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Sawyer Hunley, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Health & Sport Science; Associate Professor, School Psychology

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services, Health and Sport Science


Email: Sawyer Hunley, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3316
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 629K
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • Ed.S. in School Psychology, Miami University
  • M.S. in School Psychology, Miami University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, Miami University

Courses Taught

  • EDC 510 Consultation in the Schools
  • EDC 511 School Psychology Practicum: Consultation
  • EDC 514 Academic Assessment for Intervention
  • EDC 515 School Psychology Practicum: Academic AFI
  • EDC 517 School Psychology Practicum: Shadowing
  • EDC 537 Statistics
  • EDC 539 Administration & Organization of Pupil Personnel Services
  • EDC 541 Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • EDC 572 Role & Function of the School Psychologist
  • EDC 573 Orientation to the School Process
  • EDC 613 Culminating Seminar
  • EDC 800 Thesis

Professional Activities

  • National Association of School Psychologists, Research Committee
  • Expert Contact, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Invited participant in development of the Center for Child Health Statistics, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Standards Revision Drafting Committee, National Association of School Psychologists
  • School Psychology Program Advisory Committee, University of Cincinnati
  • School-based Child Health Intervention Advisory Group, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
  • Commissioner’s Steering Committee for Drop-out Prevention, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Chair, Committee on Supervision, Accountability, and Evaluation, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Certification Board, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Integrated Resources in School Initiative, Kentucky State Interagency Counsel
  • Program Review Board, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Program Folio Reviewer, National Association of School Psychologists
  • Organizer, Intervention Assistance Team Conference, Hamilton City Schools

Research Interests

  • School psychology
  • Systems change
  • Consultation
  • Technology in education assessment and intervention

Selected Publications

  • Hunley, S. & McNamara, K. M. (2010). Tier Three of the Response to Intervention Model: Problem Solving Through a Case Study Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Hunley, S. A., & Schaller, M. (March/April, 2009). Assessment: The Key to Creating Spaces that Promote Learning. EDUCAUSE Review, 44(2):26-34.
  • Webb, K. M., Schaller, M. A., & Hunley, S. A. (2008). Measuring library space use and preferences: Charting a path toward increased engagement. Portal: Libraries and the Academy. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins Press, 8(4):407-422.
  • Hunley, S. A. (2008). Best Practices for Preparing Learning Space to Increase Engagement. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology V. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Hunley, S. A., & Schaller, M. (2006). Assessing Learning Spaces. In Learning Spaces (Diana Oblinger, Ed.). Educause online book.
  • Curtis, M.J., Hunley, S.A., Grier, E.C. (2004). The status of school psychology: Implications of a major personnel shortage. Psychology in the Schools.
  • Curtis, M.J., Chesno Grier, J.E., & Hunley, S.A. (2004). The changing face of school psychology: Trends in data and projections for the future. School Psychology Review, 33(1):49-66.
  • Curtis, M.J., Hunley, S.A., & Chesno Grier, J.E. (2002). Relationships among the professional practices and demographic characteristics of school psychologists. School Psychology Review, 31(1):30-42.