Professor and Coordinator, School Psychology Program
College of Education
The University of Alabama
Box 870231, 303 Carmichael
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231
Phone: 205/ 348-7583
Appointed in 1985
Recent Courses Taught:
BSP 500 Introduction to School Psychology
BSP 635 Consultation in Education and Agency Settings
BER 600 Research Methods in Education
BEP 561 Social and Cultural Foundations of Behavior
Areas of Research:
Professional issues in school psychology
Assessment practices in school psychology
Ph.D. University of Georgia, Educational Psychology (Major in School Psychology) 1979.
M.Ed. University of Georgia, School Psychometry, 1977.
B.A. University of Georgia, Psychology, 1976.
Recent Professional Experiences:
PROFESSOR, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM, 1993 to present (Assistant Professor, 1985-1988; Associate Professor, 1988-1993), The University of Alabama, College of Education, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Coordinator of the School Psychology Program: 1985-1993, 1999-2001, and 2002-present.
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, 2001-2006 (Assistant Dean, 1996-2001), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dawson, M., Cummings, J., Harrison, P. L., Short, R., Gorin, S., Palomares, R. (2004). The 2002 multi-site conference on the future of school psychology: Next steps. School Psychology Review, 33, 115-125. (PUBLISHED CONCURRENTLY IN School Psychology Quarterly, 2003, 18, 497-509).
Flanagan, D. P., & Harrison, P. L. (Eds.) (2005). Contemporary intellectual assessment: Theories, tests, and issues (2nd edition). New York: Guilford.
Harrison, P.L., & Cummings, J. (2005). l
Harrison, P. L., Cummings, J. A., Dawson, M., Short, R., Gorin, S., Palomares, R. (2004). Responding to the needs of children, families and schools: The 2002 multi-site conference on the future of school psychology. School Psychology Review, 33, 12-33. ( PUBLISHED CONCURRENTLY IN School Psychology Quarterly, 2003, 18, 358-388).
Harrison, P. L, & Raineri, G. (2006). Assessment of adaptive behavior. In B. A. Bracken & R. Nagle (Eds.), Psychoeducational assessment of preschool children (4th ed, pp.195-218.). Mahwah, NH: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Robinson, B., & Harrison, P.L. (2005). WISC-III core profiles for children referred or eligible for special education or gifted programs. School Psychology Quarterly, 20, 51-65.
Cummings, J. A., & Harrison, P. L. (2006, August). Six school psychology training modules for changing future practices. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans.
Harrison, P. L. (2004, July). Issues and international implications from the 2002 conference on the future of school psychology. In P. L. Harrison (Chair), The future of school psychology: International perspectives. Symposium presented at the meeting of the International School Psychology Association, Exeter, England.
Harrison, P. L., (2006, July). Intellectual assessment and the future of school psychology. Workshop conducted for the NASP Summer Institute, Atlantic City, NJ.
Harrison, P.L. (2003, April). (Moderator): The future of school psychology: A NASP town hall meeting. Featured session at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Toronto.