PhD, LP, NCSP
University of South Dakota
Dr. Oyen, PHD, LP, NCSP, is the Program Director and an Associate Professor of School Psychology for the University of South Dakota. She is also a Licensed Psychologist in the State of South Dakota. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Oyen was a practicing rural school psychologist for ten years.
Dr. Oyen is a state coordinator for Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Positive Behavior Interventions and Support project in the State of South Dakota and sat on the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee as a Governor appointee. Dr. Oyen’s research focuses on risk and protective factors that lead to student outcomes as well as the role of advocacy in public service settings. Her peer-reviewed research has been published in Contemporary School Psychology, School Psychology Review, Psychological Services, and The Rural Educator.
In addition, she is a Past-President and Past-Chair of Government Professional Relations for the South Dakota Association of School Psychologists and is currently the Government Professional Relations Committee Chair for the National Association of School Psychologists.