Dr. Ryan Kettler

Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Professor, Core Faculty
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office: Psychology, A347
Phone: 615-772-1184

Ryan J. Kettler, PhD, NCSP, is the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and a Professor in the Department of School Psychology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He has held leadership positions as Interim Dean, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and Assistant Director of Clinical Training. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Kettler held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and at California State University, Los Angeles. He earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Kettler’s research on data-based decision making in education has been externally funded and yielded more than 90 publications. Active areas within this program include universal screening, inclusive assessment, and educator effectiveness. Dr. Kettler has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on eight grant projects, including three funded by the U.S. Department of Education. He is the author of Research Methodologies of School Psychology: Critical Skills, the lead editor of Universal Screening in Educational Settings: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Schools, and an Associate Editor for School Psychology International.


Cognitive Assessment
Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Personality Assessment
Success in Schools: Why Being Smart Isn't Always Enough!

Universal Screening
Inclusive Assessment
Educator Effectiveness