Sofia Pham, PhD, NCSP | Department of School Psychology
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Pham is a licensed psychologist in New York and a certified school psychologist in New York and Pennsylvania. She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).  Dr. Pham earned her BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MEd and PhD in school psychology from Temple University. She completed a child/pediatric psychology post-doctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities and behavioral interventions at the Westchester Institute for Human Development.

Dr. Pham’s expertise is in advanced quantitative research methods and psychometrics. She is interested in addressing educational disparities through improving cross-cultural assessment, consultation, and interventions in schools with data-driven decision-making processes. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, presented at national and international conferences, and led many school-wide trainings on these topics.

Dr. Pham also has extensive assessment, consultation, and counseling experience in schools. Prior to joining PCOM, Dr. Pham practiced as a school psychologist in New York City. She served as a regional school psychologist for KIPP: NYC, and later as the district representative for the New York City Department of Education’s Committee on Special Education. In addition to providing direct services to students, she has collaborated with more than 25 different New York City schools to help create, implement, and monitor Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with learning and developmental disabilities.


2013 - 2016
Temple University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in School Psychology

2012 - 2013
Temple University
Master of Education (MEd) in School Psychology

2008 - 2011
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology – Magna Cum Laude
Major: Psychology; Minor: Cognitive Science