Saint Louis University

School of Education Faculty

Mary M. Chittooran, Ph.D., NCSP

Rina Chittooran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Educational Studies

3500 Lindell Blvd. 
Fitzgerald Hall 202
Phone: (314) 977-7109
Fax: (314) 977-2594

Curriculum Vitae


Brief Biography

Mary (Rina) Chittooran is a nationally certified school psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Education. She has served as Chair of the department, as a University Faculty Fellow in Ethics, and during a recent sabbatical, as a Visiting Fellow at the University of London. Before joining Saint Louis University in 1998, Dr. Chittooran was a UC Foundation Assistant Professor of School Psychology and Special Education at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga as well as Director of its School Psychology program and the Youth Educational Assessment and Research Center. She has also worked as a school psychologist in the Starkville School District in Mississippi and as program evaluator at Saint Louis University and the St. Louis Public Schools.


Ph.D., Mississippi State University (School Psychology and Special Education)
M.A., Catholic University of America (Special Education)
A.B., Georgetown University (English)

Teaching Areas

Research methods
Multicultural issues
Professional ethics
Educational/school psychology

Research Interests

Cultural competence
International students
Research ethics

Community and Professional Service

Editorial Review Board, International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and Communique

Program Proposal Reviewer, National Association of School Psychologists, American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for Multicultural Education 

Institutional Review Board, Saint Louis University

Faculty Development Advisory Board, Saint Louis University

Faculty Senate Professional Relations Committee, Saint Louis University

School Climate Advisory Committee, Rockwood School District, Missouri. 











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