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Kari Oyen

Kari Oyen

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGY IN EDUCATION

Delzell Education Center 209E

Phone: (605) 658-6630

Email: Kari.Oyen@usd.edu

Bio:

Kari A. Oyen, PhD, LP, NCSP, is the Program Director and Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota.


Teaching Interests:

School Psychology Practicum, Systems Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Child Psychopathology, Behavior Interventions, Principles and Practices of School Psychology, Clinic Practicum, School Psychology Internship and Personality and Behavior Assessment


Research Interests:

Rural School Psychology, Comprehensive Behavioral and Mental Health Services in Rural Settings, Systems Prevention and Impact on Student Outcomes, and Trauma/Abuse/Neglect and the Impact on Student Outcomes


Education:

  • Ph D, School Psychology, The University of South Dakota, 2016
  • Ed.S., School Psychology, The University of South Dakota, 2008
  • BA, Psychology, Augustana University, 2005

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licensed Psychologist, South Dakota Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • South Dakota School Psychology Certification, South Dakota Department of Education
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist, National Association of School Psychologists

Grants:

  • SD Disaster Relief Grant, SAMHSA. (2021 - 2022)
  • South Dakota Disaster Relief Grant, SAMHSA. (2020 - 2021)
  • Social Demographic Characteristics and Disability Types Associated with Child Maltreatment in South Dakota, University of South Dakota School of Education School Psychology Program. Grant Role: Principal. (2020 - Present)
  • Understanding the Landscape of Child Maltreatment in Rural Settings, Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. Grant Role: Principal. (2019 - Present)
  • Idaho Rural PBIS Implementation Project, Department of Defense. Grant Role: Other. (2018 - 2024)
  • Factors That Help New Teachers Persist to Teaching in Rural Settings., BUsh Foundation in Sub-contract with NDSU. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2018)
  • The Mediating Role of Teacher Self-Efficacy., School of Education. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2018)

Publications:

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  • Oyen, Kari, and Schweinle, Amy. Factors that Help New Teachers Persist to Teaching in Rural Settings: Impact in Rural Environments. The Rural Educator, 2021.
  • Eklund, Katie, Burns, Matt, Oyen, Kari, DeMarchena, Sarah, and McCollum, Elizabeth. An examination of school quality through the lens of attendance: A meta-analytic review. School Psychology Review, 2020. (DOI: doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2020.1789436)
  • Oyen, Kari. NASP Standards Writing Team Member. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists, 2020.
  • Oyen, Kari A.. Transforming best practices into actions that can make a difference. Edited by John Desrochers, 6-7. Vol. 45, Iss. 8. Bethesda, MD: Communique, 2017.
  • Goforth, Anisa, and Oyen, Kari A.. Best Practices in Promoting Equitable Services and Social Justice in Rural Schools. In Best Practices in School Psychology, 7th edition, edited by P. Harrison, S. Proctor, and A. Thomas..
  • Oyen, Kari, Eklund, Katie, and von der Embse, Nathaniel. The Landscape of Advocacy in Public Schools: The Role of School Psychologists. Washington, D.C.: Psychological Services.
  • Oyen, Kari A., and Wollersheim-Shervey, Sarah. An Examination of Critical Elements of Positive Frameworks: Impact in Rural Environments for School-based Practitioners. Contemporary School Psychology.
  • Oyen, Kari A.. Challenges unique to rural school psychology. In Introduction to School Psychology, edited by Dr. Matt Burns. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Awards and Honors:

  • President's Executive Leadership Institute Fellow, University of South Dakota, 2021
  • Spirit of Charlie, The President's Celebration of University Leadership, 2020
  • President's Certificate of Achievement, National Association of School Psychologists, 2019
  • Excellence in Service Award, University of South Dakota School of Education, 2019
  • School Psychologist of the Year, South Dakota Association of School Psychologists, 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award, Center for Disabilities-USD Sanford School of Medicine, 2014

Presentations:

  • Chesnut, Steven, Hajovsky, Daniel, Oyen, Kari, Curtin, Susan. Teacher-Student Relationship Quality and Math Achievement: The Mediating Role of Teacher Self-Efficacy. Presented at the AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, Conference Cancelled. (April 2020)
  • Oyen, Kari, Strobach, Kelly. Capitol hill update. Presented at the NASP Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. (February 20, 2020)
  • Kuznik, Anna, Oyen, Kari. Factors that lead to child maltreatment in rural settings.. Presented at the NASP Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. (February 20, 2020)
  • Oyen, Kari, Faustino, Peter. Tweet, tweet. Using social media to advocate to decision-makers. Presented at the NASP Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. (February 20, 2020)
  • Sam, Kiva, Oyen, Kari, Hajovsky, Daniel, Kocisko, David. A systematic review of child maltreatment and executive functioning. Presented at the NASP Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. (February 18, 2020)
  • Oyen, Kari. The Impact of Trauma on Problem Behavior: Considerations for School-Based Professionals. Presented at the 19th Annual Community Response Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 4, 2019)
  • Oyen, Kari. Advancing the value of your role and best practices for children: Ignite your inner advocate!. Presented at the Nebraska School Psychologist's Association Annual Fall Conference, Lincoln, NE. (October 3, 2019)
  • Oyen, Kari, Cowan, Kathy. Building grassroots advocacy: Promoting role to decision-makers.. Presented at the Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC. (July 16, 2019)
  • Oyen, Kari, Baker, Paul. Igniting grassroots advocacy for the colorado society of school psychologists.. Presented at the State Advocacy Training, Denver, CO. (June 19, 2019)
  • Oyen, Kari, Faustino, Peter. Tweet, tweet. Using social media to advocate to decision-makers.. Presented at the NASP Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. (March 1, 2019)
  • Cowan, Kathy, Strobach, Kelly, Oyen, Kari, Dockweiler, Katie. Promoting your role & enhancing your value with decision-makers.. Presented at the NASP Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. (February 26, 2019)
  • Oyen, Kari. Advancing the Value of Your Role and Best Practices for Children: Ignite Your Inner Advocate!. Presented at the OSPA Annual Fall Conference, Edmund, OK. (November 2, 2018)
  • Cowan, Kathy, Oyen, Kari, Dockweiler, Katie. Promoting Your Role & Enhancing Your Value With Decision-Makers. Presented at the NASP 2018 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. (February 15, 2018)
  • Kuznik, Annie, Oyen, Kari. Strengths and Limitations of a Rural College Access Program. Presented at the NASP 2018 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. (February 14, 2018)
  • Oyen, Kari A., Strobach, Kelly. Navigating ESSA for school based mental health providers. Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, National Harbor, MD. (October 19, 2017)
  • Oyen, Kari A., Von De Embse, Nate. Achieving policy solutions with effective grassroots advocacy. Presented at the National Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC. (July 18, 2017)
  • Cowan, Kathy, Oyen, Kari. Advancing school psychologists as highly qualified mental and behavioral health providers. Presented at the NASP 2017 Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX. (February 2017)
  • Oyen, Kari A., Wollersheim-Shervey, Sarah. Positive behavior interventions and supports for rural schools. Presented at the NASP 2017 Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX. (February 2017)