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Steven W. Evans

Dr. Steven W. Evans

Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools

Psychology
Porter Hall 253
evanss3@ohio.edu
740-593-2186

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Education

B.S. Bowling Green State University, Education

M.A. Ball State University,Psychology

Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology

Internship & Post-Doc, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic

Research

Dr. Evans is accepting new graduate students.

Research Interests

  • Treatment development and evaluation research for adolescents with ADHD and related problems
  • School mental health

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Publications

Journal Publications Since 2015

Bunford, N., Evans, S.W., Becker, S.P. & Langberg, J.M. (2015). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and social skills in adolescents: A moderated mediation model of emotion dysregulation and depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(2) 283-296.

Vigo, R., Evans, S.W. & Owens, J.S. (2015). Categorization behaviour in adults, adolescents and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adolescents: A comparative investigation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 1058-1072.

Becker, S. P., Langberg, J. M., & Evans, S. W. (2015). Sleep problems predict comorbid externalizing behaviors and depression in young adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 24, 897-207.

Bunford, N., Evans, S.W. & Wymbs, F. (2015). ADHD and emotion dysregulation among children and adolescents. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 18, 185-217.

Coles, E.K., Owens, J.S., Serrano, V.J., Slavec, J. & Evans, S.W. (2015). From consultation to student outcomes: The role of teacher knowledge, skills, and beliefs in increasing integrity in classroom management strategies. School Mental Health, 7(1), 34-48.

Zoromski, A., Owens, J.S., Evans, S.W. & Brady, C. (2015). Identifying ADHD symptoms most associated with impairment in early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence using teacher report. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1243-1255.

Kern, L., Evans, S.W., Lewis, T.J., State, ,T.M., Weist, M.D. & Wills, H.P. (2015). CARS comprehensive intervention for secondary students with emotional and behavioral problems: Conceptualization and development. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 23, 195-205.

Becker, S. P., Langberg, J. M., Evans, S. W., Girio-Herrera, E., & Vaughn, A. J. (2015). Differentiating anxiety and depression in relation to the social functioning of young adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 1015-1029.

Evans, S.W., Langberg, J.M., Schultz, B.K., Vaughn, A., Altaye, M., Marshall, S.A. & Zoromski, A.K., (2016). Evaluation of a school-based treatment program for young adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 15-30.

Langberg, J.M., Dvorsky, M.R., Molitor, S.J., Bourchtein, E., Eddy, L.D., Smith, Z., Schultz, B.K., & Evans, S.W. (2016). Longitudinal evaluation of the importance of homework completion for the academic performance of middle school students with ADHD. Journal of School Psychology, 55, 27-38.

Spiel, C.F., Mixon, C.S., Holdaway, A.S., Evans, S.W., Harrison, J.R., Zoromski, A.K. & Sadler, J.M. (2016). Is reading tests aloud an accommodation for youth with or at risk for ADHD? Remedial and Special Education, 37, 101-112.

Hogue, A., Bobek, M., & Evans, S. W. (2016). Changing academic support in the home for adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A family-based clinical protocol for improving school performance. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 14-30.

Harrison, J.R., State, T.M., Evans, S.W. & Schamberg, T. (2016). Construct and predictive validity of social acceptability: Scores from high school teacher ratings on the School Intervention Rating Form. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 18, 111-123.

Langberg, J.M., Evans, S.W., Schultz, B.K., Becker, S.P., Altaye, M., & Girio-Herrera, E. (2016). Trajectories and predictors of response to the Challenging Horizons Program for adolescents with ADHD. Behavior Therapy, 47, 339-354.

Molitor, S.J., Langberg, J.M., & Evans, S.W. (2016). The written expression abilities of adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Research on Developmental Disabilities, 51-52, 49-59.

Molitor, S.J., Langberg, J.M., Bourchtein, E., Eddy, L.D., Dvorsky, M.R., Evans, S.W. (2016). Writing abilities longitudinally predict academic outcomes of adolescents with ADHD. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 393-404.

Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., Sibley, M.H., Kipp, H.L., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., & Bukstein, O. (2017). Attributions and perception of methylphenidate effects in adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 21, 129-136.

Pelham, W.E., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., Bukstein, O., Gnagy, E.M., Greiner, A.R. & Sibley, M.H. (2017). The effectiveness of short and long-acting stimulant medication for adolescents with ADHD in a naturalistic secondary school setting. Journal of Attention Disorders, 21, 40-45.

Becker, S. P., Mehari, K. R., Langberg, J. M., & Evans, S. W. (2017). Rates of peer victimization in young adolescents with ADHD and associations with internalizing symptoms and self-esteem. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 26, 201-214.

