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Dr. Angela Bloomquist

Education

  • B.S.: Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed.: Educational Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Educational Specialist in School Psychology: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • D.Ed.: School Psychology with specialization in family-school relations, IUP

Biography

Dr. Bloomquist was certified as a school psychologist in 1997 and began working in the field of school psychology in the greater Pittsburgh area. For eight years, she worked as the single full-time school psychologist in the Montour School District in McKees Rocks, Pa.

During this time, she was highly invested in special education identification and program evaluation, provided ongoing workshops and individual consultation to educational professionals, implemented a school-wide bullying prevention program, developed a crisis-response team, worked to establish district norms using curriculum-based measurement and created a videotape titled "Introduction to the IEP" for parents to review in order to better understand special education procedures and to facilitate family-school relationships. 

She was invited to teach Educational Psychology as a teaching associate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for three semesters beginning in 1997. In 2005, she joined the faculty at IUP as a temporary assistant professor. She also served as the acting co-coordinator of the Peer Educator Program within IUP's Learning Enhancement Center and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. 

In 2008, she accepted a full-time tenure-track position at Cal U as assistant professor in the Psychology Department. Bloomquist is both the host and an educational consultant for "Meet Me at the Great Tree," an original children's television program produced by the National Network of Digital Schools. This public service announcement is designed to get preschool and kindergarten children excited about learning and literacy.

Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Learning
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Principles of Instructional Design
  • Advanced Tests and Measurement

Research Interests

Bloomquist has begun to establish a research agenda at Cal U in the area of professional training issues in school psychology

Service Learning Projects

  • Serves as a National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) program reviewer for school psychology graduate programs across the nation
  • Presents NASP'S PREPaRE curriculum to educators in Pennsylvania. PREPaRE is a three-day, comprehensive program designed to prepare schools to prevent and respond to crisis situations
  • Works as a school psychologist/educational consultant for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Psychology

Academic Program(s)

  • B.A. Psychology
  • M.S. School Psychology

Contact Information

Email:
bloomquist@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-4488

Office:
Morgan Hall 325

Quotable

"Our experienced faculty provide students with robust opportunities to interact with clients through practicum, clinic and internship experiences. Our practitioner-based approach prepares candidates for the realities of practicing school psychologists."

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