Sandra J. Jemison

Assistant Professor of Psychology
218 Education Building
(205) 247-8014


Dr. Sandra J. Jemison is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama with her Ph.D. in School Psychology with areas of specialization in instructional leadership and educational research. She has been in higher education for 7 years. She has been a full time faculty member at Stillman College for nearly 5 years. She currently teaches classes in the Education and Psychology Departments. Dr. Jemison brings experience from K-12 school systems as a classroom teacher and central office administrator. Her research interests involve helping students of all ages achieve their best in school, academically, socially, and emotionally. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). And also a member of the following professional organizations: Division 16 of the American Psychological Association, Phi Delta Kappa, International Reading Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Education Association. Dr. Jemison has served the community as Board secretary of the Girl Scouts; Board member of the Skyland SDA Church; member of the mayor’s Prekindergarten Committee; and is currently on the Board of the United Way of West Alabama.

Research Interests

Early literacy development, intervention, and assessment to influence the positive development of children and youth through academic and mental health practices.


  • Ricco, C.A. and Jemison, S.J. 1998 ADHD and Emergent Literacy: Influence of Language Factors. The Reading and Writing Quarterly, 14(1),  43-58.
  • Ricco, C.A., Jemison, S.J., Houston, F. (1998). Use of the differential ability scales (DAS): Special nonverbal composite among young children with linguist differences. Journal of Psycho educational Assesment.


Ph.D. - The University of Alabama
Ed.S. - The University of Alabama
M.A. - The University of Alabama
B.S. - The University of Alabama


Breakthrough to Literacy Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators
Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship
International Who’s Who of Professionals
Grants include, Even Start, Reading Excellence, McKinney Vento homeless Assistance

Courses Currently Taught

EED 434, Methods & Materials in Language Arts
EDU 422, Tests & Measurement
EDU 420, Senior Thesis in Education
PSY 432, Theory in Psychometrics
PSY 430, Group Dynamics
PSY 411, Senior Thesis in Psychology