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Ashley Mayworm, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School Psychology program at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Mayworm earned her PhD in Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology from the University of California-Santa Barbara. She then completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in the School Mental Health track of the VAMHCS/University of Maryland-Baltimore Psychology Consortium and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for School Mental Health within the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Mayworm’s scholarly work focuses on understanding how schools can better engage students that are at-risk for emotional, mental, and behavioral health difficulties. She is particularly interested in understanding how school factors can inhibit or promote the success and well-being of students at-risk for delinquency and involvement with the juvenile justice system. She has conducted both quantitative and qualitative research in three primary areas: (a) identifying school-related risk and protective factors for youth delinquency and gang involvement; (b) understanding how school discipline and climate are related to student outcomes and disproportionality; and (c) designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based mental health prevention and intervention programs in schools.
Dr. Mayworm strives to incorporate principals of social justice into her research and teaching. She hopes students who take her courses and/or collaborate with her on research feel empowered to be agents of positive social change in the schools and communities where they work and live.
- Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
- B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
- School Psychology
- School-based mental health
- School discipline and climate
- Youth delinquency
- The school-to-prison pipeline
- Program evaluation
Professional & Community Affiliations
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
- ABCT Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group
- International School Psychology Association (ISPA)
- CPSY 423 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Michael Goodman Memorial Research Award, California Association of School Psychologists (2013)
- Donald Atkinson Diversity Enhancement Fellowship, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB (2013)
- Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship, California Association of School Psychologists (2012)
- Lenzi, M., Sharkey, J.D., Furlong, M. J., Mayworm, A.M., Hunnicutt, K.W., & Vieno, A. (in press). School sense of community, teacher support, and students’ school safety perceptions. American Journal of Community Psychology.
- Lever, N., Mathis, E., & Mayworm, A.M. (2017). School mental health is not just for students: Why teacher and school staff wellness matters. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 17, 6 – 12.
- Mayworm, A.M., Sharkey, J.D., Hunnicutt, K.L., & Schiedel, K.C. (2016). Teacher consultation to enhance implementation of school-based restorative justice. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 26, 385 – 412. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2016.1196364
- Quirk, M., Mayworm, A.M., Edyburn, K., & Furlong, M. (2016). Dimensionality and measurement invariance of a school readiness screener by ethnicity and home language. Psychology in the Schools, 53, 772 – 784. doi: 10.1002/pits.21935
- Quirk, M., Mayworm, A.M., Furlong, M., Grimm, R., & Rebelez, J. (2015). Examining the dimensionality and measurement invariance of a school readiness screener by gender and parent education levels. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 3, 167 – 177. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2015.1053644
- Sharkey, J.D., Stifel, S.W.F, & Mayworm, A.M. (2015). How to help me get out of a gang: Youth recommendations to family, school, community, and law enforcement systems. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 4, 64 – 83.
- Lenzi, M., Sharkey, J.D., Vieno, A., Mayworm, A.M., Dougherty, D., & Nylund-Gibson, K. (2014). Adolescent gang involvement: The role of individual, family, peer, and school factors in a multilevel perspective. Aggressive Behavior, 41, 386 – 397. doi:10.1002/ab.21562
- Mayworm, A.M., Dowdy, E., Knights, K., & Rebelez, J. (2014). Assessment and treatment of selective mutism with English language learners. Contemporary School Psychology, 19, 193 – 204. doi:10.1007/s40688-014-0035-5
- Lenzi, M., Vieno, A., Sharkey, J.D., Mayworm, A.M., Sacchi, L., Pastore, M., & Santinello, M. (2014). How school can teach civic engagement besides civic education: The role of democratic school climate. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 251 – 261. doi:10.1007/s10464-014-9669-8
- Sharkey, J.D., Ruderman, M.A., Mayworm, A.M., Green, J.G., Furlong, M.J. (2014). Behavioral strengths and risks of bullied youth who accept versus deny the bullied victim label. School Psychology Quarterly, 30, 91 – 104. doi:10.1037/spq0000077
- Mayworm, A.M., & Sharkey, J.D. (2014). Ethical considerations in a three-tiered approach to school discipline policy and practice. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 693 – 704. doi:10.1002/pits.21782
- Mayworm, A.M., & Sharkey, J.D. (2013). The gender-specific mental health outcomes of a community-based delinquency intervention. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 3, 15 – 35.