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Dan Koonce

Dan Koonce

Department Faculty
  • Associate Professor
    School Psychology

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
School Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
DKoonce@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Danel Koonce is an Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2000 from Oklahoma State University. He is a certified school psychologist in the state of Illinois and has 16 years of experience in the field of education in the roles of a school psychologist, special education coordinator, prevention specialist, and the technical assistance coordinator. He has served as a trainer in two areas: 1) the administration and implementation of universal screeners for social-emotional/behavioral problems, including the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders and the BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-2 BESS); 2) delivery of secondary and tertiary interventions using the structure of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. He consults with public schools (K-12) in the implementation and sustainability of secondary interventions to support youth demonstrating academic, social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. He teaches courses in statistics and program evaluation, assessment of children and adolescents, consultation, and applied behavior analysis.

Education
  • B.A., Psychology - Eastern Illinois University
  • S.S.P., Specialist in School Psychology - Eastern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology - Oklahoma State University
Licensure(s)
  • Certified School Psychologist
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois School Psychological Association 
  • National Association of School Psychologists

Select Presentations

  • Eberwein, D., Perdue, A., Zorn, E., Miller, J., DeGolia, L. & Koonce, D. A. (2012, February). Content analysis of adolescent intimate partner violence literature: Why does it matter to school psychologists? Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Lubing, P., Carr, D., & Koonce, D. A. (2011, October). Modeling multiple out-of-school suspensions: What do individual, school, and community level variables tell us. Poster presented at the National PBIS Leadership Forum 
  • Pilgeram, C. & Koonce, D. A. (2011, October). Understanding the relationship of functional behavior assessment and oral reading fluency. Poster presented at the National PBIS Leadership Forum. 
  • Atlas, H., & Koonce, D. A. (2011, February). Functional behavioral assessment and behavior support plans. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). San Francisco, CA. 
  • Cook, B., Eby, L., & Koonce, D. A. (2011, October). Training of LGBTQ Issues in School Psychology. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). San Francisco, CA. 
  • Little, B., & Koonce, D. A. (2010, October). A model for predicting out of school suspensions: Using student and school level variables. Poster presented at the National PBIS Leadership Forum

Select Publications

  • Upreti, G., Liaupsin, C., & Koonce, D. A. (2010). Stakeholder utility: Perspectives on school-wide data for measurement feedback and evaluation. Education and Treatment of Children 
  • Ditkowsky, B., & Koonce, D. A. (2010). Predicting performance on high-stakes assessment using oral reading growth over time. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 35, 159-167. 
  • Koonce, D. A. (2007). Clinician assessment practices of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A national survey of school psychologists. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25(4), 319-333.