Faculty and Staff
Lynn M. O'Connell
Assoc Prof, School Psychology
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center 408
Department: Counseling & School Psychology  
Phone: 607.871.2750  
BS: Elementary Education
State Univeresity of New York at Plattsburgh, 1998

MA, CAS, PsyD: School Psychology
Alfred University, 2002

Areas of Concentration
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT); Equine-assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT); Response-to-Intervention (RTI); Early Literacy & Numeracy Development; Preschool Evaluation; School Psychology

Professional Affiliations
NYS Licensed Psychologist; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; NYS School Psychologist & PK-6 Regular Education Teacher (Expired); Therapy Dog International (TDI) handler

Selected Publications
US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Combined Priority for Personnel Preparation Grant. Training School Psychologists to Implement Response to Intervention in Schools. Grant #H325K07030. Project Director & Principal Investigator. Amount Awarded = $665,064.

O’Connell, L. M., Atlas, J. G., Saunders, A., & Philbrick, R. (2010). Perceptions of rural school staff regarding sexual minority students. Journal of LGBT Youth, 7(4), 293-309.

O’Connell, L. M. (2008). Systematic and organizational obstacles in the ‘Tale of the Reading Coach:’ A commentary. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 18(2), 156-166.

O’Connell, L. M. & Furgiuele, M. (2008). Evidence-based interventions: A primer on the key concepts. New York School Psychologist, 26(3), 7 & 28-29.

Professional Memberships
American Psychological Association; National Association of School Psychologists; New York Association of School Psychologists; Phi Kappa Phi

Faculty Service
School Psychology Internship Coordinator