John Willis Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

John O. Willis, Ed.D, SAIFBack-Button
419 Sand Hill Road
Peterborough, NH 03458-1616
(603) 924-0993

johnzerowillis@yahoo.com


1996 – Regional Services and Education Center, Inc., Amherst, NH: Consultant (part-time).

1974 – 1996 Assessment Specialist.

1987 – 1988 Acting Executive Director.

1976 – 1989 Director, Psychoeducational Services.

1989 – Grad. Dept. of Education, Rivier College, Nashua, NH: Senior Lecturer in Assessment (part-time).

1980 – 1989 Lecturer (part-time).

1969 – 1974 Crotched Mountain School, Greenfield, NH: Teacher, Educational Evaluator.

1972 – 1973 Acting Executive Director.

1972 – 1974 Director, Student Personnel Services.

1976 – 1984 Antioch/New England Graduate School; University System of NH: Adjunct Faculty (occasional courses).

1968 – 1969 Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA: Teaching Fellow (part-time).

1966 – 1968 Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Research Assistant (part-time).


Education EdD in Education, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1983.

AB, magna cum laude in Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1968.


PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals

Dumont, R., Farr, L. P., Willis, J. O., McCarthy, T., & Price, L. (In press). The relationship between the Differential Ability Scales (DAS) and the Woodcock-Johnson Revised-Cognitive (WJ-R COG) for a Sample of Referred Children. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment (4).

Dumont, R. P., Farr, L. P., Willis, J. O., & Whelley, P. (1998). 30-second interval performance on the Coding subtest of the WISC-III: Further evidence of WISC folklore? Psychology in the Schools, 35 (2).

Dumont, R. P. & Willis, J. O. (1995). Intrasubtest scatter on the WISC-III for various clinical samples vs. the standardization sample: An examination of WISC folklore. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 13, 271-285.

Other Articles, Books, Chapters, and Papers

Dumont, R. P., & Willis, J. O. (1993). Random testing myths. NHASP Protocol, Newsletter of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, 11 (3), 6.

Dumont, R. P. & Willis, J. O. (1994). Short form tests: Thoughts by Cisco and Eggbert. The Protocol, Newsletter of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, 13 (1), 1, 9-10.

Dumont, R. & Willis, J. O. (1995) “The Dumont Willis Extra Easy Evaluation Battery (DWEEEB) by Cisco and Eggbert. “The Protocol, Newsletter of the NH Association of School Psychologists, 13, 1, 9-10

Dumont, R. P., Willis, J. O., Farr, L. P., & McCarthy, T. (1997). Software review: The multimedia I.Q. test for adults. Communiqué, 26, 3, 25.

Dumont, R. P., Willis, J. O., Farr, L. P., & McCarthy, T. (1997). Self-administered, computerized home IQ testing: There’s less there than meets the eye. Communiqué, 26, 1, 28-30.

Region 9 Task Group (1976). A position statement on nonbiased assessment of culturally different children. Hightstown, NJ: Northeast Regional Resource Center.

Willis, J. O. (1972). Practical skills inventory. Greenfield, NH: Crotched Mountain Foundation. [Published in Vietnamese by U.S.A.I.D. (1973)]

Willis, J. O. (1976). The last special class. New Hampshire Personnel and Guidance Journal, 4, (2), 11.

Willis, J. O. (1976). Grading handicapped students. New Hampshire Personnel and Guidance Journal, 4, (2), 6.

Willis, J. O. (1977). Overall achievement test: Cumulative evaluation reflecting educational ability level. New Hampshire Personnel and Guidance Journal, 6 (1), 9.

Willis, J. O. (1983/1984). Use of the WISC-R for identification and description of children with relatively high nonverbal abilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 45, 815A. [Doctoral dissertation, Vanderbilt University]

Willis, J. O. (1990). Guide to identification of learning disabilities. Concord, NH: NH Dept. of Ed.

Willis, J. O. (1991). Achievement test developed by John Willis. In Power, P. W. A guide to vocational assessment, 2nd ed.

Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, pp. 285-297.

Willis, J. O. (1994) Diagnosis: Developing informed reading assessments and interpretations. In S. Brody (Ed.). Teaching reading: Language, letters, and thought. Milford, NH: LARC Publishing.

Willis, J. O. (1996). A practitioner’s reaction to McGrew & Flanagan and Kaufman. Communiqué, 24 (3), 15, 17

Willis, J. O. (1998). Post-otitis auditory dysfunction. NHASP Protocol, Newsletter of the NH Assoc. of School Psychologists, 17 (1), 6, 7, 9. Reprinted 1999 in The School Psychologist, NY Assoc. of School Psychologists, XVII (2), 10, 27.

Willis, J. O. & Dumont, R. P. (1994). In God we trust, all others bring your data. Communiqué, 22 (8), 13-15.

Willis, J. O. & Dumont, R. P. (1997). OWLS: Additional comments (test review). Communiqué, 25 (5), 21.

