Diane Smallwood, PsyD, NCSP, Professor, Director of Professional Education in School
Psychology, Director of Educational Specialist Degree Program
Dr. Smallwood joined the core faculty for the school psychology programs at PCOM in
March of 2004, after working in public schools as a school psychologist for over 25
years. Dr. Smallwood completed her doctorate in school psychology at Rutgers University
(Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology), and earned a master's degree
and certification in school psychology at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).
In addition to school-based work experience, Dr. Smallwood was an adjunct faculty
member at Rider University from 1989 through 2004, and she has also taught graduate
courses in school psychology at Rutgers University and Lehigh University. Dr. Smallwood
has coauthored articles on behavioral consultation, peer assisted learning and parent
involvement, and is the editor of Attention Disorders in Children: Resources for School Psychologists, published by the National Association of School Psychologists in 1997.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Smallwood has been involved in leadership activities at
both the state and national levels. She is a former president of the National Association
of School Psychologists (NASP), and has served on numerous committees and work groups
within NASP. At the state level, Dr. Smallwood has been an active member of the Executive
Board for the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists, serving as president,
secretary, regional delegate, chairperson of the Children's Services Committee, and
Dr. Smallwood's professional interests include school crisis prevention, intervention
and response; social-emotional learning; classroom resiliency; and translating research
National Association of School Psychologists:
Program Manager for Information Services, 1999-2001
Program Chair for 1999 National Convention, 1998-99
Northeast Regional Director, 1996-98
Strategic Resources Committee, 1994-97
Publications Board, 1993-97
NJ State Delegate, 1992-96
New Jersey Association of School Psychologists:
Newsletter Editor, 1991-95
Regional Delegate, 1985-86
Forman, S., Smallwood, D.L., & Nagel, R. (In press). Commentary on translating research to practice. Psychology in the Schools.
Smallwood, D.L. (Ed.) (1997). Attention disorders in children: Resources for school
psychologists. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Smallwood, D.L., Hawryluk, M.K., & Pierson, E. (1990). Promoting parent involvement
in schools to serve at-risk students. In L.J. Kruger, Promoting success with at-risk students: Emerging perspectives and practical approaches. New York: The Haworth Press.
Hawryluk, M.K., & Smallwood, D.L. (1988). Using peers as instructional agents: Peer
tutoring and cooperative learning. In J. L. Graden, J.E. Zins, & M.J. Curtis (Eds.),Alternative educational delivery systems: Enhancing instructional options for all
students. Washington, D.C.: National Association of School Psychologists.
Hawryluk, M.K., & Smallwood, D.L. (1986). Assessing and addressing consultee variables
in school-based behavioral consultation. School Psychology Review, 15, 519-528.
Honors and Awards
NASP Presidential Award, in recognition of ongoing contributions to the National Association
of School Psychologists, April, 2004 and April, 1996.
Education Institute, Rowan University; Dedication of Ninth Annual Symposium for School
Counselors and Psychologists, in recognition of commitment to the field of school
psychology and dedication to the well-being of children and families, October 31,
Service to School Psychology Award, New Jersey Association of School Psychologists,
NASP Appreciation Award, in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the National
Association of School Psychologists, March 25, 1995.
Winifred Starbuck Scott Award for outstanding dissertation in school psychology, presented
by the New Jersey Psychological Trust, May, 1986.
1010 WINS Radio, October 2000---interview on working parents.
Child Magazine, April 2002---article on Your Child?s IQ.
Better Homes and Gardens, November, 2002---article on children and stress.
Parents Magazine, December, 2002---article on children who do not want to go to school.
Wall Street Journal, March, 2003---article on children and war.
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 26, 2003---article on children and war (school field trips).
Dallas Morning News, June 1, 2003---article on school discipline.
Child Magazine, September 2003---article on playground bullying.
Newsweek, September 2003---background interview for article on emotional disorders in children
Washington Post, October 2003---article on coping with disruptive behavior in the classroom.
Time Magazine, October 2003---background interview for article on childhood emotional disorders.