Ph.D. in School Psychology, Indiana State University, 2011
M.Ed. in School Psychology, Indiana State University, 2007
B.S. in Psychology, University of New Orleans, 2004
Social justice and equity in schools
Governmental and professional advocacy
Chavez Phelps is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an assistant professor of school psychology at Georgia State University. His research interests include examining the impact of school-based trauma interventions and strategies. He has conducted several trauma-informed care workshops for school districts and educators.
Before entering academia, Chavez functioned as a school-based practitioner in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also worked with the Louisiana Public Health Institute to ensure youth had access to quality community behavioral health services.
Currently, he serves as a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Government and Professional Relations (GPR) Committee.