Faculty Profile

Jacqueline Brown, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Email: jacqueline.brown@umontana.edu
Office: Skaggs Bldg 204
Office Hours:

By appointment (send me an email to set up)

Current Position

Assistant Professor

School Psychology Graduate Training Program


Graduate Courses

PSYX 524 Tests and Measurement (Fall)

PSYX 580 Principles and Practices of Professional School Psychology (Fall)

PSYX 587 (Section 2, Spring) School Psychology Methods 

PSYX 680 Consultation and Supervision (Spring; Every other year)

PSYX 535 Child Interventions (Spring; Every other year)

Personal Summary

Prospective Ph.D. Applicants in School Psychology

I will be accepting a Ph.D. school psychology student for mentorship in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants with an interest in school-based crisis prevention and intervention, bereavement and trauma, resilience, and international school psychology are especially encouraged to apply. Please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions.


Ph.D., Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (School Psychology Emphasis, APA Accredited), University of California- Santa Barbara (2014)

APA Accredited Doctoral Internship, Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology- Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, 2013-2014

M.A., School Psychology, University of British Columbia (2010)

B.A., Psychology, Dalhousie University (2007)

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Research Interests

School-based crisis prevention and intervention

Evidence-based support for bereaved students

Building resilience in school-age students 

International School Psychology 


Current Projects

Evaluation of a School-Based Resilience Program in Middle School Students

Selected Publications

Examples of Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Brown, J. A., Goforth, A. N., & Machek, G. (2017). School Psychologists’ experience with and training in suicide assessment: Challenges in a rural state. Contemporary School Psychology (Advanced Online Publication). doi: 10.1007/s40688-017-0147-9

Brown, J. A., Watanabe, Y., Lee, D. H., & McIntosh, K. (2016). School psychology research and practice in East Asia: Perspectives on the past, present, and future directions of the field. School Psychology International, 37, 557-582. doi:10.1177/0143034316671354

Goforth, A. N., Brown, J. A., Machek, G., & Swaney, G. (2016). Recruitment and retention of Native American graduate students. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 340-357. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000160

Brown, J. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2015). Towards understanding school psychology around the globe: Economical, educational, and professional factors. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 3, 73-84. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2014.983212

Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., & Comerchero, V. A. (2014). Cognitive development considerations to support bereaved students: Practical applications for school psychologists. Contemporary School Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40688-014-0018-6

Stifel, S. W. F., Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., & Dowdy, E. (2013). Integrating email communication with counseling at school. School Mental Health, 5, 110-118. doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9086-9.

Brown, J. A., & McIntosh, K. (2012). Training, inclusion, and behavior: Effect on student-teacher and student-SEA relationships for students with autism spectrum disorders. Exceptionality Education International, 22, 77-88. Retrieved from http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/eei

Brown, J. A., Jimerson, S. R., Dowdy, E., Gonzalez, V., & Stewart, K. (2012). Assessing the effects of school-wide Second Step implementation in a predominately English Language Learner, low SES, Latino/a sample. Psychology in the Schools, 49, 864-875. doi: 10.1002/pits.21639

McIntosh, K., MacKay, L. D., Andreou, T., Brown, J. A., Mathews, S., Poirier, C., & Bennett, J. (2011). Response to intervention in Canada: Definitions, implications, and future directions. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 26, 18-43. doi: 10.1177/0829573511400857

McIntosh, K., Sadler, C., & Brown, J. A. (2011). Kindergarten reading skill level and change as risk factors for chronic problem behavior. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 14, 17-28. doi: 10.1177/1098300711403153 

McIntosh, K., Brown, J. A., Borgmeier, C. J. (2008). Validity of functional behavior assessment within a response to intervention framework: Evidence, recommended practice, and future directions. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 34, 6-14. doi:10.1177/1534508408314096

Examples of Book Chapters

Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., & Renshaw, T. L. (2016). Interventions to support youth following natural disasters: Evidence-based principles and practices. In L. Theodore (Ed), The Handbook of Applied Interventions for Children and Adolescents (pp. 31-42). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Jimerson, S. R., Brock, S. E., & Brown, J. A. (2013). Immediate school-based intervention following violent crises. In C. Franklin, Harris, M. B., & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The School Services Sourcebook (2nd ed., pp. 579-589). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Jimerson, S. R., Brown, J. A., Saeki, E., & Watanabe, Y., Kobayashi, T., & Hatzichristou, C. (2012). Natural disasters. In S. E. Brock & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.), Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2nd ed., pp. 573-595). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Osher, D., Dwyer, K. P., Jimerson, S. R., & Brown, J. A. (2012). Developing safe, supportive, and effective schools: Facilitating student success to reduce school violence. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd ed., pp. 27-44). New York, NY: Routledge.

Edited Books

Brown, J. A. & Jimerson, S. R. (Eds.) (2017). Supporting Bereaved Students at School. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Examples of Conference Presentations

Brown, J. A., Russell, S., & Jimerson, S. R. (2017, February). School-based strategies for supporting grieving students. Mini-skills session to be presented at the 2017 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Brown, J. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2016, February). Supporting bereaved students: Practical applications for school psychologists. Mini-skills session presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

La Salle, T. P., Brown, J. A., Parris, L., & Wang, C. (2016, February). Student suicide prevention through school climate improvement. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Brown, J. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2015, August). Economical, cultural, and educational variables influencing international school psychology. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Brown, J. A., Comerchero, V. A., & Jimerson, S. R. (2015, February). Cognitive development interventions to support bereaved students. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Brown, J. A., Snyder, G., & Novak, M. (2015, February). It takes a village: Fostering resilience in high-risk youth. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.


Montana Association of School Psychologists

National Association of School Psychologists

American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology)