Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professor and Director, School Psychology Program
B.A. M.S. Auburn University; Ph.D. George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Licensed Psychologist, State of Alabama #250
National Certification in School Psychology #1287
Keller, P.S., Buckhalt, J.A., & El-Sheikh, M. (2008, in press). Links between family functioning and sleep. Chapter to appear in A. Ivanenko (Ed.). Sleep and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Informa Healthcare.
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., Keller, P. S., & Granger, D. (2007, in press). Children’s objective and subjective sleep disruptions. Links with
afternoon cortisol levels. Health Psychology.
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., Granger, D.A., Erath, S., & Acebo, C. (2007). The association between children’s sleep and afternoon salivary interleukin-6. Journal of Sleep Research, 16, 188-197.
Buckhalt, J.A., Wolfson, A., & El-Sheikh, M. (2007). Children’s sleep, academic performance, and school behavior. NASP Communique, 35, 40-43.
Buckhalt, J.A., El-Sheikh, M., Holthaus, C., Baker, S., & Wolfson, A. (2007). Sleep and school performance: What teachers and parents can
do. NASP Communique, 35, (insert), 2-3.
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., Keller, P., Cummings M., & Acebo, C. (2007). Child emotional insecurity and academic achievement: The role
of sleep disruptions. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 29-38.
Buckhalt, J.A., El-Sheikh, M, & Keller. P. (2007) Children’s sleep and cognitive functioning: Race and socioeconomic status as moderators of
effects. Child Development, 78, 213-231.
R., Ehrler, D., & Buckhalt, J.A. (2007).
5-FFPI-C: Five Factor Personality Inventory for Children.
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., Cummings, E.M., & Keller, P. (2007). Sleep disruptions and emotional insecurity are pathways of risk for children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48, 88-96.
Granger, D.A., Kivlighan, K.T., Blair, C., El-Sheikh, M., Mize, J., Lisonbee, J., Buckhalt, J.A., Stroud, L.R., Schwartz, E.B., Handwerger, K. (2006). Integrating the measurement of salivary alpha-amylase into studies of child health, development, and social relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (Special issue), 23(2), 267-290.
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., Mize, J., & Acebo, C. (2006). Marital conflict and disruption of children’s sleep. Child Development, 77, 31-43.
El-Sheikh, M. & Buckhalt, J.A. (2005). Vagal regulation and emotional intensity predict children’s sleep problems. Developmental
Psychobiology, 46, 307-317.
Cobia, D.C., Carney, J.S., Buckhalt, J.A., Houston, I., Middleton, R.A., Shannon, D.M., Trippany, R., & Ullery, E. (2005). The Doctoral
Portfolio: Centerpiece of a Comprehensive System of Evaluation. Counselor Education and Supervision, 44, 242-254.
Buckhalt, J.A. (2005). Unexcused Absence: Personality Assessment in Schools. Review of Big Five Assessment, edited by Boele De Raad & Marco Perugini, Hogrefe & Huber, 2002, ISBN 0-88937-242-X, 491 pages. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 23, 69-75.
Baird, S, & Reilly, A. (2004). Early language intervention for children
with developmental disabilities. In J.L.
Matson, R.B. Laud, & M.L. Matson (Eds.). Behavior modification for
persons with developmental disabilities: Empirically supported treatments.Vol.
El-Sheikh, M. & Elmore, L. (2003). Sleep, vagal regulation, and risk outcomes
for children exposed to marital conflict.
Abstract of presentation at the annual meeting of the Associated
Professional Sleep Societies,
El-Sheikh, M. & Buckhalt, J.A. (2003). Parental problem drinking and children’s adjustment: Attachment and family functioning as moderators and mediators of risk. Journal of Family Psychology, 17, 510-52.
Brazelton. E. W., Jackson, R., Buckhalt, J.A. Shapiro, S, & Byrd, D. (2003). Scoring errors on the WISC-III: A study across levels of
education, degree fields, and current professional positions. The Professional Educator, 25, 1-8.
Buckhalt, J.A. (2002). A short history of g: Psychometrics’ most enduring and controversial construct. Learning and Individual Differences,
Buckhalt, J.A. (2002). Overview of special issue: Is g a viable construct for school psychology? Learning and Individual Differences, 13, 97-
Buckhalt, J. A. & Petersen, R. (2002). Review of Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment, by Alan S. Kaufman & Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, New
York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 20, 390-394.
Buckhalt, J.A. & Oates, D. (2002). Sensation seeking and performance on divided attention tasks varying in complexity Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 67-78.
McGhee, R.L. & Buckhalt, J.A. (2002). Increasing rates of autism diagnoses. NASP Communique, 30, 40-41.
Buckhalt, J.A., McGhee, R.L. & Ehrler, D.J.( 2001). An investigation of Gf-Gc theory in the older adult population: Joint factor analysis of
the Woodcock-Johnson-Revised and the Detroit Test of Leaning Aptitude-Adult. Psychological Reports, 88, 1161-1170.
