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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.
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, 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 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 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.
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