Stefan Dombrowski
Professor and Director, School Psychology Program Email: sdombrowski@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-895-5448
Department Name:
Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling
Office Location:
Memorial Hall 202N

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Professor and Director, School Psychology Program
Email: 
sdombrowski@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-895-5448
Department Name: 
Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Memorial Hall 202N

Academic Background

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Child Psychology, University of California, Davis Medical Center
  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
  • B.B.A., Personnel Management & Organizational Behavior, College of William & Mary

Scholarship

Dr. Dombrowski is a versatile researcher, employing complex statistical and research methodology from the psychological, medical and educational fields.  He has published nearly four dozen articles/chapters and three books on issues in children's development and psychological assessment. Dr. Dombrowski's research has been cited by significant authorities including the U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, the former Chief of the Disability and Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States Department of Justice in its 2010 Annual Report to Congress, several American Psychological Association presidents, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dr. Dombrowski was the 2011 recipient of the Dominick A. Iorio distinguished faculty research award at Rider University.

Scholarly Projects

Books

  • Martin, R. P., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2008).  Prenatal Exposures: Psychological  and Educational Consequences for Children.  New York: Springer Science.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Martin, R. P. (2009). Maternal fever during pregnancy: Association with infant, preschool and child temperament. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Gischlar, K. L. & Mrazik, M. (2011).  Assessing and treating low incidence/high severity psychological disorders of childhood. New York: Springer Science.

Test Construction Projects

  • Power, T. J., Dombrowski, S. C. et al.  The Homework Performance Questionnaire.  (In progress).    

Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Contributions

  • Dombrowski, S.C. (2003).  Prenatal physical development.  In N. A. Piotrowski (Ed.).,Magill’s Encyclopedia of Social Science: Psychology. (pp. 1177-1183). Salem Press: Pasadena, CA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2003).  Birth: Effects of development.  In N. A. Piotrowski (Ed.)., Magill’s Encyclopedia of Social Science: Psychology.  (pp. 255-260).  Salem Press: Pasadena, CA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Timmer, S. M. & Zebel, N. (2008). Parent Child Attunement Therapy: A behavioral parent training program for toddlers. In C. E. Shaefer (Ed), Play therapy for young children.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2010). Pervasive developmental disorders.  In Magill’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. Salem Press: Pasadena, CA.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2010). Prenatal Development. In Magill’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. Salem Press: Pasadena, CA.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2010). Review of the Developmental Scoring System (DSS) for the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure. Mental Measurements Yearbook (18th Edition). Buros Institute: Lincoln, NE.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Tanguay, W. (2012). Review of the Capute Scales. Mental Measurements Yearbook (19th Edition). Buros Institute: Lincoln, NE.