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., & Reiter, S.L. (2000). Gender-related effects in emotional responding to resolved and unresolved interpersonal conflict. Sex Roles, 43, 719-734.
Buckhalt, J.A. (2000). A call for a new referendum on conclusions of The Bell Curve. Commentary on Revisiting The Bell Curve by A.
Reifman. Psycoloquy, 1 (128). http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/cgi/psyc/newpsy.
Buckhalt, J.A. & Gannon, E.J. (2000). Scientific truth and perceived truth about sexual human nature: Implications for therapists. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 595-596.
Selected Recent Presentations
El-Sheikh, M. & Buckhalt, J.A. Does couples' conflict make children sick? The latest information on children's sleep, health, and school
performance. Presented at the Inaugural Alabama Health Marriage, Healthy Relationships, and Responsible Fatherhood
Conference on Best Practices. Opelika, Alabama, September, 2007
El-Sheikh, M., Buckhalt, J.A., & Keller, P.S. Children's emotional insecurity and their adjustment in multiple domains: The role of sleep
disruptions. Presented in a symposium, Carpe Noctem: Family Functioning and the Sleep of Infants, Children, and Adolescents Chairs:
Mona M. El-Sheikh, Ronald E. Dahl at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, March
El-Sheikh, M., Keller, P.S., Buckhalt, J.A., & Cummings, E.M. Marital conflict, children's sleep, and adjustment problems: The role of vagal
regulation. Presented in a symposium, Family Functioning and the Adjustment of Infants and Children: The Role of Physiological
Regulation. Chairs: Mona M. El-Sheikh, Susan D Calkins at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child
Development, Boston, March 2007
Buckhalt, J.A. & El-Sheikh, M. Children's alpha-amylase responses to stress predict multiple outcomes over a two year period. Presented in a
symposium, Salivary a-amylase Levels and Stress Reactivity: Cross-sectional and Prospective Associations with Children's Behavior
Problems Chair: Douglas A. Granger at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, March
McGhee, R., Ehrler, D., Buckhalt, J.A., & Phillips, C. The FFPI-C: Five Factor Personality Inventory for Children. Presented at the annual
meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New York, March 2007.
El-Sheikh, M., & Buckhalt, J.A., Granger, D.A., & Mize, J. Salivary Alpha-Amylase and Cortisol: Their Association with Children's
Adjustment, Health, Sleep, and Cognitive Functioning. Presentation in a symposium, Physiological Reactivity, Behavior, Cognition,
and Health: A New Approach Involving Salivary Alpha-Amylase and Cortisol, at Society for Research in Adolescence Conference
San Francisco, March 25, 2006.
Buckhalt, J.A., El-Sheikh, M, & Keller. P. Children’s Sleep and Cognitive Functioning: Race and Socioeconomic Status as Moderators of
Effects. Presentation at Pediatric Sleep Medicine 2006: Next Steps in Research, Patient Care, Policy, and Education. Amelia
Island, Florida, March 10-12, 2006.
El-Sheikh, M. & Buckhalt, J.A. Sleep and children's cortisol and immune system functioning. Presentation at Pediatric Sleep Medicine 2006:
Next Steps in Research, Patient
Care, Policy, and Education.
El-Sheikh, M. & Buckhalt, J.A. Children’s Sleep Disruptions: The Role of Cortisol and IL-6. Presentation at Pediatric Sleep Medicine 2006:
Next Steps in Research, Patient
Care, Policy, and Education.
five research papers chosen to be presented at the opening Plenary session.
El-Sheikh, M. & Buckhalt, J.A. (April, 2005). "Mom & Dad, I Couldn't Sleep at All Last Night ": Marital Conflict and Disruption of
Children's Sleep Duration and Quality. Presented in a paper symposium, Marital Discord and Child Development: Developmental and
Transactional Perspectives on the Role of Basic Regulatory Processes at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child
& Buckhalt, J.A (February, 2005). Family Stress, Children’s Sleep, and
Physiological Reactivity and Regulation.
Presented at Pediatric Sleep Medicine: Priorities for Research,
Patient Care, Policy and Education, Sponsored by
Buckhalt, J.A., El-Sheikh, M. & Elmore, L. (June, 2003). Sleep, vagal regulation, and risk outcomes for children exposed to marital conflict. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Chicago.
Milligan, M. & Buckhalt, J.A.. (August, 2002). Where is optimism in the Big Five? Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.
Buckhalt, J.A. & Elmore, L. (April, 2002). Parental problem drinking and
child outcomes: Family cohesion and adaptability as moderators and mediators of
risk. Presented at the biennial Conference on Human Development,
Buckhalt, J.A., & Elmore, L. (April, 2002). Child-parent attachments
moderate associations between parental problem drinking and child outcomes.
