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Faculty Fellow

Susan Sheridan

Focus Areas
Community Engagement
Education & School Safety
Health & Behavioral Health

Dr. Susan Sheridan is Director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Families and Schools. She talks about collaborative research to help children succeed. Since 1994, Susan Sheridan has had federal grants (funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) geared toward the establishment of effective relationships and partnerships for children and youth. She is particularly interested in relationships between parents and teachers, and identifying meaningful ways to establish home–school partnerships.

Dr. Sheridan is the past editor of School Psychology Review, the research journal of the National Association of School Psychologists, and past-president of the Society of the Study of School Psychology.

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1989

Publications

Iruka, I., Dekraai, M., Walther, J. C., Sheridan, S., & Abdel-Monem, T. (in press). Examining how rural ecological contexts influence children’s early learning opportunities. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
Sheridan, S. M., DiLillo, D., Hansen, D. J., DeKraai, M., Koenig-Kellas, J., Swearer, S. M., & Wheeler, L. A. (2016). Enhancing lives via interdisciplinary translational science (EnLITS): A circumplex model for the social-behavioral-educational fields (CYFS Working Paper No. 2016-1). Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. http://cyfs.unl.edu/