Jamie Zibulsky

Associate Professor
Associate Director of School Psychology Training;
Director of MA/Certification Training 

School of Psychology  - Metropolitan Campus

Jamie Zibulsky is an  Associate Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and directs the university’s School Psychology MA/Certification program. As a school psychologist, she focuses on collaborating with teachers and parents to support children’s reading acquisition and assisting school districts with adoption of the Response to Intervention model of service delivery. Her current research focuses on the interaction between early reading skills and behavioral development, the best strategies for parents to use when supporting young readers, and teacher professional development efforts in the area of literacy. Jamie’s research team provides reading workshops to caregivers of young children throughout New York and New Jersey in order to help improve the quality and quantity of shared reading at home. She received the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Award from Division 16 of the American Psychological Association.

Jamie is co-author, with Dr. Anne Cunningham, of Book Smart: How to Support and Develop Successful, Motivated Readers, a how-to guide for parents rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that must be fostered in young children. The goal of this book is to help parents recognize how much the everyday conversations and activities they engage in help foster reading development, and to answer commonly asked questions about how children become successful, motivated readers.   Book Smart, published in January 2014, was chosen as a Mom’s Choice Award honoree, an IndieFab Book of the Year Award finalist, and a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) GOLD award winner. It also received a 1st Runner-Up prize in the Eric Hoffer Award Home category and was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize.


Short Abstract

University College
School of Psychology
1000 River Road, (T-WH1-01)
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Education: University of California, Berkeley 2009

Theoretical Orientation: Developmental; Eclectic 

Practice Specialties: School-based prevention and intervention programs; Psychoeducational assessment; Educational consultation

Research Interests: Early literacy development; Early social-emotional development; Teacher knowledge and professional development