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Dr. Lisa Kilanowski

Dr.  Lisa Kilanowski

Associate Professor of School Psychology

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Dr. Lisa Kilanowski is an associate professor of school psychology at Niagara University. She is also the school psychology program director. Dr. Kilanowski's primary research interests include response to intervention, reading disabilities, assessment and intervention in reading, math, and written expression, school reform and systems change, leadership in the profession of school psychology, and advanced integration of neuropsychological principles and RtI data in the assessment of learning disabilities in K-12 environments. Dr. Kilanowski has also dedicated considerable time to researching school psychologists facility in working with LGBQT adolescents, and increasing awareness of appropriate supports for such youth within the school ecology. Dr. Kilanowski routinely provides extensive district consultation, policy writing assistance, and professional development regarding the implementation of K-12 RtI models across New York state, in addition to presenting on the subject nationally. Since 2008, Dr. Kilanowski has trained thousands of school district and building leaders, school psychologists, and teachers via the provision of workshops dedicated to various aspects of RtI implementation. Similarly, Dr. Kilanowski has been pleased to present on a wealth of topics consistent with her research interests at national school psychology and education conferences. Service to the community is an important aspect of Dr. Kilanowski's professional identity. Dr. Kilanowski has served as a workshop provider for the Erie County Bar Association Committee for the Disabled, providing professional development to attorneys who work with individuals with disabilities, and routinely donates her time to other professional organizations dedicated to the advancement of individuals with disabilities. Over the course of the past six years, Dr. Kilanowski has enjoyed reviewing NASP publications (Handouts for Home and School), proposed convention presentations, and books, among other review experiences, and has authored several articles regarding school psychologists work with sexual minority youth, service to students with low incidence disabilities, and models of special education service delivery. She has served on several editorial review boards, including The Encyclopedia of Child Development and Behavior (Sam Goldstein and Jack Naglieri, Eds.), and has served as an outside reader for several dissertation defenses. Dr. Kilanowski has authored three chapters included in Sattler’s Assessment of Children, Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Foundations (Sixth Edition), as well as articles related to leadership in school psychology, which were published in conjunction with her colleague, Dr. Kristine Augustyniak. Dr. Kilanowski also serves on the Board of the New York Association of School Psychologists and is the President of the Trainers of School Psychologists, New York (TSP-NY).

Educational Background

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Education, School Psychology with a subspecialty in Neuropsychology and Learning Disabilities�
  • Niagara University, MS and CAS, School Psychology�
  • University at Buffalo, BA , Psychology