Stefan Dombrowski

Faculty & Staff / Stefan Dombrowski

Professor and Director, School Psychology Program

Department Name 
Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling
Office Location 
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 202J
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Additional Contact Info 
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Academic Background

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

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist (New Jersey & Pennsylvania)
  • Certified School Psychologist (New Jersey & Pennsylvania)


Dr. Dombrowski is a versatile researcher, employing complex statistical and research methodology from the psychological, medical and educational fields. He has published over 80 articles/chapters and four books on issues in children’s development and evidence-based 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. He is an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP). Dr. Dombrowski was recently cited as the 12th most prolific researcher in his field.


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 Exceptionality
  • EDPS 530: Psychology of Learning Disability
  • EDPS 508: Cognitive Processes & Learning
  • EDPS 538: Developmental Child Psychopathology
  • EDPS 521: Statistics & Quantitative Analysis
  • EDPS 514: Standardized Measures of Academics and Behavior
  • EDPS 591: Internship in School Psychology