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Shirley Woika

Dr. Shirley A. Woika

Teaching Professor of Education (SPSY)

Phone: 814-863-2421

101A CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Center(s)

  • Dr. Edwin L. Herr Clinic

Biography

Dr. Shirley Woika is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist.  She began her career as a teacher with certificates in both elementary and special education.  She earned a PhD in School Psychology and gained additional experience as a school psychologist.  After completing a special education supervisory certificate and earning her superintendent’s letter of eligibility, she gained supervisory experience as a special education supervisor and central office administrator.  After 24 years in schools, she joined Penn State’s School Psychology Program as a faculty member where she teaches courses in assessment, psychopathology, school law, and supervision, and she supervises students in the on-site clinic and practicum placements. 

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood

Learning

Learning Assessment

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary
Secondary/High School

Individual Difference

Learning Processes

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Measurement

Social Issues

Education and Law

Teacher Preparation

Professional Development Schools
Supervision

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Clinical Supervision
School Psychology

Organizational Management

Administration
Legal

Special Education

AD/HD
Autism
Mild Disabilities
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