Mary (Rina) M. Chittooran, Ph.D., NCSP
3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall 202
Mary (Rina) Chittooran is a nationally certified school psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. She served as Chair of the Department from 2005 to 2007, as a Faculty Fellow in Ethics, and as a Visiting Fellow at the University of London's Institute of Education during the Fall of 2009. Prior to 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 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.
Dr. Chittooran has served as the Associate Editor of the APA Journal, School Psychology Quarterly, and currently serves in an editorial capacity for several refereed journals in education and school psychology. She has provided consultation to a variety of international, national and local organizations and has served as program evaluator for an urban professional development school partnership and a new teacher mentoring program. Her dissertation on expert systems and ADHD won the American Psychological Association's Outstanding Dissertation in School Psychology Award as well as the Jacob Kounin Memorial National Dissertation Award. Dr. Chittooran is a native of India and has lived and worked in Scotland, Canada, Malaysia, and Cyprus.
Ph.D., Mississippi State University (Educational Psychology, specialization in School Psychology and Special Education)
M.A., Catholic University of America (Special Education)
A.B., Georgetown University (English)
Research with children
Women in higher education
Community and Professional Service
Editorial Review Board Member, School Psychology Review
Editorial Team/Reviewer, Multicultural Perspectives, Communique, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
Reviewer, Annual Conventions of the National Association of School Psychologists, American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for Multicultural Education
Board Member, United Nations Association of USA of Greater St. Louis
Board Member, Biomedical Institutional Review Board, Saint Louis University
Child Advocate, Biomedical/Behavioral and Social Sciences Institutional Review Boards, Saint Louis University
Faculty Senate, College of Education and Public Service representative