The Pyramid at Work
2018 PMI Fellows Cohort
We are excited to welcome our first cohort of NCPMI fellows. These doctoral student and post-doctoral fellows work with and learn from NCPMI faculty and will be involved in a variety of activities including developing training materials, providing training, summarizing research, collaborating on research activities, and developing policy materials:
Mr. Leslie McIntosh is an Early Childhood School Psychologist for Jersey City Public Schools and a Doctorate of Psychology student in School Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ms. Alison Mellott is a Program Wide PBIS Facilitator for Supporting Positive Environments for Children (SPEC) and a Ph.D. student in Curriculum & Instruction at Liberty University.
Dr. Chelsea Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education at the University of West Georgia.
Ms. Ara Zeliz Reyes is an Adjunct Lecture and Ph.D. student in Early Childhood Education and Care at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.
Dr. Jenna Weglarz is an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education/Special Education at University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Education.
The fellows will be mentored by NCPMI faculty members Dr. Erin Barton, Dr. Jolenea Ferro, Dr. Lise Fox, Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter and Dr. Elizabeth Steed
About PMI Fellows
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations identifies a cohort of Fellows to work with and learn from NCPMI faculty. Fellows have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities including developing training materials, providing training, summarizing research, collaborating on research activities, and developing policy materials. Each fellow is assigned to a center faculty who serves as their mentor. The fellow and mentor create a professional development plan based on the fellow’s goals. Fellows work with their PMI mentor from a distance and are not expected to relocate. This fellowship is not designed to take the place of their current work or mentoring from their doctoral program advisor.
Doctoral students as well as recent doctoral graduates (completed their doctoral program since 2013) are eligible.
For questions about PMI fellows or to express interest in joining the next cohort, please contact Mary Louise Hemmeter.
Erin Barton, PhD, BCBA-D
Lise Fox, PhD
Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhDEmail
Elizabeth Steed, PhD
Phillip Strain, PhD
Jolenea Ferro, PhD, BCBA-D
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the fellowship last?
Fellows will be mentored for 2 years.
Will I be assigned a mentor that is not someone I selected?
Yes, you might be matched to another mentor but your interests will be considered in the process of matching mentors and fellows. Once accepted, we will send you an email with the mentor match and ask you to respond with an acceptance. You may choose whether or not to participate at that point.
Will I need to relocate for the fellowship?
Fellows will work with their PMI mentor from a distance and will not be expected to relocate.
I have a fellowship at my institution, will this replace that?
No, this is not designed to take place of your current work or the mentorship from your doctoral program advisor. This activity will allow you additional assistance/opportunities for experiences related to the Pyramid Model.
Is there a stipend or monetary award?
a. No, there is no financial award involved in this.
I am concerned that this might be too demanding in addition to my other coursework and research activities, how much time might be involved?
We will have monthly web meetings of the entire group (1 hour). Your mentor will have conference calls with you to identify what you might be interested in, your available time, and develop a professional development plan with you. This work should enhance your scholarly goals and provide you with opportunities that will be helpful in your academic/research career aspirations.