Journal Articles & Professional Publications

  • Dombrowski, S. C., Martin, R. P., & Huttunen, M. O.  (2003). Association between maternal fever and psychological/behavioral outcomes: An hypothesis.  Birth Defects Research A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 67, 905-910.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C, Ahia, C. E., & McQuillan, K. (2003).  Protecting children through mandated child abuse reporting.  The Educational Forum, 67(2), 76-85. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2003).  Norm-referenced vs. Curriculum-based assessment: A balanced perspective.  NASP Communiqué, 31(7), 16-21.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2003).  Mandated reporting for mental health professionals: An overview.  Directions in Mental Health Counseling, 14, 77-88.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2003).  Ethical standards and best practices in using newly revised IQ tests. NASP Communiqué, 32(1), 12-13.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., LeMasney, J. W., Ahia, C. E., & Dickson, S. A. (2004).  Protecting children from online sexual predators: Technological, legal, and psychoeducational considerations.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(1), 65-73.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Kamphaus, R. W., & Reynolds, C. R.  (2004). After the demise of the discrepancy: Proposed approach to learning disabilities classification.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(4), 364-372. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (2004).  To WISC-III or not to WISC-III, that is the question: A rejoinder to Thomas Oakland.  NASP Communiqué, 32(3), 15-16. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C., DiStefano, C., & Noonan, K. (2004).  Review of the Stanford-Binet, Fifth Edition. NASP Communiqué, 33(1), 12-15.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., & Noonan, K. (2004) Review of the WISC-IV. NASP Communiqué, 33(2), 35-38. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C.  (2004). Book review: Educators’ Handbook of Effective Testing.  NASP Communiqué, 33(3), 39. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Timmer, S. G., Blacker, D., & Urquiza, A. J. (2005). A positive behavioral intervention model for toddlers: Parent-child Attunement Therapy (PCAT). Child Abuse Review, 14, 132-151.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Martin, R. P., & Huttunen, M. O.  (2005). Gestational Smoking imperils the long term mental and physical health of offspring. Birth Defects Research Part (A): Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 73, 170-176.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C., & *Gischlar, K.  (2005). Keeping children safe from online sexual victimization.  NASP Communiqué, 34(2), 16-18.
  • Gishlar, K. & Dombrowski, S.C. (2005). Book review: Child abuse & culture. NASP Communiqué, 34(2), 18.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C., & Gischlar, K (2005).  Keeping children safe on the Internet: Guidelines for parents.  NASP Communiqué, 34(2), 22.
  • DiStefano, C. & Dombrowski, S. C. (2006). Investigating the theoretical structure of the Stanford-Binet, Fifth Edition.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 24, 123-136.
  • Martin, R. P., Dombrowski, S. C., Mullis, C., & Huttunen, M. O. (2006). Maternal smoking during pregnancy: Association with temperament, behavioral, and academics. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(5), 490-500..
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Kamphaus, R. W., et al. (2006).  The Solomon Effect in learning disabilities diagnosis: Have we not yet learned from history?  School Psychology Quarterly, 21(3). 359-373. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Gischlar, K.  (2006). Toward the establishment of a school district policy on child maltreatment.  Education,  127(2), 234-243.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Noonan, K., & Martin, R. P. (2007) Birth weight and cognitive outcomes:  Evidence for a gradient relationship in an urban poor African-American birth cohort. School Psychology Quarterly, 22(1), 26-43.
  • Polizzi, N., Martin, R.P. & Dombrowski, S. C. (2007). Season of Birth of Students Receiving Special Education Services Under a Diagnosis of  Emotional and Behavioral Disorder. School Psychology Quarterly, 22(1), 44-57.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Martin, R. P. (2007). Pre and perinatal exposures in later psychological, behavioral, and cognitive disability.  School Psychology Quarterly, 22(1), 1-7.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Gischlar, K., Durst, T. (2007). Safeguarding youth from cyber pornography and cyber sexual predation: A major dilemma of the Internet. Child Abuse Review,  16(3), 153-170.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Ambrose, D. A., & Clinton, A. (2007). Dogmatic insularity in learning disabilities diagnosis and the critical need for a philosophical analysis. International Journal of Special Education, 22(1). 3-10.
  • Power, T. J., Dombrowski, S. C., Mautone, J., & Watkins, M. (2007). Assessing Children's Homework Performance: Development of a Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Informant Rating System. Journal of School Psychology, 45(3), 333-348.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Gischlar, K., & Clinton, A.  (2007). Mandated child abuse reporting in a multicultural environment.  Directions in Mental Health Counseling, 17, 31-39.
  • Brugerman, A.W., Kamphaus, R. W., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2008). A Low Achievement Definition of  Learning Disabilities: Current Status and a Research Agenda. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 39(4), 421-429.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., & Mrazik, M. (2008). Test Review: Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales.  Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 23, 223-230.
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Watkins, M. W., & Brogan, M. J. (2009). An exploratory investigation of Factor structure of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27, 279-286 
  • Mrazik, M. & Dombrowski, S. C. (2010).  The neurobiological foundations of giftedness. The Roeper Review, 32, 224-234.

