Dr. Lia E. Sandilos

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sandilos' research focuses on identifying ways to make schools and classrooms more welcoming and supportive environments for students and teachers. More specifically, her scholarship examines (a) the importance of quality teacher-child interactions and relationships for the educational outcomes of diverse learners and (b) methods for better understanding and supporting teachers’ own professional well-being. She earned a B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University, as well as an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in school psychology, also from Penn State. She also holds certification as a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). Prior to joining us at COE, she was an assistant professor of school psychology at Temple University's College of Education and Human Development; in addition, she conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and at Temple's Department of Communication Sciences Disorders.