Deborah Schussler

Deborah Schussler

Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
School of Education


Catskill 351

EdD, Vanderbilt University

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Deborah Schussler is a professor in the Department of Educational Policy & Leadership. She joined the University at Albany faculty in 2023. Dr. Schussler uses an implementation science lens to investigate the development of educators’ dispositions and social-emotional competencies and the impact of mindfulness-based interventions on the resilience and well-being of educators and students. She has partnered with educators and school districts across the country on grants totaling over $10 million, and she has published dozens of articles and book chapters in a wide variety of outlets including Mindfulness, Journal of Teacher Education, and Psychology in the Schools. She is an associate editor of Mindfulness.