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Dr. Shaw's CV

Steven R. Shaw is associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal. He was graduate program director of the CPA-accredited School and Applied Child Psychology program from 2011-2017 and will be again in 2019-2020. Before entering academia, he had 17 years of experience as a practicing school psychologist.

From 1997 to 2004, he served as lead psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina. In 2000, the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists recognized him for "Outstanding Contributions to Education" for his work on addressing over-representation of minority groups in special education and development of teaching techniques for children with borderline intelligence.

In 2010, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Faculty of Education at McGill University. In 2012, he received the President’s Award from NASP for his innovative research-to-practice efforts. He has over 210 scholarly publications and presentations and has published four books. His fifth book, Pediatric intellectual disabilities at school: Translating research into practice (with Dr. Anna M. Jankowska) will be published by Springer in December 2018.

He is on the editorial board of six international scholarly journals, former editor of School Psychology Forum and current editor of the Canadian Journal of School Psychology.



Steven R. Shaw, Ph.D., NCSP
Graduate Program Director, School/Applied Child Psychology
Director, Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, and Neurogenetics Connections Lab
Editor, Canadian Journal of School Psychology
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
Montreal, QC Canada

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