Department of School Psychology
Department Chair and Director of MS Program in School Psychology and ABA Certificate Programs
Associate Professor

Jessica Glass Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D


Office: 215-871-6633
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Dr. Jessica Glass Kendorski is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, and maintains certifications as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and School Psychologist nationally (NCSP) and in New Jersey. She is faculty advisor for PSI CHI, the national honor society in psychology.

She actively works with school districts to improve systems for all students through the reform of school and district-wide academic and behavioral policies and practices. Dr. Kendorski has led the development of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at PCOM as well as the approval of these programs by the Behavioral Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Prior to her current position at PCOM, she was a Senior Educational Consultant at the May Institute, where she partnered with, and supported local school districts in the implementation of school and district wide Positive Behavior Support Initiatives. Additionally, she worked at the Linden’s Neurobehavioral Stabilization Program, a residential program specializing in treating children with autism and other developmental disabilities to overcome severe behavioral challenges. She also completed extensive neuropsychology training at Bancroft, where she currently serves as a member of the Rehabilitation Services Board of Trustees. Dr. Kendorski is a regular contributor and member of the Philadelphia Inquirer Health Advisory Panel on An appreciative mom of two, she is passionate about child advocacy, education, and positive parenting practices.


Areas of Professional Interest

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Learning and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Positive Parenting Practices
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • School Systems and Practices
  • Home and School Collaboration

Editorial Service

  • Reviewer, Journal of the Trainers of School Psychologists
  • Reviewer, Routledge: Taylor & Francis
  • Reviewer, Psychology In Schools

  • Education

    Dr. Kendorski received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Temple University.

  • Courses

    • ABA 525: Behavior Change and Systems Support
    • SPSY 551: Practicum in Functional Assessment
    • SPSY 526: Single Case Experimental Design
  • Research

    Dr. Kendorski's primary research interest and expertise focus on supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral development of all children as well as those diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders in the home and school settings.

    She is also the co-founder and primary investigator of Bio Behavioral Science and Learning, a joint lab collaboration with the bio-medical science department with a focus on teaching the application of learning and behavioral principles as well as translational research across disciplines.

  • Publications and Presentations

    Kendorski, J.G., & Fisher, A.G. (2018) Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders. Child Clinical Psychology Nuts and Bolts for Practice. New York: Momentum Press.

    Tresco, K.E & Kendorski, JG (2017). Token Economy. Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Rosenfield, B.& Kendorski J.G. (2017). Operant Conditioning. Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Kendorski, JG. & Allen, S.L. (2017). Neurodevelopmental Hypothesis. Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Kendorski, J.G. (2017). Fostering treatment adherence in pediatric behavioral health. Family Medicine Seminar, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hershey PA. Category 1A CME credits available.

    Shemanski, K. Kendorski, J.G, Burks, V.S. and Tresco, K.E (2017). Watch your Language. Does Jargon Matter? Poster presentation accepted to the 2017 annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, Texas.

    Kendorski, J.G., Lannie, A.L., & Tresco, K.E. Positive approaches to behavior change in school settings? In David Festinger (chair), Carrots taste better than sticks: Positive reinforcement for behavior change (2017). Symposium accepted to the 2017 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

    Lannie, A. L., Kendorski, J. G. & Tresco, K. E. (2017). Monitoring fidelity at Tier 1: Utilization of self-management techniques. Paper accepted to the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, Denver, CO

    Perrin, F.A., Progar, P.R., Kendorski, J.G. (manuscript in preparation) A Behavioral Economic Perspective of Preference Assessments.

    Kendorski, J.G., Allen, S.L.(2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Implications for PCOM Family Medicine Spring Review (2014)

    Kendorski, J.G. (October, 2014).Effective Classroom-Wide Discipline and Instructional Strategies. Invited Training, Ewing School District, New Jersey.

    Kendorski J.G. (March 2013) Designing Systems to Promote Treatment Integrity. Invited Training, Melmark Expert Speaker Series, Berwyn, PA.

    Allen, S.L., Kendorski, J.G. (May, 2013). Classroom Strategies for Students with Brain Injury. Annual Conference for the Brain Injury Alliance, New Jersey, Eatontown, NJ.

    Hale, J.B., Metro, N., Kendorski, J.G., Hain, L.A., Whitaker, J., & Moldovan, J. (2009). Facilitating school reintegration for children with Traumatic Brain Injury. In A. Dvis (ed.), Handbook for Pediatric neuropsychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

    Landgraf, J.A., Kendorski, J. (March, 2009). Praise Patrol: Using An Individual Student’s Needs To Drive A Class-Wide Intervention. Annual Convention of the Association for Positive Behavior Support, Jacksonville, FL.

    Feinberg, A., Kendorski, J. (February, 2009). Assessing Fidelity of Implementation When Developing a Response to Intervention Model. Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

    Hain, L.A., Hale, J.B., Kendorski, J.G. (2008). The enigmatic population of specific learning disabilities: Comorbidty of psychopathology in cognitive and academic subtypes. In S.G. Feifer & G. Rattan (Eds.) Emotional Disorders: A Neuropsychological, Psychopharmacological, and Educational Perspective. Middleton, MD: School Neuropsych Press.

    Glass, J.A. (2004, March) Bullying Preventions and Interventions: What Works. In I. Hyman (Chair), School Bullying: Theory, Research, Assessment and Interventions. Symposium conducted at the Temple School Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    Glass, J.A. (2003, June). Theoretical Perspectives of School Bullying: A Review of Empirical and Clinical Support. In I. Hyman (Chair), School Bullying: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Intervention. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Glass, J.A.; Perrin, F.A., Haas, D., Progar, P. R., Spiga, R., Page, T.J., Worsdell, A. S. (2004,June). Demand Effects on Preference in Human Free Operant Responding. Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Memberships

    National Societies:
    Div. 16, American Psychological Association
    PSI CHI, International Honor Society of Psychology
    Trainers of School Psychologists
    National Association of School Psychologists

    Local Societies:
    New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Professional Development Committee
    The Pennsylvania Association of Behavior Analysis

    Board of Trustees Member, Bancroft Rehabilitation Services
    Institutional Review Board Member, Bancroft