Shawna Petersen-Brown, Associate Professor | School Psychology Doctoral Program

Address: 103G Armstrong Hall
Phone: 507-389-1353

*Dr. Shawna Petersen-Brown is on sabbatical for the 2020-2021 academic year.



  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2013

Areas of Interest

  • Use of assessment to inform the selection and design of academic intervention.
  • Implementation variables that impact the effectiveness of academic intervention
  • Interventions that support the development of reading skills

Courses Taught

  • Psyc304 Introduction to School Psychology
  • Psyc433 Child Psychology
  • Psyc436 Adolescent Psychology
  • Psyc490 Workshop on School Violence
  • Psyc705 Principles of Academic Assessment
  • Psyc720 Academic Problem Solving
  • Psyc770 Child Mental Health: Assessment to Intervention

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Burns, M.K., Petersen-Brown, S., Haegele, K., Rodrigues, M., Schmitt, B., Braam, M.,...VanDerHeyden, A.M. (2015). Meta-analysis of academic interventions derived from neuropsychological data. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 28-42.
  • Jitendra, A.K., Petersen-Brown, S., Lein, A.E., Zaslofsky, A.F., Kunkel, A., Jung, P.G., & Egan, A. (2015). Teaching mathematical word problem solving: The quality of evidence for strategy instruction priming the problem structure. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 48, 51-72.
  • Petersen-Brown, S., & Burns, M.K. (2011). Adding a vocabulary component to incremental rehearsal to enhance retention and generalization. School Psychology Quarterly, 26, 245-255.
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