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Tammy L. Hughes, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair
School of Education
Counseling, Psychology & Special Education

102C Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.5191


Ph.D., School Psychology, Arizona State University, 2000
M.A., Clinical Psychology, St. Mary's University, 1995
B.A., Psychology, Arizona State University, 1992

Tammy L. Hughes, Ph.D. is a Past‐President of both the Division of School Psychology (16) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP). A fellow of the American Psychological Association, she is currently the Chair of the APA's Board of Education Affairs (BEA) and Representative to the APA Council (CoR). She served on the 2009 APA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychology Practice.

Dr. Hughes is an Associate‐Editor for Journal of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Violence, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and International Journal of School & Educational Psychology. Dedicated to effective communication with the public, Dr. Hughes is a writer of "notes to parents" published inside APA's Magination Press therapeutic books, on websites providing tips for teachers as well as interviews with the press. Her writing is in the area of child violence, differentiating emotional disturbance and social maladjustment, and understanding the relationship between emotional dysregulation and conduct problems in children.

Dr. Hughes is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. Her clinical experience includes assessment, counseling and consultation services in alternative education and juvenile justice settings focusing on parent‐school‐interagency treatment planning and integrity monitoring. She is currently funded by the ASERT Collaborative through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Bureau of Autism Services to train juvenile justice service providers to address the needs of youth with autism who are adjudicated delinquent.



Creative Teaching Award winner from Duquesne University (2010-2011)

Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duquesne University (2009)

Creative Teaching Award winner from Duquesne University (2003-2004)


Distinguished Contributions to School Psychology (2015)
Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Presidential Citation (2014)
American Psychological Association

Fellow, Division of School Psychology (2014)
American Psychological Association

President's Award for National Leadership (2010)
Trainers of School Psychologists

President's Award for Outstanding Service to Children (2009)
 National Association of School Psychologists

Reviewer of the Year (2007)
School Psychology Quarterly, official journal of the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological     Association

President's Award for Service and Leadership (2005)
Trainers of School Psychologists

Outstanding Service Award (2004-2005)
Convention Chair, Division 16 of the American Psychological Association


Fr. Martin A. Hehir Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence (July 2010- June 2015)


Personality Assessment for Intervention

Advanced Psychotherapy

Child Violence in Schools


Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist