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About Stacy-Ann A. January

Dr. Stacy-Ann A. January is an Associate Professor in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida. She is also Associate Director of the Institute for School-Community Partnerships, Integrated Services, and Child Mental Health and Educational Policy, which is a nationally recognized research and technical assistance center at USF. The Institute’s mission is to partner with families, communities, and schools to:
·       Advance innovative participatory research, services, and program evaluation;
·       Provide training and technical assistance;
·       Develop research- and evidence-based documents, tools, and resources; and
·       Support implementation and evaluation of federal and state educational policy
Dr. January’s program of research is grounded within an ecological problem-solving framework. She has expertise in academic interventions and decision making in schools within the context of a multitiered system of supports, family-school-community collaboration and family support, and community-centered and whole-child approaches to promoting access, opportunities, and outcomes for children, families, and communities. Dr. January serves as PI or Co-PI on several grants related to these areas of interest that total over $13 million. Her scholarship has produced over 40 articles, book chapters, and reports as well as numerous presentations and professional articles. Dr. January received the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association in recognition of her scholarship’s contribution to the field of school psychology.


Present Associate Professor, University of South Florida College of Education

Research Interests


2022 - 2023 Understanding Elementary Schools’ Use of Equity-Centered Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports for Academics. Funding Source
University of South Florida Office of Research & Innovation
Role: PI
2019 - 2022 arental Involvement in Education: Comparing Academic Outcomes for High School Students in the General Population and those At-risk for Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education
Role: Consultant
2017 - 2019 A Comparison of Two Reading Interventions and Initial Evaluation of a Caregiver-Delivered Reading Intervention with ELL Students
Society for the Study of School Psychology
Role: Co-PI
2017 - 2018 Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Improving Dyslexia Identification and Reading Outcomes in South Carolina Schools: Development and Validation of the Carolina Automated Reading Assessment
University of South Carolina, Office of the Vice President for Research
Role: Co-PI
2017 - 2018 Understanding and Promoting Parent Engagement in South Carolina
Center for Educational Partnerships, University of South Carolina
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2021 - Present Research Chair, Florida Association of School Psychologists
2020 - Present Orientation Coordinator, School Psychology Program, College of Education, University of South Florida
2019 - Present Faculty Advisor, School Psychology Program, College of Education, University of South Florida
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Honors and Awards

  • Lightner Witmer Award, American Psychological Association, Division 16, 2021
  • Editorial Appreciation Award (Outstanding Associate Editor), School Psychology Review, 2020
  • Fellow, Texas Center for Health Disparities, Steps Toward Academic Research Program, 2017-18
  • Early Career Achievement Award, American Psychological Association, 2017
  • Owen Scott Scholars Award, University of Georgia, 2013-14
  • Cigna Scholar, University of Richmond, 2002-06


2014 - 2016 Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
2013 - 2014 Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
2014 Ph.D., University of Georgia
2011 M.A., University of Georgia
2006 B.A., University of Richmond

Contact Information

Phone: (813) 974-1080


Articles (34)