Tiffany Masson

Tiffany Masson

Vice President, E-Learning and Global Innovation
  • The Chicago School Online
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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Dr. Tiffany Masson obtained her Doctorate of Psychology in 2002.  Shortly after her post-doctoral training at UC Davis Children’s Hospital- CAARE Center, she was employed by Cook County Juvenile Court and Northwestern School of Law as a staff psychologist.  She conducted various forensic assessments and provided expert testimony related to child protection and juvenile justice matters.  At present and in alignment with her training, Dr. Masson maintains a private forensic practice and speaks nationally about mental health, trauma and delinquency, child welfare matters, and conducting competent forensic evaluations.  As a co-author, she has written articles for legal personnel about obtaining and utilizing comprehensive forensic evaluations and conducting competent Termination of Parental Rights Evaluations. 

After serving in several faculty and administrative capacities over the past six years, Dr. Masson was promoted in 2013 to the role of Executive Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division and most recently to the Dean of Online Programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  In this role, she manages the overall performance and operations of the Online Campus with strong emphasis on academic and administrative excellence, creates a culture of excellence in online education programs, establishes metrics for success while bringing together a cohesive product management and academic team, and advances strategies to increase brand awareness. 

In addition to Dr. Masson’s commitment to higher-education, she is dedicated to international human capacity development.  She co-developed a country specific 12-day trauma training program (Global HOPE Training Initiative) that aids teachers in effectively recognizing, assessing, and intervening with traumatized children.  She works with local government and educational systems to assess the efficacy, overall impact, and sustainability of the program in an effort to build a strong paraprofessional counseling infrastructure in Rwanda.  Her work in Rwanda and ability to develop government and private partnerships has proved successful in the expansion of the Global HOPE Training Initiative to Zambia. 


  • B.A., Boston University
  • Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology
  • Licensed Clincial Psychologist—Illinois
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist- California
Areas Of Expertise


Select Presentations

  • Masson, T. (2012). Global HOPE Training Initiative. International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. Annual Conference. Los Angeles. November

  • Masson, T. (2012). Parent- Child Interaction Therapy. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Annual Conference. Chicago. June.

  • Masson, T. (2012). Ubumwe. American Group Psychotherapy Association. New York. New York. March.

  • Masson, T. (2011). Adolescent Development & Trauma. 14th Judicial District. Chicago, IL. May.

  • Masson, T., Levine, T., Agost, S., Iaccino, J., & Glenn, J. (2009). The Benefits of Providing Evidence-Based Treatment to Children and Their Parents. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 72nd Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. July

  • Blacker, D., Carmichael, B., & Masson, T. (2008). Conducting Competent Child Welfare Evaluations. CAN Conference, Sacramento, CA. October.

  • Kalich, L., Carmichael, B., Blacker, D., Masson, T., Urquiza, A. (2007). Conducting Competent Child Welfare Evaluations. American Psychology Association, SanFrancisco, CA. August.

  • Masson, T., Carmichael, B., & Blacker, D. (2006). Conducting Competent Child Welfare Evaluations. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Nashville, TN. May.

Select Publications

  • Kalich, L. Carmichael, B., Masson, T., Blacker, D. & Urquiza, A. Evaluating the Evaluator: Advice for Legal Professionals in Assessing the Competency of Termination of Parental Rights Evaluations, Psychiatry and Law, in process.

  • Kavanaugh, A., Clark, J., Masson, T. & Kahn, B. (2006 Spring). Obtaining and Utilizing Comprehensive Forensic Evaluations: The Applicability of One Clinic's Model. Nevada Law Journal, 6, 890-912.

Awards & Promotions

  • Diversity MBA Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leaders Award (2013)

  • Faculty International Grant (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009)

  • Service-Learning Faculty Grant Award (2011)

  • Virginia Lee Shirley Private Foundation (2010)

  • Promotion Associate Professor (2010)

  • Excellence in Public Service Teaching Award (2008)

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychology Association

  • American Psychology and Law Society

  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists