Eugene Foster

Eugene Foster

Associate Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
The Academy @ Shawnee

Dr. Foster's curriculum vita [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Senior Executive Management and Leadership Institute, Harvard University, J.F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Ed.D., School Psychology and Special Education, Boston University
  • C.A.G.S., School Psychology, Rhode Island College
  • M.A., School Psychology, Rhode Island College
  • B.A. Psychology, Barrington College


  • Chair, Research and Evaluation Committee, True Up Project Collaborative. Working with a faculty team at ECPY to evaluate the impact of a community collaborative that seeks to prepare foster youth to transition successfully into independent living. 2010-2012.
  • Developer and Coordinator of a research collaboration including UofL, JCPS, Maryhurst, and the Klingberg Center studying the impact of teacher training in trauma-informed instruction on teacher behavior and student outcomes. Data collected to date has contributed to two doctoral dissertations for students in the Counseling and Human Development Department that will inform future practice. 2009-2011.

Teaching Areas

  • Psychological Assessment II
  • Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development
  • Practicum and Internship in Counseling

Honors & Awards

  • Visionary Leader Award, Kentucky Coordinating Councils on Elder Abuse Prevention, 2008
  • Pyramid Award for Excellence in Collaboration, Center for Non-Profit Excellence, 2010

Certification and Licensure

  • Licensed Psychologist, Kentucky Board of Psychology
  • Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Psychologist, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Certified School Psychologist, West Virginia State Board of Education
  • Certified School Psychologist (Professional), Rhode Island Department of Education

Professional Service

  • Co-chair, KY Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Appointed by Governor Beshear
  • Member, State Interagency Council for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SIAC)
  • Member, Board of Directors, True Up Community Collaborative
  • Chair of the Board, Kentucky Children’s Alliance
  • Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee, Kentucky Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board, Appointed by Governor Beshear
  • Chair of the Public Advocacy Committee, Kentucky Institute for Aging, Appointed by Governor Beshear
  • Committee Chair, Blueprint for Children, Kentucky Youth Advocates

Publications and Presentations

  • LaVoie, A., and Foster, E., (1988). School Problem Screening Inventory, Fifth Edition. In D. Keyser and R. Sweetland (Eds.) Test Critiques, Volume VII. 513-515.
  • Padgett, J. & Foster, E. (2012, September). Let the Youth Speak! Paper presented to the Kids are Worth It Conference. Lexington, KY.
  • Foster, E. (2012, February). Opening address. Preventing Child Fatalities Resulting From Child Abuse: Challenges and Solutions. Paper presented to the Kentucky Child Fatality Prevention Forum. Louisville, KY.
  • Foster, E. (2010, November). Invited Address. Using Outcome Measurement to Inform Future Practice in a Residential Care Environment. Paper presented to the National Collaborative Outcomes Conference. Indianapolis, IN.