Janise Parker

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Office :  3127
Phone :  (757) 221-6086
Email [[jparker]]
Areas of Expertise :  Sociocultural Factors and Positive Youth Development Among Black Students, Culturally Responsive Behavioral and Mental Health Services, Religious/Spiritual Diversity Among Minoritized Youth


Janise Parker is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology. She completed a two-year postdoctoral appointment in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida, doing both research and teaching, prior to coming to William & Mary. In addition to her current appointment, Janise is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).

Dr. Parker's research primarily focuses on student engagement and motivation among adolescents from underrepresented groups and culturally responsive practice in school psychology. Along those lines, she has much experience collaborating with high school educators to support at-risk youth from diverse backgrounds and providing counseling support in public schools for middle and high school students.


Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Florida, 2015
M.Ed. in School Psychology, University of Florida, 2013
B.S. in Psychology, Florida State University, 2010

Activities and Honors

School Psychology Review Journal Scholar Spotlight (August 2020)

Selected Publications

Parker, J. S., Fulmore, K., Schulze, M., Marano, L., Manderfield, C., & Anderson, J. (2020). Spirituality and religiosity as diversity topics in school psychology publications: A content analysis of school psychology journals. Contemporary School Psychology. Advance Online Publication.

Parker, J. S., & Hanson, P. (2019). School stakeholders do not “just leave their religious beliefs at home”: An exploratory study of school psychologists’ professional experience. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology. Advance online publication.

Parker, J. S., Castillo, J., Sabanis, S., Daye, J., & Hanson, P. (2019). Culturally responsive consultation among practicing school psychologists. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. Advance online publication.

Parker, J. S. (2019). Spiritual and religious multicultural practice competencies: A partial replication study with school psychologists. School Psychology Forum, 13(1), 53-73.

Parker, J. S., Garnes, J., Amabile, A., Oliver, E., Sarathy, A. (2020). It takes a village: Self-determination skill use and development among African American high school students. School Psychology Review. Advance online publication.

Parker, J. S., Oliver, E., Amabile, A., Garnes, J. & Sarathy, A. (2020). Facilitators and barriers to African American high school students’ self-determination skill expression. Psychology in the Schools. Advance online publication.

Parker, J. S. (In press). School mental health services and predominantly Black churches: Towards collaborative partnerships. Journal of Negro Education.