About

The Department of Educational Psychology’s mission is to advance education-related theory and methodology; to improve knowledge about the biological, psychological, technological, and social processes of learning, development, and mental health in diverse populations; and to enhance learning and mental health in educational and community contexts through innovative educational interventions and effective prevention/intervention programs.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Department of Educational Psychology embraces the UW–Madison School of Education’s Diversity Values and Commitments. As a department, we seek “to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion by reducing barriers to access; increasing the demographic diversity of our faculty, staff and students; and encouraging scholarship, teaching, and service that embraces and engages the full measure of the diversity of our society.”

Learn more about the School of Education’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Student Organizations

Diversity and Inclusion Association (DIA)

The purpose of DIA is to promote a diversity of perspectives into teaching, research, professional development, and community-building activities. We do this by connecting individuals across the four program areas, creating spaces for dialogue, heightening awareness of minoritized communities, and providing opportunities for engagement in social and educational activities. Not only are we committed to these pursuits within our department, but we also strive to engage with and advocate for local and campus communities. Our committee celebrates diverse identities and ideas and is committed to fostering equity and inclusivity in Educational Psychology.

Educational Psychology Student Association (EPSA)

EPSA was formed in 1997 to build student cohesiveness and facilitate student involvement in department governance. The association meets in the Educational Sciences building during the academic year to discuss issues related to the department (e.g., course requirements, funding, and committee updates). All students are encouraged to join. EPSA is a great opportunity for participation in many aspects of department life — social as well as academic. EPSA plans social events for students and faculty, such as bowling and end-of-semester parties.

School Psychology Student Association (SPSA)

SPSA is an academic and social organization for students in the School Psychology program in the Department of Educational Psychology at UW–Madison. SPSA serves several purposes: (1) to promote professional development among students in school psychology; (2) to facilitate communication between students and faculty; (3) to represent students’ needs and interests regarding their academic program; and (4) to provide a forum for innovative ideas to benefit the School Psychology program, department, university, and Madison community. SPSA meets once per month and all students in the program are invited to join. SPSA organizes and hosts several events throughout the academic year that allow members to interact with one another and participate in a variety of social activities and volunteer opportunities. Recent events include a progressive dinner, clothing drive, school supplies drive, and volunteer nights with the Dane County Head Start program.

Department Newsletter

Main office 

Rm 880, Educational Sciences Building 
Department of Educational Psychology 
University of Wisconsin–Madison 
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1796 
Phone: (608) 262-3432 
Fax: (608) 262-0843 
General questions can be sent to: edpsych@education.wisc.edu

Key Department Contacts:

James Wollack, Department Chair –
jwollack@wisc.edu, (608) 262-9920
Jennifer Krug, Department Administrator –
jskrug@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3435
Luci Trinastic, Financial Specialist Sr –
luci.trinastic@wisc.edu, (608) 262-0844
Amy Moschkau, Graduate Student Services Coordinator – amoschkau@wisc.edu, (608)  262-1427

Giving to the Department

We are actively seeking philanthropic support in a wide range of areas. Private gifts provide scholarships that enable us to attract the best and brightest graduate students and provide support for new initiatives in our department. We deeply appreciate the support we receive from loyal alumni and friends. Sending a contribution, whatever its size, is a great way to show your pride. Every gift makes a difference!

Make a Donation

Donate directly to the department through the UW Foundation’s secure website.
Mail a check payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Use the memo portion of your check to note how you would like your gift applied.

Mail your check to:
University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox
Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807