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School Psychology

Meet the Faculty

Steven Luz-Alterman Steven Luz-Alterman
Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of School Psychology Program
Steven Luz-Alterman received his doctoral degree in clinical/school psychology from Adelphi University in 1985. He is currently co-director of the School Psychology program in the Department of Education. His teaching interests focus upon initial interviewing and basic clinical skills, school based mental health, cognitive behavioral interventions in school-based practice, and family-school partnering.
Silas Pinto Silas Pinto
Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of School Psychology Program
Silas earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in School Psychology, where he studied the trans-generational transmission of parental values and discipline methods. In addition to being a full time faculty in School Psychology, Silas is the programs director of New Wave Martial Arts and Fitness and the Artistic Director of the Pangaea Arts Center of Rhode Island, teaching the martial arts to children and adults, composing Cape Verdean music, and teaching Cape Verdean language classes. At Tufts, he teaches courses in Education Law and Professional Ethics in School Psychology, Biological Bases of Behavior and Learning, Methods of School-Based Research, and Social Justice in Schools.
Laura Rogers Laura Rogers
Senior Lecturer
Laura Rogers, Ed.D., Co-Director of the School Psychology Program earned her doctorate in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a licensed psychologist, she has practiced in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, prisons, and in the community both in Massachusetts and in Nepal. She served as Director of Student Services and School Psychologist for the F.W. Parker Charter Essential School, which she helped to found. Laura teaches courses in special education and assessment, and she supervises field-based seminars.
Erin Seaton Erin Seaton
Erin Seaton is a graduate of Earlham College and earned an Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she studied rural adolescents' narratives of identity and development. Erin teaches courses in human development and learning and has experience as a teacher and social worker.
Noelle Roop Noelle Roop
Noelle is a graduate of Regis College, with an Ed.M. from University of Massachusetts Amherst and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Northeastern University. Noelle currently teaches courses on assessment and consultation.