Willis, J. O. & Dumont, R. P. (1998). Guide to identification of learning disabilities, 1998 New York Edition. Acton, MA: Copley Custom Publishing.

Willis, J. O., Dumont, R. P., & Cruse, C. L. (1996). Test review: The Mini-Battery of Achievement. Communiqué, 25 (1), 22.

Willis, J. O., Dumont, R. P., & Cruse, C. L. (1997). Review of Woodcock-McGrew-Werder Mini-Battery of Achievement. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 15, 3, 270-280.


CERTIFICATIONS AND LISTINGS

NH Dept. of Education: Teacher: Learning Disabilities and Physically Handicapped; General Special Education; Director, Pupil Personnel Services; Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning.

NH Dept. of Employment Security: General Aptitude Test Battery; Nonverbal Aptitude Test Battery.

Who’s Who in America. Who’s Who in American Education. Who’s Who in the East.

Psi Chi (national honorary society in psychology), elected 1967.


MEMBERSHIPS

Editorial Advisory Board, Psychology in the Schools.

National Association of School Psychologists, affiliate member.

New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, affiliate member.

Learning Disabilities Association.

Southern Poverty Law Center.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Certificate of Appreciation, NH Association of School Psychologists 8/98.

Monadnock Workshop, Peterborough, NH: Vice Chair and Secretary, Board of Directors, 1974 – 1978.

Monadnock Community Day Care Center, Peterborough, NH: Treasurer, Board of Directors, 1972 – 1973.

United Cerebral Palsy, Tompkins County, NY: volunteer 1964 – 1968; Volunteer of the Year, 1968.

Rockingham School, Exeter, NH: volunteer 1962 – 1964.

Pro bono consultations for parents of students with disabilities.


SELECTED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

07/99 Special Education Assessment with Jennifer Pascarella, EdS. Franklin Pierce College

06/99 Guide to Identification of Learning Disabilities Syracuse (NY) Special Services and with Ron Dumont, EdD. American Guidance Service

05/99 Identification of Learning Disabilities. Epping and Freemont (NH) School Districts

04/99 Modifications for College Students with Learning Disabilities. Marlboro College

04/99 Inservice Training on Disabilities with Carol Houde, PhD. (3 sessions) Manchester (NH) West High School

04/99 Specific Learning Disabilities in Adult Students: Keynote address; NH Planning and Sharing Conference on Adults Teaching Adult Students with Learning Disabilities. with Learning Disabilities, Waterville Valley

03/99 Educational Assessment. Fall Mountain (NH) School District

03/99 Special Education Evaluations. Hanover (NH) School District

03/99 Special Education. (3 sessions) Candia (NH) School District

03/99 Take a WRAT to Lunch V. (2 sessions) NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA Conference, Portsmouth, NH

10/98 Guide to Identification of Learning Disabilities with Ron Dumont, EdD. NY Assoc. of School Psychologists The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Ron Dumont, EdD. Syracuse, NY

12/98 When to Refer to Special Education with Ron Dumont, EdD. Developmental Associates, West Seneca, NY

03/98 Learning Styles of the Rich and Famous (Which is what our students will become if we do our job right) Milford (NH) High School

03/98 Statistics for Assessment; Cognitive Abilities and Basic Processes; and Milford (NH) School District Assessment of Achievement. special education staff

03/98 Identification of LD: Assessment of Academic Achievement; Identification of NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA LD: Cognitive Abilities and Basic Processes; and Take a WRAT to Lunch IV, Conference, Portsmouth, NH

11/97 Guide to The Identification of Learning Disabilities in NY; NY Assoc. of School Psychologists A review of the Leiter-R both with Ron Dumont, EdD. Annual Conference, White Plains

03/97 Ameliorated Assessment of Achievement; NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA Das WISC und das DAS; and Take a WRAT to Lunch III. Conference, Portsmouth, NH

01/97 Rational Assessment of Academic Achievement. SAU 21 Staff Development Day, Hampton, NH

11/96 Was is DAS? (WISC vs. DAS). SAU 32,Lebanon, NH

10/96 How to be a More Effective Evaluator with R. Dumont, EdD. NY Assoc. of School Psychologists, Rochester, NY

10/96 Learning Disabilities Workshop. Summit School, Amherst, NH

08/96 Staff Development Workshop. The RSEC Academy, Milford, NH

03/96 Using factors to Interpret Intelligence tests; NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA Triennial Re-evaluations; and Take a WRAT to Lunch II. Conference, Portsmouth, NH

03/96 Instructional Modifications for Students with Disabilities. NH School Social Workers Assoc., Plymouth, NH

12/95 Evaluation with Ron Dumont, EdD. Canton, CT, School District

11/95 Psychoeducational Test Instruments. (continued 1/96) Lebanon, NH, School District

10/95 Bizarre Test Bazaar with Ron Dumont, EdD. NY Association of School Psychologists, Saratoga Springs, NY

