Erin Rappuhn

Assistant Professor of Education

ELC 310

Dr. Erin Rappuhn is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Eastern University, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Rappuhn earned a BA in Psychology and a BA in Elementary and Special Education at Providence College.  Dr. Rappuhn went on to earn her MA and PhD in School Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Rappuhn has provided psychological services through assessment, consultation and coaching, individual and group therapy/intervention, systemic consultation and data analysis, family therapy, parent coaching/training, and professional development training. She has supported children, adolescents, educators, and families within the school setting and within clinical settings, with diverse experiences within early childhood, elementary, middle school, secondary, and collegiate levels. Dr. Rappuhn’s research interests focus on prevention, early identification, and intervention for behavioral and social-emotional difficulties in young children.  Understanding risk factors and protective factors in childhood, as well as finding ways to make prevention and intervention more accessible and universal for all children, is a primary interest area for her. Coaching and consultation with educators, parents, and family members in ways to effectively support children is an area of passion for Dr. Rappuhn.

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, Michigan State University
  • M.A., School Psychology, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Elementary and Special Education, Providence College
  • B.A., Psychology, Providence College
Classes Taught
  • SCSP 503
  • EDUC 234
  • EDUC 201
  • EDUC 385
Research Interests

Dr. Rappuhn’s research focuses on the following areas:

  • Prevention, early identification, and early intervention
  • Risk factors and protective factors in early childhood
  • Social-emotional and behavioral intervention programs
  • Provision of universal social-emotional and behavioral supports/programs
Professional Associations
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP)
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Research Presentations and Publications:

  • Moran, E., & Carlson, J.S. (2011, February).  Relationships between economic stress, early childhood risk, and protective factors.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Sportsman, E. L., Wong, E. D., Girard, K. S., & Moran, E. P. (2011, February). Development of Executive Functioning Through Participation in a Music Program.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Seif, E., Moran, E., Barterian, J., Watson, G., Fish, H., & Carlson, J.  (2011, August).  The state of evidence of psychotropic medications for internalizing disorders in the preschool populations.  Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Conklin, C., Ham, H., Moran, E., Seif, E. (2011, October). Wraparound in Michigan: Evaluation and Fidelity to the Model. Presentation given at the Michigan Systems of Care Conference, Lansing, MI. 
  • Moran, E., Seif, E., Carlson, J., Conklin, C., & Shepherd, M.  (2012, February).  Positive outcomes associated with the Michigan Wraparound Evaluation Project. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Watson, G., Fish, H., Barterian, J., Moran, E., & Seif, E. (2012, August). Risperidone for conduct problems: A review of the evidence and guidance for future research. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Moran, E., Tableman, B., & Carlson, J. S. (2012). School Climate and Learning. In N. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 2962-2966). New York, NY Springer Publishing Co.
  • Barterian, J., Rappuhn, E., Seif, E.L., Watson, G., Ham, H. & Carlson, J.S. (2014, January). Current State of Evidence for Medication Treatment of Preschool Internalizing Disorders, The Scientific World Journal, 2014, 1-8. doi: 10.1155/2014/286085.
  • Rappuhn, E.P. (2014, December). The Effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Group Training on Teacher Strategy Use, Classroom Environment, Relationships, and Student Internalizing Behavior, Michigan State University Dissertation Library.