Schultz, B.K., Evans, S.W., Langberg, J.M. & Schoemann, A.M. (2017). Outcomes for adolescents who comply with long-term psychosocial treatment for ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 250-261.

Molitor, S.J., Langberg, J.M., Evans, S.W., Dvorsky, M.R., Bourchtein, E., Eddy, L.D., Smith, Z.R. & Oddo, L.E. (2017). Evaluating the factor validity of the Children’s Organizational Skills Scale in youth with ADHD. School Mental Health, 9, 143-156.

Ray, A.R., Evans, S.W. & Langberg, J.M. (2017). Factors associated with healthy and impaired social functioning in young adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 883-897.

Bourchtein, E., Langberg, J.M., Owens, J.S., Evans, S.W. & Perera, R.A. (2017). Is the positive illusory bias common in young adolescents with ADHD? A fresh look at prevalence and stability using latent profile and transition analyses. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1063-1075.

Hogue, A., Evans, S. W. & Levin, F. R. (2017). A clinician’s guide to co-occurring ADHD among adolescent substance users: Comorbidity, neurodevelopmental risk, and evidence-based treatment options.  Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26, 277-292.

Eadeh, H.M., Bourchtein, E., Langberg, J.M., Eddy, L., Oddo, L., Molitor, S.J. & Evans, S.W. (2017). Longitudinal evaluation of the role of academic and social impairment and parent-adolescent conflict in the development of depression in adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 2374-2385.

Bunford, N., Evans, S.W., Zoccola, P.M., Owens, J.S., Flory, K. & Spiel, C.F. (2017). Correspondence between heart rate variability and emotion dysregulation in children with and without ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1325-1337.

Owens, J.S., Schwartz, M.E., Erchul, W.P., Himawan, L., Evans, S.W., Coles, E.K. & Schulte, A.C. (2017). Teacher perceptions of school consultant social influence strategies: Replication and expansion. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 27, 411-436.

Hart, K.C., Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Evans, S.W., Manos, M.J., Hannah, J.N. & Vujnovic, R.K. (2017). Elementary and middle school teachers’ self-reported use of positive behavioral supports for children with ADHD: A national survey. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 25, 246-256.

Owens, J.S., Coles, E.K., Evans, S.W., Himawan, L.K., Girio-Herrera, E., Holdaway, A.S., Zoromski, A.K., Schamberg, T. & Schulte, A.C. (2017). Using multi-component consultation to increase the integrity with which teachers implement behavioral classroom interventions: A pilot study. School Mental Health, 9, 218-234.

Bunford, N., Evans, S.W. & Langberg, J. (2018). Emotion deregulation is associated with social impairment among young adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22, 66-82.

Evans, S.W., Owens, J.S., Wymbs, B.T. & Ray, A.R. (2018). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 157-198.

Owens, J.S. & Evans, S.W. (2018). Progress monitoring change in children’s social, emotional, and behavioral functioning: Advancing the state of the science. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 43, 67-70.

George, M.W., Zaheer, I., Kern, L. & Evans, S.W. (2018). Mental health service use among adolescents experiencing mental health problems. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 26, 119-128.

Watabe, Y., Owens, J.S., Serrano, V. & Evans, S.W. (2018). Is positive bias in children with ADHD a function of low competence or a function of ADHD status? Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 26, 79-92.

Lee, C.A., Milich, R., Lorch, E.P., Flory, K., Owens, J.S., Lamont, A.E. & Evans, S.W. (2018). Forming first impressions of children: The role of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and emotion dysregulation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59, 556-564.

Splett, J., George, M., Zaheer, I., Weist, M., Evans, S.W. & Kern, L. (2018). Symptom profiles and mental health services received among referred adolescents. School Mental Health, 10, 96-110.

Dvorsky, M.R., Langberg, J.M., Evans, S.W. & Becker, S.P. (2018). The protective effects of social factors on the academic functioning of adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 713-726.

Owens, J. S., Holdaway, A. S., Smith, J., Evans, S. W., Himawan, L. K., Coles, E. K., Girio-Herrera, E., Mixon, C. Egan, T. E., & Dawson, A. E. (2018). Rates of common classroom behavior management strategies and their associations with challenging student behavior in elementary school. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 26, 156-169.

Bourchtein, E., Owens, J.S., Dawson, A.E., Evans, S.W., Langberg, J.M., Flory, K. & Lorch, E.P. (in press). Is the positive bias and ADHD phenomenon? Reexamining the positive bias and its correlates in a heterogeneous sample of children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Eadeh, H.M., Langberg, J.M., Molitor, S., Behrhorst, K. & Evans, S.W. (in press). Factor structure and convergent validity of the Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (SIPA) in adolescents with ADHD. Assessment.

