David M. Weber, Psy.D., NCSP, LEP

Assistant Professor of School Counseling and School Psychology
Pupil Personnel Services Faculty Advisor, Visalia Center
Wiebe Education Center
559-453-2024
david.weber@fresno.edu
559-453-7106

Education

Psy.D., Organization Development (individual change), Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Organizational Psychology Division, Alliant International University, 2007
M.A., Education - School Psychology Emphasis, Fresno Pacific College, 1996
M.A., Education - Counseling & Student Services Emphasis, California State University, Fresno, 1993
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Fresno, 1988

Scholarly Interests

My scholarly interests lie in the art of pedagogy, change, systems theory, polarity management, transformative leadership, wellness, action research, appreciative inquiry and critical social analysis.

Professional and Service Experience

  • Planned, organized, and conducted a videotaped interview with the founding school superintendent of a nationally recognized school district at a professional recording studio to help capture and preserve the essence of many of the long-standing traditions established by a visionary educational leader
  • Team Leader of a ten-member organization development consulting team contracted with the Fresno Police Department to conduct a large-scale, diagnostic climate assessment including representatives from all levels of the organization; presented a comprehensive plan for long-term implementation
  • Appointed to a key post in a 12-member Crisis Response Team for a school district of 38,000 students
  • Assisted in the planning and organization of two Central Valley Affiliate of the California Association of School Psychologists (CVA-CASP) county-wide professional development workshops which received rave reviews and record attendance
  • Created and implemented the Adults Making a Difference (A.M.A.D.) program - a mentoring program to address the needs of significantly at-risk, school-aged youths which has been implemented at two valley elementary schools and one middle school
  • Served as treasurer for CVA-CASP during the 1997 - 1998 academic year
  • Developed a comprehensive crisis plan manual and program which has been adopted by two elementary school sites
  • Active member of the CASP Statewide School Crisis Work Group since 1998
  • Member of the district level Behavior Intervention Plan Committee charged with creating the policy and process by which the entire school district will address behavioral interventions for special education students
  • Supervised numerous field-based practicum students from Fresno Pacific University during their mandated field-based practicum experience
  • Active member of the Fresno Pacific University Graduate School PPS Advisory Board, responsible for planning and implementing policy for both the PPS school counseling and PPS school psychology credential and master's degree programs
  • Site-based internship supervisor through Fresno Pacific University, providing guidance and supervision to those participating in a school psychology internship for national certification as a school psychologist
  • Selected by The Psychological Corporation as an examiner for standardization of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV); participated as an examiner throughout the standardization process
  • Selected as a preferred Independent Educational Evaluator by Kings Canyon Unified School District to conduct an independent educational evaluation in accordance with both state and federal laws and regulations if and when the occasion arises
  • Selected as a member of the Clovis Unified School District Respond & Assist Crisis Team (ReACT) to serve as the assistant victims liaison in the case of a catastrophic emergency
  • Selected and employed by Fresno Pacific University under a temporary contract (Summer 2002 and 2004) to interview prospective graduate students interested in the pupil personnel services - school psychology / school counseling credentials and masters degree programs, as well as to provide advising to students currently enrolled in these graduate programs
  • Selected by National University to serve as a member of the university-wide Pupil Personnel Services Advisory Committee, and worked to prepare for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing accreditation visit in May, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year - Homan Elementary School, 1994-1995
  • Student Assistance Program Certification (24 hours)
  • Family Wellness Certified Instructor (40 hours)
  • Crisis Prevention Institute Certified Instructor (36 hours)
  • Suicide Intervention Training Certification (16 hours)
  • Qualified Examiner - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (91 hours)
  • Polarity Management Consultant Certification (40 hours)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)
  • Organization Development Network (ODN)
  • Organization Development Institute (ODI)

Personal Experiences

  • Sustaining member and regular volunteer at the Clovis Botanical Gardens - a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the full establishment of an 11 acre parcel of land comprised solely of native plant species
  • Active member of San Joaquin River Trail Spirits, an all volunteer trail construction crew organized through the Sierra National Forest to construct and maintain the San Joaquin River Trail
  • Elected to the Century Soccer Club board of directors as club coordinator of all U-12 functions, as well as a host of director-at-large responsibilities for a two year term
  • Selected as a volunteer soccer coach by a local elementary school affiliated with the Clovis Junior Soccer League to work with groups of elementary-aged students of varying ages in developing teamwork, increasing basic soccer skills and nurturing an appreciation for the interdependent roles of being part of a team

Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  • "Empowering Your Child Through Accountability" in CUSD Today, October 25, 2007
  • Served as a reviewer and consultant for Ubiquitous Assessment, by Greg S. Goodman and Karen T. Carey, published by Peter Lang Publishing, 2004
  • Served as a reviewer for Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention, edited by Stephen E. Brock, Philip J. Lazarus and Shane R. Jimerson, published by NASP Publications, 2002
  • Publisher of a monthly newsletter addressing a variety of issues relevant to meeting the many needs of intermediate school students in the Clovis Unified School District

Presentations:

  • Developed and presented an engaging PowerPoint presentation on "Polarity Management" to various educational stakeholder groups designed to introduce the concept and model as a precursor to follow-up work using the principles of polarity management to address issues which chronically impact school systems
  • Created and presented the custom designed MBTI Self-Awareness Development Program, a four hour interactive PowerPoint seminar to school counseling teams, school psychology teams, and site-based leadership teams to facilitate the process of improving self-awareness

Other Information

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