Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D.

Mark is a recently “retreated” (retired) Professor of School Psychology from National Louis University in the Chicago where he taught for the last 18 years in their Ed.S. program and directed the program for many of those years. He is proud to have contributed to the education of a group of dedicated and diverse school psychologists who are committed to equity through early intervention and service delivery through an MTSS approach.

Prior to joining NLU in 2003, he was a Full Professor of School Psychology and Special Education at the University of Oregon where he directed the School Psychology Program. He led the program to the Ph.D. Program being both approved by the APA and NASP. Since joining the Oregon Program in 1984, he chaired more than 30 dissertations and contributed to graduates who work in a variety of roles in more than 30 states!

He was a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over $4.2 million in federal personnel preparation and research grants in areas of curriculum-based measurement, early childhood, persons with severe disabilities, and research to transition students with learning disabilities to less restrictive environments.

With respect to school improvementDr. Shinn is a recognized consultant to schools and state departments of education across the country (45 states) on MTSS /RTI with expertise in basic skills progress monitoring and screening K-12. He has edited 2 books on Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) and published almost 100 journal articles and book chapters on basic skills progress monitoring and screening. He has contributed to the development of aimsweb and the pre-commercial iterations of DIBELS. He also had co-edited 3 books on research-based K-12 academic and behavior interventions.

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