Presentations

  • Brugerman, A. W., Kamphaus, R. W., & Dombrowski, S. C. (March 2007). A low achievement definition of learning disabilities. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual conference, New York, NY.
  • Power, T. J., Dombrowski, S. C., & Watkins, M. (August 2006). Factor validation of the Homework Performance Scales. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (May, 2006). [Invited address]. Protecting youth from the online hazards of pornography and sexual predation.  New Jersey Association of School Psychologist’s Spring conference 2006.
  • Gischlar, K., & Dombrowski, S.C. (April, 2006). Multicultural mandated child abuse reporting: A primer for school psychologists.  Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Gischlar, K. (April, 2006). Low birth weight/preterm birth: Prediction of early childhood outcomes. Poster accepted at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference review, Anaheim, CA. 
  • Kamphaus, R. W., Brumbaeur, A., & Dombrowski, S. C. (April, 2006). Functional academic impairment model of learning disabilities. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.  
  • Dombrowski, S.C. &  Martin, R. P.  (April, 2005). Prenatal associations in psychological/behavioral  pathology: A primer for school psychologists.  Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Gischlar, K. (April, 2005). Mandated reporting in a multicultural environment: Considerations for school psychologists.  Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C., Martin, R. P., & Huttunen, M. O. (April, 2005). Maternal distress during pregnancy: Association with temperamental and behavioral outcomes in offspring.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) annual conference, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (October, 2004).  Is there a need for a new IQ test standard?  Paper accepted to the International Equitable Test Commission Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA. 
  • Dombrowski, S.C., Martin, R. P., & Mullis, C. (July, 2004).  Maternal smoking during pregnancy: Relation to psychological/behavioral outcomes in children.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (May, 2004). Gestational fever and neuropsychiatric outcomes.  Paper presented at the National Children’s Study workshop on inflammation and infection during pregnancy, Baltimore, MD. [Invited paper presentation] 
  • Westburg, N. G., Murphy, J. M., & Dombrowski, S. C. (May, 2004).  Hope and the maltreated child. Paper presented at the New Jersey Counseling Association Conference, Eatontown, NJ.  
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (April, 2004).  Protecting children from online sexual predators: Implications for school psychologists.  Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Dallas, TX. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. & Kamphaus, R. W.  (April, 2004).  Beyond the demise of the discrepancy: Implications for school psychologists.  Paper presented at the National Association of  School Psychologist Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (March, 2004).  Strengths and limitations of norm-referenced and curriculum-based Assessment.  Paper presented at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (April, 2003).  Mandated child abuse reporting for the counseling profession. Paper presented at the New Jersey Counseling Association, Princeton, NJ
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (March, 2003).  Mandated reporting for school psychologists: Implications for practice/policy.  Paper presented at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (March, 2003).  After the demise of the discrepancy: A proposed diagnostic approach for LD diagnosis.  Paper presented at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. 
  • Dombrowski, S. (March, 2002).  The response of maltreated children to the September 11th tragedy. Paper presented at the New Jersey Counselors Association Conference, Princeton, NJ. 
  • Dombrowski, S. C. (March, 2002).  The maltreated child, the school psychologist, and mandated reporting.  Paper presented at the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. 
  • Mautone, J., Power. T. J., Watkins, M., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2007). Assessing the homework needs of children with ADHD. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New York, NY.
  • Gischlar, K. & Dombrowski, S. C. (2007) Providing services for children with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New York, NY.
  • Gischlar, K. & Dombrowski, S. C. (2008). Assessment and intervention of juvenile fire setters.  Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Teaching

Courses taught at Rider:

  • EDPS 503:  Human Growth and Development
  • SPED 530:  Positive Behavior Support
  • CNPY 502:  Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • EDPS 509:  Psychological Assessment and Report Writing
  • EDPS 581:  Practicum in Psychological Assessment and Report Writing
  • EDPS 535:  Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • EDPS 508:  Psychology of Cognitive Processes and Learning
  • EDPS 512:  Psychology of Exceptionalities
  • EDPS 508:  Cognitive Processes & Learning
  • EDPS 538:  Developmental Child Psychopathology
  • EDPS 521:  Statistics & Quantitative Analysis
  • EDPS 591:  Internship in School Psychology

Professional Licenses

Licensed Psychologist
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Certified School Psychologist
New Jersey
Pennsylvania