Susan Davies

Assistant Professor, School Psychology
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services

  • Location: Chaminade Hall, Room 301A
  • Phone: 937-229-3652
  • Email: Contact

Courses Taught

  • EDC 517 Shadowing Practicum
  • EDC 538 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • EDC 542 Crisis Intervention and Prevention in Educational Settings
  • EDC 571 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • EDC 572 Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  • EDC 573 Orientation to Educational Processes
  • EDC 710, 711, 712 Internship


  • Ed.D., School Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Ed.S., School Psychology, Miami University
  • M.S., School Psychology, Miami University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Activities

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Ohio School Psychologists Association
  • Trainers of School Psychologists
  • Inter-University Council
  • Southwestern School Psychologists Association

Service Activities

  • School psychology program director (January 2011-present)
  • School psychology internship coordinator (August 2010-present)
  • Developed cultural immersion program in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Summer 2011)
  • Faculty advisor for School Psychologists at University of Dayton (SPUD) graduate student organization (Fall 2006- present)
  • Founder and Coordinator, Traumatic Brain Injury Interest Group, NASP
  • Board Member, Brain Injury Association of Ohio
  • Member, Statewide Traumatic Brain Injury Education Network
  • Portfolio reviewer for Nationally Certified School Psychologist candidates

Research Interests

  • Increasing educator awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI) incidence
  • Studying the efficacy of specific interventions for traumatic brain injuries
  • Developing model service plans for students with traumatic brain injuries
  • Developing and evaluating cultural immersion experiences

Selected Publications

Forthcoming books and chapters

  • Jantz, P., Davies, S. C., & Bigler, E. Working with TBI in Schools: Transition, Assessment, and Intervention. Routledge Publishing.
  • Davies, S. C.  Best practices in working with children with traumatic brain injury. In Best Practices in School Psychology VI. Thomas, A. and Harrison, P (Eds.). National Association of School Psychologists. Bethesda, MD.

Refereed journal articles

  • Davies, S. C., Russo, C. & Osborne, A. G. (2012).  Concussions and student sports: A “silent epidemic.” Education Law into Practice, special section of the Education Law Reporter. 
  • Miller, C., S.C. Davies, & S. Hunley. (In press). Predicting high stakes test performance. Research in Middle Level Education Online.
  • Kraemer, L., S.C. Davies, K.J. Arndt, & S.A. Hunley. (2012). A comparison of the mystery motivator and the Get 'Em on Task interventions for off-task behaviors. Psychology in the Schools, 49:163-175.
  • Ayers, J., & S.C. Davies. (2011). Adolescent dating and intimate relationship violence: Issues and implications for school psychologists. School Psychology Forum, 5(1):1-12.
  • Davies, S.C., K. Jones, & M.A. Rafoth. (2010). Effects of a self-monitoring intervention on children with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 26:308-326.
  • Gfroerer, S. D., J.Q. Morrison, & S.A. Hunley. (2008). Training school psychology graduate students to address regional shortages: A distance learning model. Trainers’ Forum, 28:5-18.
  • Gfroerer, S. D., S. Wade, & M. Wu. (2008). Parent perceptions of school-based services for children with traumatic brain injuries. Brain Injury, 22:649-656.
  • Davies, S., & R. Witte. (2000). Self-management and peer-monitoring within a group contingency to decrease uncontrolled verbalizations. Psychology in the Schools, 37:135-147.

Invited book reviews

  • Gfroerer, S.D. (2009). Book review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges. NASP Communique, 37(8).
  • Gfroerer, S. D. (2009). Book review of Handbook of Multicultural Assessment (3rd ed.). Education and Urban Society, 41(3):410-413.

Professional organization newspapers

  • Davies, S. C. & Peltz, L. (in press, Fall 2012). At-Risk Students in After School Programs: Outcomes and Recommendations. Principal Leadership. View journal >>
  • Davies, S. C. & La Riche, Autumn (Winter 2012). Cultural immersion experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Ohio School Psychologist, 57, 14-17. View journal >>
  • Davies, S. C. & Jensen, M. (2011).  Cultural immersion experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The Scoop Newsletter, (published by Southwestern Ohio School Psychologists Association), 2-5.
  • Davies, S.C. (March 2011). Concussions: Mild traumatic brain injuries that can occur on and off the field. Principal Leadership, 12-16.
  • Davies, S.C. (2011). Concussion awareness: Getting school psychologists into the game. NASP Communique, 39(7).
  • Davies, S.C. (2011). Concussions: Mild traumatic brain injuries that can occur on and off the field. Principal Leadership, 12-16.
  • Doran-Myers, D., & S.D. Gfroerer. (2010). School-based services for traumatized refugee children. NASP Communique Online Exclusive, 39(5).
  • Gfroerer, S.D. (2010). Traumatic brain injury: Transition and intervention. Southwestern Ohio School Psychologists Association Newsletter, 2-4.
  • Walk, A., & S.C. Davies. (2010). Munchausen syndrome by proxy: Identification and intervention. NASP Communique, 39(4).
  • Doran-Myers, D., & S.D. Gfroerer. (2009). School-based services for traumatized refugee children. The Ohio School Psychologist, 55(2).
  • Parkins, J., & S.D. Gfroerer. (2009). Chronic pain: The impact on academic, social, and emotional functioning. NASP Communique, 37(9).
  • Gfroerer, S. D. (2007). Part-time work as a school psychologist. The Ohio School Psychologist, 53(1):10-11.
  • Davies, S. (2000). New school assignment? Tips for a positive start. NASP Communique.