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Amanda Lannie, PhD Drexel University School of Education
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program Director, Special Education

Amanda Lannie, PhD, BCBA-D


PhD in Psychology, Syracuse University
MS in Psychology, Syracuse University
BS in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Program Affiliation

MS, Applied Behavior Analysis
MS, Special Education


  • Garbacz, S. A., Lannie, A. L., Jeffrey-Pearsall, J. L., & Truckenmiller, A. J. (2015). Strategies for effective coaching. Preventing School Failure, 59, 263-273.
  • Lannie, A. L. & McCurdy, B. L. (2010). Conduct disorder: Information for parents. In A. S. Canter, L. Z. Paige, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III (3rd ed.; pp. S-4H14 1-4). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Lannie, A. L., Codding, R. S., McDougal, J. L., & Meier, S. (2010). The use of change-sensitive measures to assess school-based therapeutic interventions: Linking theory to practice at the tertiary level. School Psychology Forum, 4(2), 1-14.
  • McCurdy, B. L., Lannie, A. L., & Barnabas, E. R. (2009). Reducing disruptive behavior in an urban school cafeteria: An extension of the Good Behavior Game. Journal of School Psychology, 47, 39-54.
  • Lannie, A. L. & Martens, B. K. (2008). Targeting performance dimensions in sequence according to the Instructional Hierarchy: Effects on children’s math work within a self-monitoring program. Journal of Behavioral Education, 17, 356-375.


  • McCurdy, B. L., Lannie, A. L., & Jeffrey-Pearsall, J. L. (2011). Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral concerns. In T.M. Lionetti, E.P. Snyder, and R.W. Christner (Eds.), A practical guide to building professional competencies in school psychology (pp. 121-140). New York: Springer.


  • Kendorski, J.G., Lannie, A.L., & Tresco, K.E. (2017). Positive approaches to behavior change in school settings. In David Festinger (chair), Carrots taste better than sticks: Positive reinforcement for behavior change. Symposium presented at the 2017 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Lannie, A. L., Kendorski, J. G. & Tresco, K. E. (2017). Monitoring fidelity at Tier 1: Utilization of self-management techniques. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, Denver, CO.
  • Lannie, A. L., Jeffrey-Pearsall, J., & Garbacz, S. A. (2014). Coaching, consultation, or just practice: Supporting teachers in the classroom. Paper presented at the Annual National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Blaze, J. B., Lannie, A. L., Ritvalsky, K., & McCurdy, B. L. (2013). Praise ratio vs. rate: A behavioral comparison in emotional/behavioral disorders classrooms. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Diego, CA.
  • Garbacz, S. A., Lannie, A. L., Truckenmiller, A., & Jeffrey-Pearsall, J. L. (2013). Best practices for coaching teachers: Process, strategies, and recommendations. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Diego, CA.
  • Lannie, A. L. & Lawson, T. (2013). Coaching teachers of students with EBD to implement classroom management skills. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Diego, CA.
  • School-based consultation
  • System-wide interventions as a mechanism for delivering supports to all students
  • Designing effective and efficient interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; 2016-2018; Assistant Professor
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute School Programs; 2014-2016; Psychologist
  • Devereux Center for Effective Schools; 2004-2013; Research Psychologist

    Professional Credentials:
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral
  • Certified School Psychologist in Pennsylvania
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and Pennsylvania
Dr. Amanda Lannie received her PhD in School Psychology from Syracuse University. She has professional experience as a consultant, trainer, applied researcher, and building-level psychologist. She has worked extensively in public schools and alternative education settings to improve the academic and behavioral outcomes of all students through the adoption and implementation of effective and efficient academic and behavioral interventions.