Team member biographies: Todd Savage, Ph.D. & Scott Woitaszewski, Ph.D.

 

Todd Savage, Ph.D., NCSP

Interests include: Culturally-responsive education; culturally-responsive psychology; social justice issues; cooperative learning; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues as they apply to school and counseling settings.

Dr. Savage joined the faculty of the school psychology program at UWRF in 2008, after serving as an assistant professor and the director of training in the school psychology program at New Mexico State University. He has experience as an adjunct professor in the school psychology program at the University of Kentucky and as a consultant for the Bethune Institute for Culturally Responsive Education in Lexington, Kentucky. Through this position, Dr. Savage has participated in teams conducting school cultural audits to assist buildings in their efforts to reach all students.  Dr. Savage has conducted numerous trainings and observations pertaining to culturally responsive teaching. His research interests include culturally responsive education, social justice issues, cooperative learning, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Dr. Savage teaches courses in school consultation and collaboration; psychoeducational appraisal and intervention; diversity, social, and cultural issues; and practicum seminars and supervision. He also co-teaches an introductory course in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues at the undergraduate level. Dr. Savage was named the outstanding faculty member of the College of Education and Professional Studies at UW-RF in 2009.

 

Scott Woitaszewski, Ph.D.

Interests include: Measuring school intervention effectiveness, change leadership in schools, resiliency in children with disabilities, intervention assistance team effectiveness, and behavioral interventions

Dr. Woitaszewski joined the UW-RF faculty in 2002, following a year of teaching in the psychology department at St. Olaf College. He has experience as a practicing school psychologist in Minnesota and he currently is the Program Director of the UWRF school psychology program.   Dr. Woitaszewski is responsible for the supervision of school psychology internship students, and he teaches coursework on emotional and behavioral functioning, research and statistics, and psychoeducational appraisal and intervention. His scholarly interests include the study of educator collaboration, emotional and behavioral interventions in schools, and intervention assistance teams. Dr. Woitaszewski has served on the College of Education Diversity committee has chaired the committee. Together with Dr. Savage, he presented at the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association conference on the use of RtI for diverse learners. Dr. Woitaszewski was named the outstanding faculty member of the UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies in 2007.

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