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About Stacy-Ann A. January

Dr. Stacy-Ann A. January is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of South Florida. Her research is grounded within an ecological problem-solving framework and focuses on assessment and intervention within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Specifically, Dr. January is interested in promoting equity with data-informed decision making in schools, identifying evidence-based interventions that target children's academic skills, and understanding the contextual factors that promote student success. Dr. January leads the Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention Research (PAIR) lab at USF.


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


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