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Hughes Appointed New Endowed Chair at Duquesne University

Dr. Tammy Hughes has been appointed the inaugural Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University. She is an associate professor of school psychology and chairs the School of Education’s Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education.

The newly endowed chair is named for Hehir, who was the fourth and longest-serving president of Duquesne University (1899-1930). Under his leadership, the Pittsburgh Catholic College evolved into Duquesne University.

An award-winning teacher and professional and an active researcher, Hughes is widely recognized for her service to children and scholarly expertise in the area of child violence. She is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, Hughes serves as a school psychologist/consultant for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Academy Charter School.

Hughes, who first joined Duquesne’s School of Education in 1999, has developed new graduate courses, including Child Violence In the Schools, Biological Basis of Behavior and Personality Assessment for Intervention. She also teaches graduate courses in deviant behavior, learning disabilities, psychological testing and psychotherapy with children and adolescents. She is past-president of the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology (16)

Hughes’ work has been published in Psychologist-Manager Journal, Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, Psychology in the Schools and The School Psychologist. She has also authored numerous book chapters and co-authored books includingAssessing, Identifying and Treating Conduct Disorder at School.

In 2009, Hughes received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to Children from the National Association of School Psychologists and a Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at Duquesne University.

Hughes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a Ph.D. in school psychology from Arizona State University and a master’s in clinical psychology from St. Mary’s University. She resides in Pittsburgh’s Regent Square neighborhood.

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