Faculty Profile for Dr. Paul B Jantz

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Dr. Paul B Jantz
Associate Professor — Conslng, Ldrship, Adlt Educ & Schl Psych
ED 4033
phone: (512) 245-8682

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Data-based decision making, ethics and principals of school psychology, brain anatomy

Research Interests

The role of neuroimaging in the school-based assessment of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI), increasing educator awareness of TBI, evaluating the efficacy of school-based TBI interventions, and improving service delivery for students who have sustained a TBI. How brain networks are effected by TBI and how brain networks contribute to understanding violent acts in children and adults.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jantz, P. B., & Morley, R. H. (2018). Techniques of neutralization: A brain network perspective. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 1–22. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X17735045
  • Morley, R. H., Jantz, P., & Graham, R. (n.d.). The role of the Salience Network in perceptions of hostility and aggression. Neuropsychological Trends.
  • Davies, S. C., Tedesco, M. F., Garofano, J. S., & Jantz, P. B. (2016). The School Psychologist as Concussion Team Leader. NASP Communique.
  • Jantz, P. B. (2015). A primer on persistent postconcussion symptoms. School Psychology Forum, 9(3), 230–248.
  • Bigler, E. D., Jantz, P. B., Farrer, T. J., Abildskov, T. J., Gerhardt, C. A., Dennis, M., … Yeates, K. O. (2015). Day of injury CT and late MRI findings: Cognitive outcome in a pediatric sample with complicated mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 29(9), 1062–1070. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2015.1011234

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, The Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. November 11, 2016 - November 18, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Service at the Assistant Professor/Lecturer rank, Presidential Excellence Awards Program. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Annual Leadership Recognition, Idaho School Psychologist Association. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Advocacy Award, Triple Board Residency Program, University of Utah Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2005
  • Award / Honor Nominee: National School Psychologist Association School Psychologist of the Year, Utah Association of School Psychologists. 2002

Selected Grants

  • Jantz, Paul B. School Psychology in Vietnam: A Collaborative Initiative to Develop a Master’s Degree Training Program in School Psychology, J. William Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Federal, $59900. (Funded: September 2018 - July 2019). Grant.
  • Jantz, Paul B. (Principal), Morley, Richard H. (Co-Principal). NIH Blueprint: Human Connectome Project data analysis: The link between brain networks and known predictors of violence, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 2016, Funded: January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018). Grant.
  • Jantz, Paul (Principal), Plotts, C. A (Co-Principal). Transition to school after traumatic brain injury: Parent perceptions, Research Enhancement Grant, Institutional (Higher Ed), $16000. (Funded: March 2012 - March 2013). Grant.
  • Jantz, Paul B (Principal). Woodcock-Munoz Foundation Instructional Materials Grant for the Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive Abilities, Woodcock-Munoz Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $13000. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Jantz, Paul (Principal). Dean's grant: Enhancing school-based professionals' and community-based practitionerså' knowledge and skills of child and adolescent mental health assessment and intervention, College of Education, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Submitted: 2005). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Graduate Advisor
School Psychology Program
August 2017-Present
Trainers' Forum
June 2017-Present
University Mentor
August 2016-Present
Advisory Board Member
Trainers of School Psychologists
June 2016-Present
NASP TBI Interest Group