09/95 Self-Defense Guide for Psychological Test Statistics. Guest lecture, Rivier College, Nashua, NH

04/95 Useful Interpretation of Reading, Writing, and Math Tests; Useful Interpretation NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA of Intelligence Tests – Beyond the Bell Curve; and Take a WRAT to Lunch. Conference, Portsmouth, NH

03/95 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Learning Disabilities but were Afraid to Ask with Dayle Upham, PhD. Milford, NH, School District

02/95 Regular Classroom Modifications for Disabilities. Brookline, NH, School District

11/94 How to Tell a Test is OK with Ron Dumont, EdD Northern New England School Psych. Conf., Portsmouth, NH

11/94 Learning Styles. Chapter 1 Programs, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, & Mont Vernon, NH 05/94 Communication Skills for Volunteer Coordinators. 15th Ann. School Volunteer/Partnership Conf., Manchester, NH

04/94 Forging a Link Between Reading Assessment and Instruction with Sara Brody, EdD. NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA Curriculum-based and Alternative Assessment Procedures. Conference, Nashua, NH

11/93 Research with Clinical Samples with Ron Dumont, EdD. NH Association of School Psychologists, Durham, NH

10/93 Honesty. Mont Vernon, NH, School District

09/93 Ways to Reach More of the Students More of the Time. Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, NH Opening Day Inservice

09/93 Individualized Programming. Pine Haven Boys Center, Suncook, NH

09/93 WAIS-R. Guest lecture [repeated 11/94]. Assumption College assessment course, Concord, NH

06/93 Wechsler Individual Achievement Test. Governor Wentworth Regional School District, Wolfeboro, NH

05/93 Test Semetary. NH Assoc. of School Psychologists Annual Spring Dinner, Concord, NH

05/93 Learning Disabilities: Challenges and Approaches for the Educator and Unit Teacher.

04/93 I was Just Wondering: Keynote Address; NHASEA/NHCEC/NHPSEA Inattentive Students; and Psychoeducational Assessment. Annual Conference, Nashua, NH

03/93 Managing Health Conditions in the Classroom with Donna Blake, RN & Sanders Burstein, MD Milford, NH

03/93 Interpretation of WISC-III Scores. Governor Wentworth Regional School District, Wolfeboro, NH

03/93 Attention Deficit Disorder. Gilford, NH, School District

02/93 Integrating Special Needs Students. Armand Dupont School, Allenstown, NH

01/93 Managing Inattentive Children in the Classroom. Hollis, NH, School District

01/93 Individualizing for Special Needs. Groveton, NH, School District

01/93 Learning Styles. Society for the Protection of NH Forests Docent Program, Concord, NH

01/93 Classroom Modifications. SAU #1, South Meadow Middle School, Peterborough, NH

11/92 The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly with Ron Dumont, EdD. North. New England School Psych. Conf., Durham, NH

08/92 Let’s Educate All Pupils Following Old Reliable Ways and Revolutionary Departures. SAU 39, Amherst, NH

04/92 Issues in Psycho-educational Assessment; First Annual Topics in Education, Special Education, and Psychology Issues in ADD/ADHD. sponsored by Concord, NH, School District Pupil Personnel Services

04/92 Goals and Objectives for IEPs. SAU 41, Hollis & Brookline, NH

09/91 Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: General Considerations. First NH Joint Conference on Specific Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: Technical Aspects. Learning Disabilities, Plymouth, NH

11/90 Teacher’s Self-Defense Guide to Evaluations. Merrimack, NH, School District

02/90 Children with Higher Non-Verbal Intelligence. Notre Dame College &Easter Seal Society of NH Joint Winter Understanding Psychological Reports. Conference on Education of the Handicapped, Bedford, NH

05/89 If We Can’t Communicate, Let’s Talk to Each Other: Keynote Address Tenth Annual School Volunteer/ Teaching Children Who Learn Nonverbally. Partnership Conf., Manchester, NH

03/89 Learning Disabilities Assessment. NHCEC/NHASEA/NHPSEA Conference, North Conway, NH

04/88 Making Use of Multi-Factor Tests. Rivier College, Nashua, NH

03/88 The Logic of Learning Disabilities Assessment. NHCEC/NHASEA/NHPSEA Conference, North Conway, NH

03/81 Adaptive Intelligence Testing. Third Northern New England Educational Tests,

[repeated Fourth and Fifth Conferences, 1982, 1983]. Measurement, and Evaluation Conference, Plymouth, NH

05/80 Intelligence Testing. Parent Information Center/Council for Exceptional Children, Concord, NH

02/80 Psychometric Testing. Central NH Educational Services Parent Training Program, Concord, NH

09/79 Diagnostic Evaluation NH Assoc. for Children with Learning Disabilities with William Lothrop, PhD & Frederick Berrien, MD Fifth Annual Conference, Manchester, NH

11/76 Nondiscriminatory Assessment with Angela Terry, PhD, & Thomas Taft, PhD CT Assoc. of School Psychologists