Professor Shane Jimerson receives the CASP Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, October 18, 2021
Shane Jimerson with CASP President Jeannine Topalian and CASP Past President Maureen Shroeder

Shane Jimerson with CASP President Jeannine Topalian (l) and CASP Past President Maureen Shroeder (r)

Professor Shane Jimerson of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School recently received the 2021 Sandra Goff Memorial Award from the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP). This lifetime achievement award recognizes long-term distinguished contributions to the field of school psychology in California, the nation, and beyond.

CASP President Jeannine Topalian presented the award at the 2021 CASP conference, where she highlighted many of Jimerson’s distinguished contributions, including: 1) mentoring doctoral and master’s students in school psychology at UC Santa Barbara, 2) his scholarly contributions, including over 30 books, more than 400 publications and more than 400 presentations, and 3) his leadership as President of Division 16 of the American Psychological Association, as President of the International School Psychology Association, as President of the Society for the Study of School Psychology, and as Editor of the School Psychology Review journal, the School Psychology Quarterly journal, and the California School Psychologist journal.

CASP President Topalian highlighted that the nomination materials prepared by Dr. Brent Duncan highlighted the numerous and exemplary contributions of Professor Jimerson to the field of school psychology in California as part of UCSB's Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, in the United States, and around the world. The nomination materials highlighted that Professor Jimerson is widely recognized among the most prolific and preeminent leaders in the field of school psychology.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by CASP and my colleagues,” Professor Jimerson commented upon receiving the award. “It is humbling to join such a distinguished group of previous recipients who have each contributed so much to the field. I am grateful to have had the good fortune of collaborating with so many colleagues at UCSB, CASP, NASP, Division 16 of APA, ISPA, SSSP who are committed to contributing to the future of school psychology.”

In reflecting on his good fortune, Professor Jimerson also highlighted: “The importance of our ongoing efforts to prepare the next generation of school psychologists, faculty and professionals who will support the development of culturally and linguistically diverse children and families in schools throughout California, across the United States, and around the world.”

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