Ph.D., School Psychology, Syracuse University
M.S., Psychology, Syracuse University
B.A., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Predoctoral Internship: Jamesville-Dewitt School District and Elmcrest Children’s Center
Licensure: Psychologist (NY)
Benjamin J. Lovett, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Education in the School Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He teaches courses on psychological testing and on the legal and ethical framework for school psychology practice. He is a licensed psychologist in New York State and serves as a consultant to schools and testing agencies. He has over 100 publications including his 2015 book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Research-Based Practice, published by the American Psychological Association press. In addition, he co-authored the 5th edition of History of Psychology (Cambridge University Press) with David Hothersall. Finally, and most recently, he published Practical Psychometrics, a brief text and reference book, with Guilford Press. He earned his doctorate in school psychology at Syracuse University.
Dr. Lovett’s current research interests fall into 3 categories:
Dr. Lovett will NOT be accepting external PhD students for Fall 2024.
Lovett, B. J., & Lewandowski, L. J. (2015). Testing accommodations for students with disabilities: Research-based practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.
Hothersall, D., & Lovett, B. J. (2022). History of psychology. (5th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Lovett, B. J. (2023). Practical psychometrics: A guide for test users. Guilford Press.
Lovett, B. J. (in press). Objectivity or advocacy? The ethics of the scout mindset in psychoeducational assessment. Psychological Injury and Law.
Lovett, B. J., Spenceley, L. M., & Lewandowski, L. J. (in press). Response validity in psychoeducational assessment: A primer for school psychologists. Contemporary School Psychology.
Lovett, B. J., Spenceley, L. M., Schaberg, T. M., & Best, H. (in press). Response validity in psychoeducational evaluations: Results from a national survey of school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools.
Lovett, B. J., Harrison, A. G., & Armstrong, I. T. (2022). Processing speed and timed academic skills in children with learning problems. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 11(3), 320-327.
Spenceley, L. M., Wood, W. L. M., & Lovett, B. J. (2022). Using the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities to detect feigned ADHD. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 29(3), 324-332.
Lovett, B. J. (2021). Educational accommodations for students with disabilities: Two equity-related concerns. Frontiers in Education, 6, 795266. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2021.795266/full
Lovett, B. J., Ferrier, D. E., Wang, X., & Jordan, A. H. (2021). ASRS screener ratings in college students: Concurrent validity and test-retest reliability. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 39(8), 1015-1019.
Potts, H. E., Lewandowski, L. J., & Lovett, B. J. (2021). The Multidimensional ADHD rating scale: A measure of symptoms, impairment, and symptom validity. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 43, 426-436.