Klingbeil is recipient of prestigious Lightner Witmer Award

A new School of Education faculty member, David Klingbeil, is a recipient the prestigious Lightner Witmer Award for early career scholarship from Division 16 of the American Psychological Association.


Klingbeil is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Psychology.

According to the association’s website: “Each year the Division of School Psychology presents the Lightner Witmer Award to young professional and academic school psychologists who have demonstrated scholarship that merits special recognition. Continuing scholarship, rather than a thesis or dissertation alone, is the primary consideration in making the award and a person does not need a doctoral degree to be eligible.”

Klingbeil previously served as an assistant professor in the school psychology program of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research identifies evidence-based practices for schools and studies ways to increase their usefulness and feasibility for educators, particularly those working in high-poverty schools.

Learn more about the award and see a list of all of the 2020 award winners, here.

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