the Georgia State University faculty in 2005.

Truscott was editor of the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. His research interests focus on improving schools and school psychology practices; particularly in respect to how school psychologists can support teachers and best serve children in need.

He was awarded the 2004 Article of the Year by School Psychology Quarterly/APA Division16. In 2013, Proctor and Truscott’s (2012) “Reasons for African American student attrition from school psychology programs” was recognized as a finalist for the Journal of School Psychology Article of the Year. In 2013, he was one of fifty-four researchers identified in McIntosh et al. (2013) “Scientific research in school psychology: Leading researchers weigh in on its past, present, and future” that appeared in the Journal of School Psychology.

In 2006, Truscott was identified as one of the top 50 research contributors in school psychology. In 2008, he was elected to membership in the Society for the Study of School Psychology. In 2002, Truscott was recognized with the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award. He has also provided consultation and program review services to 24 school districts.


Truscott, S. D., Lopez, E., Fish, M., and Margolis, H. (2015). The Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation: A Quarter Century of Contribution, A Future of Challenge and Optimism. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. 25, 1–14.

Truscott, S. D., Proctor, S.L., Albritton, K., Matthews, Y., and Daniel, K. (2014) “African American school psychologists’ perceptions of the opportunities and challenges of practicing in southeastern United States’ schools.” Invited article in special issue on diversity/ethnic issues in school psychology. Psychology in the Schools, 51(4), 366-383.

Proctor, S. L., and Truscott, S. D. (2012). “Reasons for African American student attrition from school psychology programs.” Journal of School Psychology, 50, 655-679. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2012.06.002 (note: Article of the Year Finalist)

Truscott, S. D., Kreskey, D., Bolling, M., Psimas, L., Graybill, E., Albritton, K., and Schwartz, A. (2012). “Creating consultee change: A theory-based approach to learning and behavioral change processes in school-based consultation.” Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 64(1), 63-82. doi:10.1037/a0027997

Truscott, D. M., and Truscott, S. D. (2005). “Differing circumstances, shared challenges: Finding common ground between urban and rural schools.” Phi Delta Kappan, 87, 123-130