Karen Gischlar

Faculty / Karen Gischlar

Associate Professor

Department Name 
Graduate Education, Leadership, & Counseling
Office Location 
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 202N
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Dr. Gischlar's primary areas of research interest are early/emergent literacy assessment and intervention, and multitiered systems of support. Prior to joining the faculty at Rider, Dr. Gischlar enjoyed a 19-year career as a kindergarten teacher and, subsequently, school psychologist in the K-12 public schools. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Lehigh University. 

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, Lehigh University
  • Ed.S., School Psychology, Rider University
  • M.A., School Counseling, The College of New Jersey
  • B.S., Early Childhood/Elementary Education, The College of New Jersey


Courses taught at Rider University

  • EDPS510 Assessment & Intervention II: Curriculum Based Measures
  • EDPS584 Practicum in Curriculum Based Measures
  • EDPS515 Assessment & Intervention IV: Behavioral & Social/Emotional Needs
  • EDPS582 Practicum in Social/Emotional Needs
  • CNPY515 Consultation in School & Agency Settings
  • EDPS583 Practicum in Consultation in School & Agency Settings
  • EDPS590/591 Internship in School Psychology I & II
  • SPED514 Positive Behavior Support
  • EDAD521 Research & Data-Based Decision Making
  • EDPS 570: Advanced Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families


  • School Psychologist #00424212 (NJ)
  • Student Personnel Services #00119044 (NJ)
  • Elementary School Teacher #00016485 (NJ)
  • Nursery School Teacher #00016486 (NJ)
  • Nursery/Kindergarten Teacher, Private Academic (PA)