Presented at the biennial Conference on Human Development,
D.C., Ullery, B.,
Traditional Written Exam with Portfolio Assessment for Doctorate in Counselor Education. Presented at the American Counseling
Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
El-Sheikh, M., Whitson, S. & Buckhalt, J.A. (August, 2001). Marital conflict and children’s adjustment: Physiological reactivity as a
moderator. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco.
Patton, R., Edwards, J., Thomas, A, & Edgar, K. (2000, November).
Implications of circadian rhythm and sleep research for children’s school
functioning. Presented at the Mid-South
Regional Conference on Psychology in the Schools,
Ehrler, D. & Buckhalt, J.A. (2000, April).
Testing the Gf-Gc information processing model with written language.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological
1. Bogie, C. E. (Ed.D., 1983). Reactions to failure and success among gifted, average, and EMR students.
2. Martin, M. V. (Ed.D., 1986). The effect of noncontingent reinforcement on attributional
3. Camilleri, J. E. (Ed.D., 1987). A comparative study of children's fears.
4. Day, M. A. (Ed.D., 1988). Effects of conflict resolution sessions with elementary students on empathy, sociometric status, self-esteem, and frequency of self-reported conflicts.
5. Byrd, P. D. (Ed.D., 1989). A multitrait-multimethod construct validity study of the Differential Ability Scales.
6. Snider, P. R. (Ph.D., 1989). Attributions, coping styles, and affective states in women with breast cancer.
7. Ledford, A. B. (Ed.D., 1990). Identification of antisocial and socially misperceptive subgroups in delinquent adolescents.
8. Early, J. A. (Ed.D., 1990). Validation of the Behavior Checklist and Mainstreaming Guide for determining the least restrictive educational environment.
9. Servey, L. D. (Ed.D., 1990). Perceived competency and initial academic failure in seventh grade.
10. Collins, M. A. (Ph.D., 1991). The role of occupational type on perceived effectiveness and
preference for therapeutic style.
11. McGhee, R.L. (Ed.D., 1991). Fluid and crystallized intelligence: A confirmatory factor analysis study of second order factors from three cognitive batteries.
12. Sims, P. (Ed.D., 1992). The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and adult psychological functioning.
14. Denes, G.E. (Ph.D., 1993). Personality characteristics of crack cocaine addicts.
15. Niebuhr, Katherine (Ed.D, 1994). The relationship of school climate, family environment, and student characteristics to academic achievement.
16. Oliver, R.E. (Ed.D., 1994). A correlational study of children's social intelligence, social influence, academic intelligence, and academic achievement.
17. Oates, David F. (Ph.D., 1995). Sensation seeking as a predictor of group differences in subjective time estimation as a secondary task.
19. Grand, S. (Ph.D., 1995). Sensation seeking, intimacy, and substance abuse among adult children of alcoholics.
20. Owen, D. (Ph.D., 1995). A study of college student drinking patterns and the mediating effects of gender identity and social anxiety.
21. Turner, B.L. (Ed.D., 1996). Effects of response cost, bibliotherapy and academic tutoring on attentional behavior, achievement, work productivity, accuracy and self-esteem in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
22. Ozone, S.J.
(Ph.D., 1997). The relationship between
23. Kubiak, C.H.S. (Ph.D., 1997). The relationship between community crime level and the manifestation of anxiety in a referred sample of children.
24. Jenik, C. (Ph.D., 1998). Teachers’ perceptions of “slow learners”: A concept mapping
26. Tarver, A. (Ph.D., 1999). Adolescent coping skills.
27. Morris, R. (Ph.D., 1999). The relationship between high school size and student extracurricular activity participation, student dropout rate, and crime and violence in the school.
28. Barrett, P. (Ph.D., 2000). Validation of the Test of Nonverbal Intelligence - Third Edition (TONI-3) for Jamaican students.
29. McGarrity, J. (Ph.D., 2001). Curriculum bias in achievement tests used for learning disability discrepancy analysis.
30. Paul, C. (Ph.D., 2002). Children’s descriptions of other children’s big five personality characteristics.
31. Milligan, M. (Ph.D., 2003). Optimism and the five-factor model of personality, coping, and health behavior.
32. Behrman, A. (Ph.D., 2004). Morningness-eveningness, circadian rhythm, and performance of collegiate golfers.
33. Godfrey, M. (Ph.D., 2005). Sleep characteristics of students referred for academic problems.
34. Haffey, K. (Ph.D. 2006). The relationship between emotional intelligence and psychological adjustment in children with cancer.
35. McKee-Williams, A. (Ph.D. 2007). Self-ratings of multicultural competency by consulting school psychologists.
36. Donna Lee (Ph.D. 2007). An experimental examination of children’s sleep quality and improvements resulting from a parent education intervention.
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