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Ryan J. Kettler, PhD, NCSP, is the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, 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 the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for GSAPP and as the Assistant Director of Clinical Training for the School Psychology Program. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Kettler was Coordinator of Data Services in the Learning Sciences Institute of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. 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 80 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