Stephen Kilgus

  • Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • School mental health
  • Treatment of behavioral and emotional concerns
  • Social-emotional and behavioral assessment


Stephen Kilgus received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Connecticut. His primary research interest is in the area of school mental health, with a focus on social-emotional and behavioral intervention and assessment. Kilgus has authored and contributed to the development of a number of assessments, including the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS) and Direct Behavior Ratings (DBR). He has also conducted research regarding targeted interventions for students at risk for mental health concerns. Kilgus currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of School Psychology. In 2016, he received the Lightner Witmer Award for early career scholarship from Division 16 of the American Psychological Association.