Daniel Volk

Graduate Student, School Psychology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Though I’m interested in a variety of research topics, coursework and practicum experiences continue to help me narrow my interests. Specifically, my interests include student motivation, school climate, multi-tiered assessment practices, and teacher-stress. I’ve worked on a variety of projects that have focused on increasing awareness in these areas and disseminating information and action items for key stakeholders to use.
Specifically, I’ve worked with my adviser Sandra Chafouleas to foster discussion around the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) with school and community mental health providers and to provide examples of successful implementation efforts while attending conferences. This is an ongoing process as we continue to explore additional ways to spark interest and adoption of this model. Additionally, I am working to evaluate a school-climate/mental health screening tool that is currently in place within a local district. My primary goals are to use survey assessments and an interview process to inform meaningful system changes and improve the process of identifying students with significant mental health needs.


Bachelor or Science in Business Administration – 2014 State University of New York at Geneseo
Second Major in Psychology

Master of Arts in Educational Psychology – 2016 University of Connecticut

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Contact Information
Mailing AddressNeag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269