PhD (2000), School Psychology, University of Tennessee
Brian Wilhoit, PhD is a clinical professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling and the director of the Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center. He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee in school psychology in 2000. He is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Tennessee.
Prior to joining the university, he was the director of School Psychology Services at Cherokee Health Systems where he provided direct services in both clinical and school settings.
PhD (2013), University of Tennessee
Carolyn Blondin is a licensed psychologist at the center. She obtained a BA in psychology at Elon University in North Carolina. After graduating, she worked two years as a psychological assistant in Gainesville, Florida. Starting in 2008, she attended the University of Tennessee’s School Psychology PhD program. She received her doctorate in 2013, following a yearlong internship with the Tennessee Internship Consortium. At the KLASS center, Blondin provides assessment, intervention, and consultative services to children and adults. She also provides services as a school psychologist for a rural school district. Her research interests include early academic interventions at the college level and class-wide behavior management.
PhD (2013), University of Tennessee
Charles Galyon is a licensed psychologist who works part time with the KLASS Center. He received a BA in psychology from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in cognitive psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. He returned to the University of Tennessee to pursue a degree in math education prior to being recruited by the School Psychology program. Galyon received his PhD in school psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2013 after completing a one-year internship with Lenoir City Schools.
PhD (2012), North Carolina State University
Julia Mayer is a school psychologist, licensed psychologist, and mother of two young boys. She obtained a BS at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and her MS and PhD at North Carolina State University. Mayer has worked in a variety of settings from schools, community centers, and assisted-living facilities, collaborating with other professionals and parents. She has extensive evaluation and consultation experience regarding educational and clinical disabilities, particularly those related to attention and learning disorders. Mayer has several publications and work experience targeting the facilitation and monitoring of intervention plans.
Licensed School Psychologist
EdS (2015), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Kristyn Laviolette is a school psychologist in Hamblen County Schools. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012 with her B.A. in psychology. She received her Ed.S in school psychology from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Kristyn provides assessment, intervention, and consultative services to students, parents, and school personnel in Hamblen County schools. She enjoys collaborating with educators and parents to promote success for all students. Kristyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and living in the beautiful East Tennessee mountains.
Jiaju “JJ” Wu
EdS (2017), University of Iowa
Jiaju Wu graduated in 2010 from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a B.A. in Psychology. He has achieved an EdS in school psychology and is in his final year of Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa. His research interests include autism and early childhood interventions. He enjoys reading, hiking, and playing basketball.
MS (2014), University of Tennessee
Katie Scott graduated in 2012 from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Katie received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Her research interests include Autism and early childhood interventions, as well as academic interventions for early elementary school students. During internship, Katie hopes to expand upon her skills as a clinician and practitioner in working with the early childhood population.
Clinic Coordinator (Graduate Assistant)
MS (2017), University of Tennessee
Associate Professor and School Psychology Program Coordinator
PhD, Mississippi State University
Christopher H. Skinner
PhD (1989), Lehigh University
R. Steve McCallum
Professor and Department Head
PhD (1979), University of Georgia
Robert L. Williams
PhD (1965), Vanderbilt University