Faculty and Staff
Deborah K. Kundert, PhD, NCSP
University of Wisconsin
Prior to joining the faculty at University at Albany in 1986, Dr. Kundert was on the faculty at Oklahoma State University and worked as a practicing school psychologist. Currently serving as Director of the School Psychology program, her major research interests relate to training issues and practice in school psychology, and she has published a variety of journal articles and book chapters on these topics. A licensed psychologist, she completed post-doctoral training in child and adult neuropsychology, and consults with a local agency. She teaches courses in Psychoeducational Assessment, Developmental Neuropsychology, Personality, and Field Training.
David N. Miller, PhD
Certified School Psychologist
Dr. Miller joined the faculty in 2004 after working as a school psychologist in both public and alternative school settings. His research and teaching interests focus on the school-based prevention and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems and the promotion of mental health and wellness in children and adolescents. He is especially interested in youth suicidal behavior and related child and adolescent internalizing problems, particularly issues in school-based suicide prevention. He has authored several journal articles and book chapters on these topics, and is author of the book Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention (2011) and lead author of Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School (2010). Courses taught by Dr. Miller include Introduction to School Psychology, Behavioral Consultation and Intervention, Developmental Psychopathology, Prevention and Health Promotion, and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.
Callen E. Kostelnik, PsyD, NCSP
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Field Training
University at Albany, State University of New York
Dr. Kostelnik joined the faculty in 2015. Prior to that, she was on the faculty at Alfred University and most recently completed risk assessments and expert court testimony for the New York State Office of Mental Health, Division of Forensic Services. Currently, Dr. Kostelnik serves as the university supervisor for second year students completing the practicum experience and third year students completing their internships and school field placements. She also teaches courses in social-emotional assessment and social psychology. Dr. Kostelnik’s major research interests include parental involvement in education, juvenile sex offenders, resiliency, and training issues in school psychology.
Benjamin G. Solomon, PhD
Licensed Health Service Psychologist
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. Solomon joined the faculty in 2015. He earned his PhD in school psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2011. Prior to joining us, he was an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University where he co-directed the OSU School Psychology Center. His primary research interests are research methods and statistics for school psychology, intervention efficiency/instructional time, and direct assessment. Dr. Solomon will teach courses in psychoeducational assessments.