Chip Panahon, Professor | Interim Associate Dean

Address: Armstrong Hall 226 (AH 226)
Phone: 507-389-2815


Dr. Panahon joined the School Psychology Doctoral Program in 2009. He was an assistant professor of special education at Gwynedd-Mercy College for 5 years after receiving his Ph.D. in school psychology from Syracuse University. Dr. Panahon is the program director and currently teaches Consultation and Prevention and Supporting Diverse Students and Families. He served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Behavioral Education and the Executive Board of the Minnesota School Psychology Association. He has published research in several major journals including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, and Education and Treatment of Children. Dr. Panahon’s research team focuses on school consultation, developing academic and behavioral interventions for children with emotional/behavioral disorders, and the effects of noncontingent reinforcement on academic performance.

Published Research

Curriculum Vita



  • Ph.D. in School Psychology, Syracuse University, 2005 (APA-accredited)

Areas of Interest

  • Academic Interventions for Children with EBD
  • Behavioral Intervention for Children with EBD
  • Utilizing Choice and Performance Feedback to Increase Academic Productivity
  • School Consultation
  • Effects of Noncontingent Reinforcement on Academic Performance

Courses Taught

  • Psyc 304 Introduction to School Psychology
  • Psyc 433 Child Psychology
  • Psyc 436 Adolescent Psychology
  • Psyc 476 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psyc 705 Tests and Measures in Education
  • Psyc 725 Consultation and Prevention
  • Psyc 737 Multicultural School Psychology

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Panahon, C.J. & Martens, B.K. (2013). A Comparison of Noncontingent Plus Contingent Reinforcement to Contingent Reinforcement Alone on Students’ Academic Performance. Journal of Behavioral Education, 22(1), 37-49.
  • Codding, R.S., Hilt-Panahon, A., Panahon, C.J., & Benson, J.L. (2009). Addressing Mathematics Problems Through School-based Interventions: A review of the literature. Education and Treatment of Children, 32(2), 279-312.
  • Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Karmazin, K, Panahon, C.J., & Carlson, C. (2008). A group contingency program to improve the behavior of elementary students in a cafeteria. Behavior Modification, 32(1), 121-132.
  • Chafouleas, S.M., McDougal, J.L., Riley-Tillman, T.C., Panahon, C.J., & Hilt, A.M.(2005). What do daily behavior report cards (DBRCs) measure? An initial comparison of DBRCs with Direct observation for off-task behavior. Psychology in the School, 42, 669-676.
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