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Kayleen Islam-Zwart PhD
Department Chair
135 Martin Hall, Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6227
fax: 509.359.4366

  • Susan Ruby, Ph.D.
    Susan Ruby, Ph.D.
    Professor - Director of School Psychology Program
    135L Martin Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6050
    Fax: 509.359.4366

    Hello!  I am the Director of Eastern Washington University's specialist level School Psychology Program.  The program has been approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (see and involves three years of full time study and field experiences.  I received my B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1990 and M.S. and Ed.S. degrees from the College of William and Mary in 1993/1994.  I worked as a school psychologist in Virginia, Texas, Hawaii, and California before returning to school to obtain my Ph.D. in Education with specialization in School Psychology in 2005 at the University of California, Riverside. My family relocated to the northwest to enjoy being close to family in Montana, and I initially worked as a school psychologist in Coeur d'Alene, ID, before coming to Eastern Washington University.

    My research interests involve practices associated with Multi-tiered Systems of Support and development and delivery of academic and social-behavioral interventions for students at-risk in PreK-12 settings. 

    I teach in both the Residential (on campus) Ed.S. School Psychology Program and in the Respecialization Ed.S. School Psychology Online Program.  I teach:

     PSYC 533 Single Case Design and Program Evaluation,

    PSYC 526 Academic Assessment for School Psychologists,

    PSYC 560 School Psychology Consultation, and

    PSYC 523 Multi-tiered Systems of Support

    I also teach Continuing Education Courses:

    I am also active in the Washington State Association of School Psychologists:

    For more information about becoming certified as a school psychologist in the state of Washington, see the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website at: 



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