Beth Doll's principal research interest is assessing and intervening to enhance the caretaking systems that support children and adolescents. She is especially interested in the emotional and social aspects of classroom systems, and their contributions to children's psychological health and well-being. Because there are relatively few systemic measures that can assess the effectiveness of interventions to alter these systems, her research necessarily involves identifying and validating measures. This research interest evolved out of a program of research that she conducted on children without friends in the 1980s and work on school-based programs to increase students' self-determination in the 1990s. These experiences led her to focus on the classroom environments that support friendships, self-determination and four other indices of academic and social competence. Doll prefers to work through collaborative research and evaluation projects with parents and school practitioners. She has managed collaborative teams of parents, practitioners, and university students to evaluate a multi-agency team serving students with severe emotional disabilities, evaluate a preschool program providing mental health consultation to Head Start families, and evaluate the progress of the Lincoln Public Schools' SAT Improvement project.
- Ph D, University of Kentucky, 1983
- MS, Eastern Michigan University, 1976
- BA, Michigan State University, 1974
icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions
- Adapting Consultation Research to Challenges of the 21st Century, Adapting Consultation Research to Challenges of the 21st Century, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014
- Playground conflict: Everyday opportunities for children to manage conflict, Justice, Conflict, and Wellbeing: Multidisciplinary perspectives.
- ClassMaps Consultation: Integrating evaluation into classrooms to promote positive environments, ClassMaps Consultation: Integrating evaluation into classrooms to promote positive environments, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014
- Resilient Classrooms: Creating healthy environments for learning, 2nd Edition, Resilient classrooms: Creating healthy environments for learning (2nd Edition), February 2014
- Classroom resilience: Practical assessment for intervention, Classroom resilience: Practical assessment for intervention, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013
icon-business-chartResearch & Grants
- NU Data, Dept of Education, June 2011
- Evolving Inquiry: Science Instruction Model for Teachers in Rural, Culturally Diverse Schools, Dept of Education, August 2005
icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors
- 2015 Outstanding Contributions to Training Award, Trainers of School Psychologists, 2015
- Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award, Division 16, American Psychological Association, 2012