Alumnus Aaron Haddock of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been appointed as Associate Professor of Practice in the Psychology Department and Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives and Programs at the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. The Mosakowski Institute envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults are supported in developing the social and emotional skills they need to be successful in school and in life.
Haddock earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology in 2018, where he had previously earned a MA in School Psychology. In addition to his degrees at UCSB he has an MA in Education from Antioch University and a MA in Liberal Studies from Columbia University. He was honored with a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Vienna. Haddock also holds a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist Credential. After earning his Ph.D. he worked as School Psychologist at Crane Country Day School.
In 2006, Dr. Shane Jimerson, Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP), envisioned and implemented the 2020 Doctoral Scholars Initiative—an effort to prepare at least twenty school psychology Ph.D. students, of whom 50% would be from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups, for faculty positions in the field of school psychology by the year 2020. Fourteen years later, the goal has already been surpassed as 30 CCSP alumni—including Dr. Haddock—have earned academic faculty positions across the country.