Research Team

On this page you can see information about current and past members of my research team

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Elizabeth Snyder, MA, is a sixth year PhD student in school psychology with a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in Spanish from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the use of best practices with English Language Learners, such as the effectiveness of various reading interventions. Currently, she is investigating the inclusion of English Language Learners in a Response to Intervention model.

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Amy Nasamran, MA, is a sixth year PhD student in school psychology with a BA in psychology from UCLA. Her research interests involve students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how their social skills relate to their academic achievement.

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Marianne Clinton, MA, is a fifth year PhD student in school psychology. Her research interests include parent engagement in the special education system and issues affecting students from low-income backgrounds. Outside of school, she likes to explore new cities, go camping, and play with her parents’ dog when she gets back to New Jersey.

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Heather Schmitt, MA, is a fifth year PhD student in school psychology with a B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research interests include the role of self-determination and academic supports in the transition to post-secondary education for students with learning disabilities, as well as the use of educational apps to support student learning.

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Courtney Chamberlain, MA, is a fourth year doctoral student with a B.S. in Psychology from Central Michigan University. Her current research interests include inclusion of and accommodation use by students with disabilities during testing.

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James Los, MA, is a fourth year doctoral student on Dr. Witmer’s research team who earned a B.S. in Psychology from Calvin College. His research interests include academic outcomes for students with disabilities, educational placement decisions, and autism

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Jessica McKindles is a first year doctoral student who earned a B.A. in Psychology from Albion College. Her research interests include students with learning disabilities, accommodations and assessments.

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Former team members:

Jill Fortain (graduated 2015), School Psychologist at Waverly Public Schools

Kristen Girard (graduated 2014), Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Grand Valley State University

Sara Stebbe Rowe (graduated 2013), School Psychologist at Rochester Community Schools

Nathan von der Embse (graduated 2012), Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Temple University

Teresa Clark (graduated 2011), Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Marshall University Graduate College

Larissa Morlock (graduated 2011), Integrated Center for Child Development, Massachusetts

Emily Sportsman Schultz (graduated 2011), School Psychologist for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Sara Lewandowski (graduated 2011), School Psychologist for Shiawassee Regional Education District

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