Dr. Pamela Guess serves as the coordinator of the UTC School Psychology program. She began her career as an early childhood educator, working in classrooms with 4-and 5-year old children. Dr. Guess' professional experiences and undergraduate training in psychology further focused her interest in child and youth development and she pursued a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Following completion of this degree, she continued working in a school setting located within a rehabilitation center for individuals of all ages with a variety of disabilities. This experience solidified her interest in coping strategies and variation in responses in individuals with disabilities and their families. This topic later became the focus of her dissertation for completion of a Ph.D. in School Psychology.
Dr. Guess has taught full-time at UTC since 2000. In addition to teaching courses in the School Psychology program, she has been involved with the Summer Institute for special education teachers, the Osborne Fellows program for teachers in urban school settings, and the Alternative Certification program for regular and special education teachers.