The College of Education & Human Development celebrated Department of Counseling and Psychological Services Associate Professor Andrew Roach during its Faculty Awards Recognition on March 30.
Roach is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Research Mentoring Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who fulfills in an exemplary way the college’s commitment to providing mentoring in the conduct of research to faculty colleagues and doctoral students.
A school psychologist and former elementary and middle school teacher, Roach is a core faculty member and an evaluation team leader for the Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (GaLEND) program, which is part of a nationwide network of LEND programs that provide interdisciplinary training for future professionals, disability advocates and family members. From 2013-2018, he served as associate director for the Center for Leadership in Disability, a federally-funded University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities Education, Research and Service. He also is co-founder and senior faculty liaison for the Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy Program, Georgia State’s inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities.
Roach’s current research and scholarship focuses on establishing inclusive educational programs and practices; developing and sustaining authentic and trustworthy leadership in schools, nonprofit organizations and communities; and the implementation of mindfulness and contemplative practices. In 2010, he received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Research Award from the American Psychological Association – Division 16 (School Psychology). He also received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Early Career Publication Award in 2007 for a study that examined the influence of access to the general curriculum on the assessment performance of students with disabilities.
For more information about the Faculty Awards Recognition, visit https://education.gsu.edu/cehd-faculty-awards.