Elana Wolkoff Elana Wolkoff, PhD, LEP

elana_wolkoff@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Assistant Professor, School Psychology Department
  • Associate Director of Field Education, School Psychology Department

Degrees

  • PhD, School Psychology, Northeastern University
  • EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • BA, Hampshire College

Teaching

  • Children and Adolescents with Special Needs (SN 512)
  • Consultation in Schools (CO 650)
  • Clinical Seminars III & IV (FP 601; FP 602)
  • Internship Seminar (CS 702)

Research and Practice Interests

  • School and parent consultation
  • Educational equity
  • Program development, particularly in urban charter schools
  • Self-regulation and executive functioning
  • Growth mindset
  • Chronic absenteeism and school refusal
  • Field supervision of interns and practicum students

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Educational Psychologist (Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services)
  • Licensed School Psychologist (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Special Education Teacher K-12 (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)

Publications and Presentations

Recent Presentations

Wolkoff, E. (2017, July). Understanding, preventing and treating school refusal and truancy. Presented at Center for Professional Innovation (CPI), Mansfield, MA.

Wolkoff, E. & Jocoby, S. (2017, June). Integrating self-care into supervision. Presented at the 2017 Massachusetts Trainers of School Psychology Supervision Institute, William James College, Newton, MA.

Wolkoff, E. (2016, November). Understanding, preventing and treating school refusal and truancy. Presented for Center for Professional Innovation (CPI) Hyannis, MA.

Wolkoff, E., Silva, A., & Feinberg, A. (2016, June). Mentoring and teaching: Fostering student development over time. Presented at the 2016 Massachusetts Trainers of School Psychology Supervision Institute, William James College, Newton, MA.

Wolkoff, E. (2016, June). Understanding, preventing and treating school refusal and truancy. Presented for Family Resource Centers (FRConnect), Sturbridge, MA.

Wolkoff, E. (2016, April). Understanding, preventing and treating school refusal and truancy. Presented for Center for Professional Innovation (CPI), Chelmsford, MA.

Wolkoff, E. & Silva, A. (2015, May). Weaving resiliency into the fabric of school communities. Presented at the 2nd Annual Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience Conference, William James College, Newton, MA.

Wornum, K. & Wolkoff, E. (2014, January). Talking to your children about race. Presented at the Wellesley Mothers Forum, Wellesley, MA.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

Professional Leadership:

  • Chair, Task Force for a Strategic Plan on Diversity and Inclusion at William James College
  • Chair, William James College Faculty Diversity Committee
  • Member, William James College Black Mental Health Initiative Committee

Work Experience:

  • Educational Consultant, Boston area charter schools
  • Professional Development, public and private K-12 schools

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • School Psychologist, Wellesley Public Schools
  • Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern University
  • Founding Member and Director of Student Support, South Boston Harbor Academy Charter
  • School (later Boston Collegiate Charter School)
  • School Psychologist, Cambridge, MA
  • Special Education Teacher, Somerville, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association

Community Engagement

  • Trained Volunteer for American Red Cross Disaster Relief
  • Participant, Boston Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity
  • Special Education Parent Consultant