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Fenning, Pamela A.

Associate Dean for Research

Professor, Co-Program Chair for School Psychology
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  • 312.915.6803
  • Lewis Towers 1138, WTC
  • Education
    • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

    Dr. Fenning is a licensed clinical and psychologist (Illinois) and professor in the School Psychology Program at Loyola University Chicago.

    Specialty Area

    School Psychology

    Program Areas

    • School Psychology
    • School Discipline Certificate

    Courses Taught

    • CIEP 462 Ethics and Professional School Psychology
    • CIEP 546 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology
    • CIEP 544 Prevention, Assessment & Intervention: Advanced Clinical Skills

    Research Interests

    • Alternatives to suspension
    • Racial disroportionality in exclusionary discipline
    • Discipline policies and practices

    Professional & Community Affiliations

    • President, Trainers of School Psychologist (2019-2020)
    • Chair, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Professional Positions Committee
    • NASP Program Approval Board


    • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)


    • Kubek, J.B., Tindall-Biggins, C., Reed, K., Carr, L., & Fenning, P. (March, 2020). A Systematic Literature Review of School Reentry Practices Among Youth Impacted by Juvenile Justice. Child and Youth Services Review, Article 104773. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104773
    • Lexi V. St. John & Pamela Fenning (2020) Supporting the behavioral and mental health needs of military children, Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 64:2, 99-105, DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2019.1680945
    • Reed, K, Fenning, P., Johnson, M. & Mayworm, A. (2020). Promoting statewide discipline reform through professional development with administrators. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 64(2), 172-182, DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2020.1716674
    • Fenning, P.A. and Johnson, M.B. (2019). Making a systemic difference: Working with the changing system. Invited chapter in G.L. Gullo, K. Capatosto, & C. Staats. Implicit bias in schools: A practitioner’s guide. New York: Routledge
    • Coffee, G., Fenning, P., & Wells, T. (2015). Promoting sexual health of youth: Home, school and community collaboration. Routledge: New York.