Norris Haynes, PhD, LP, MBA

Assoc Clin Prof Child Study Ctr; Associate Professor - Term; Clinical Professor


Norris Haynes, Ph.D. is Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Community and School Action Research (CCSAR). He served as Chairperson of the Counseling and School Psychology Department at Southern Connecticut State University from 2001 to 2008. Dr. Haynes is also a Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center, and the Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Haynes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Counseling from the State University of New York. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in health services administration from Howard University. He completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Haynes is a licensed Psychologist and a certified hypnotherapist. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds Diplomate Status in the International Academy for Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is certified as a Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists and by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He is a certified mediator. He is founding executive director of Educational and Psychological Solutions, (EPS) LLC. He serves on a number of editorial boards and advisory boards for national psychological and educational research and intervention organizations and agencies. He is a founding member of the leadership team for the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) based at the University of Illinois Chicago and a founding member of the leadership group on Social and Emotional and Character Development (SECD) based at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He has served as a member of the national expert panel on school violence and is on the national advisory group to the Congressional Black Caucus on youth violence. He has been a member of the Character Education Blue Ribbon Schools Review Panel. He is a member of the National Study Group on Supplementary Education and serves on the Harlem Children’s Zone Advisory Committee on Research and Evaluation and has served as Co-Principal Investigator of the Longitudinal Study of the Harlem Children Zone’s Child development and Educational programs. He is a child and family scholar with the Connecticut Serve Here program. Dr. Haynes is the author of many articles, book chapters, and monographs. He has authored, or co-authored and edited several books.

Education & Training

MBA Howard University, Health Services Administration (1981)
PhD Howard University (1978)
Post Doctoral Training in Psychology Yale University

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