James Madison University
PHOTO: Debi Kipps-Vaughan

Debi Kipps-Vaughan

  • Years Attended: 1992-1996

Areas of Interest

Research interests include transition services for college students with disabilities, teacher stress management, and social/emotional programming for children and adolescents.


I received my BA degree in psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Psy. D. from James Madison University. My experiences includes working as a school psychologist for Halifax County Public Schools in Virginia and providing psychological services as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  I am currently a professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University. I am currently involved in examining data to support a cultural and economic perspective on the issue of disproportionality in special education.  Current research also includes evaluating an integrated assessment approach in schools to promote best practice for designing academic and behavioral interventions. I also provide a series of sessions on Teacher Wellness to teachers in local schools on an on-going basis. I have extended my professional clinical practice to a JMU site in Page County, VA where there are limited mental health providers available.