J. Steven Welsh
Nicholls State University
Dr. J. Steven Welsh is the Dean of the College of Education and professor of psychology at Nicholls State University. He is a licensed psychologist with specialization in school psychology. He has extensive experience working with school-aged children and has served as a consultant to school districts and school psychology training programs. He is a program accreditation reviewer for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and has held leadership positions with NASP and the Louisiana School Psychological Association. Dr. Welsh currently serves as Treasurer and Membership Chairperson for the Trainers of School Psychologists association and is a member of the editorial review board of the Forum. His professional interests include applied behavior analysis, the effects of poverty on student achievement and school performance, and the development of university and PK-12 collaborative training models. Dr. Welsh has published in the School Psychology Review, the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, and Buras Mental Measurements Year Book. He published a book chapter in 2010 entitled, Competency Based School Psychology Practica: A Collaborative Training Model.