Assistant Professor
On Leave
Office:
Scarfe Office Block 2508

Education:

University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2000
Brandeis University, 1995

Scholarly Interests:

Truancy and dropout prevention and intervention, school-based consultation and mentoring, populations struggling in traditional education, alternative education systems and settings, social justice in school psychology and motivational enhancement counseling. Accepting masters and doctoral students for 2016-2017 school year.

Community Engagement:

Britannia Secondary School

Awards:

Early Career Scholar, Society for the Study of School Psychology (2013)
Excellence in Research, University of Rochester Medical Center (2008)

Selected Publications:

Graybill, E., Baker, C., Cloth, A.H. & Fischer, S. (2015, February). An Analysis of Social Justice Research in School Psychology. Symposium to be presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Cloth, A. H., & Evans, S.W. (February, 2014). Emotional Disturbance State Definitions and Policies, Social Maladjustment Exclusion and School Staff Knowledge of Use. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Cloth, A.H., Becker, S.P., Evans, S. W. & Paternite, C. (2013). Social Maladjustment: A review of current state practices and ongoing controversy. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Cloth, A.H. (2013, February). Communication and alliance building in adult-youth mentoring relationships. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

Cloth, A.H. (2013). Motivation enhancement intervention for youth at risk for school disengagement. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. New York: Civic Research Institute.

Cloth, A.H. & Schultz, B. (2012). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: School Navigation and Functioning. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 12 (1) pp. 11-17.

Cloth, A.H. (2011, September). Motivational Interviewing. A practice skills workshop facilitated at the annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Charleston, SC.

Cloth, A.H., Biederman, A., State, T. Evans S.W. & Kern, L. (2011, September) Exploration of counselor time allocation and service provision in secondary schools. Poster presented at the annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Charleston, SC.

Harrison, J.R., Cloth, A.H., State, T., Evans, S.W. & Kern, L. (2011, August). Check and Connect: Mentor and student acceptability and barriers to implementation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Cloth, A.H. & Becker, S.P. (2009, November). Social Maladjustment: Where have we come from and where are we going? Report presented at the annual meeting of Advancing School Mental Health, Minneapolis, MN.

Cloth, A.H. & Semrud-Clikeman, M. (2008). Factors in the navigation of the special education system for parents of children with special needs. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 8 (4), pp. 89-92.

Service:

Guest Editor: Special issue of Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth on Dropout prevention

Reviewer:

 School Psychology Review

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Theoretical Orientation:

Ecological/Humanist

Research Funding Sources and Current Projects

ECPS/SPARC Bridge Funding

UBC, HSS Seed Grant

Andrews Community Collaboration Grant

Research Projects:

Motivational Interviewing Truancy Intervention (MITI, pronounced “Mighty”)

Courses Taught:

EPSE 551A School-Based Consultation
EPSE 632 Systems Changes in Schools
EPSE 552 School Based Interventions
EPSE 535 Social Emotional Assessment