Dvorsky, M.R., Langberg, J.M., Becker, S. P., & Evans, S. W. (in press). Trajectories of global self-worth in adolescents with ADHD: Associations with academic, emotional, and social outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 

Jansen, D., Petry, K., Evans, S.W., Noens, I. & Baeyens, D. (in press). The implementation of extended examination duration for students with ADHD in higher education. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Fabiano, G.A. & Evans, S.W. (in press). Introduction to the special issue of School Mental Health on best practices in effective multi-tiered intervention frameworks. School Mental Health.

Owens, J.S., Evans, S.W., Coles, E.K., Holdaway, A.S., Himaway, L.K., Mixon, C. & Egan, T. (in press). Consultation for classroom management and targeted interventions: Examining benchmarks for teacher practices that produce desired change in student behavior. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Bunford, N., Dawson, A.E., Evans, S.W., Ray, A.R., Langberg, J.M., Owens, J.S., DuPaul, G.J. & Allan, D. (in press). The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale – Parent Report: A psychometric investigation with adolescents with and without ADHD. Assessment.

Froehlich, T., Fogler, J., Barbaresi, W., Elsayed, N., Evans, S.W. & Chan, E. (in press). Using ADHD medications to treat children with co-existing ADHD and reading disorders: A systematic review. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Book Chapters

Petca, A.R., Zoromski, A.K., Evans, S.W. & Watabe, Y. (2015). The life course model for providing empirically supported school-based services for adolescents. In S. Kutcher, Y. Mei & M. Weist (Eds.), School Mental Health: Global Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 267-281). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Evans, S.W., Petca, A.R. & Owens, J.S. (2015). Treating children and adolescents with ADHD in schools. In K. Corcoran, (Ed.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference, 3rd Edition (pp. 1,079 – 1,088). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Zoromski, A.K., Evans, S.W., Gahagan, H.D., Serrano, V.J. & Holdaway, A.S. (2015). Ethical and contextual issues when collaborating with educators and school mental health professionals. In J. Sadler, C.W. van Staden & K.W.M. Fulford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics (V.1; pp. 214-230). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bunford, N. & Evans, S.W. (2017). Emotion regulation and social functioning in adolescence: Conceptualization and treatment. In J. Harrison, B.K. Schultz & S.W. Evans (Eds.), School Mental Health Services for Adolescents (pp. 161-181). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Schultz, B.K., Dawson, A., Mixon, C., Spiel, C. & Evans, S.W. (2017). Evaluating school mental health programs. In K.D. Michael & J.P. Jameson (Eds.), Handbook of Rural School Mental Health: Challenges and Competencies. New York: Springer.

Evans, S.W., Owens, J.S., Monopoli, A.J. & Benson, K. (in press). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In T. H., Ollendick, S. W. White, & B. A. White (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Evans, S.W., Owens, J.S. & Power, T.J. (in press). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In M.J. Prinstein, E.A. Youngstrom, E.J. Mash & R.A. Barkley (Eds.), Treatment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Evans, S.W., van der Oord, S. & Rogers, E.E. (in press). Academic functioning and interventions for adolescents with ADHD. In S.P. Becker (Ed.), ADHD in Adolescence: A Developmental Psychopathology Approach. Guilford Press.

Books

Schultz, B.K. & Evans, S.W. (2015). A Practical Guide to Implementing School-Based Interventions for Adolescents with ADHD. Springer Publishing.

Harrison, J.R., Schultz, B.K & Evans, S.W. (Eds.) (2017). School Mental Health Services for Adolescents. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught

Graduate - Psychopathology of Childhood

Recent Grants

Active Grants

2014-2019 Multisite study of school based treatment approaches for adolescents with ADHD. PI. IES

2014-2018 Randomized comparison of evidence-based protocols for adolescents with ADHD in specialty care. Co-I. PCORI

2014-2017 Project to learn about youth – mental health. Co-I. CDC

2016-2019 Classroom interventions to encourage peers’ social inclusiveness of children with ADHD. Co-I. IES

2017-2019 Alcohol intoxication as a risk factor for intimate partner aggression among adults with ADHD. Co-I. NIAAA

2017-2020 Treatment-related research for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (REU). Co-I. NSF

2018-2020, Bridging Science and Practice in School Mental Health. PI. Ohio University

R305A140356 Multisite study of school-based treatment approaches for adolescents with ADHD; Principal Investigator, Institute for Education Sciences

SC14-1403-13704 Randomized comparison of evidence-based protocols for adolescents with ADHD in specialty care; Co-Investigator, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

5U01DD001007-03 Project to learn about youth mental health; Co-Investigator, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

R324A130162 Classroom interventions to encourage peers’ social inclusiveness of children with ADHD; Co-Investigator, Institute for Education Sciences

Graduate Students

Kari Benson
Elizabeth Capps
Samantha Kemper
Stephen Marshall
John Monopoli
Emma Rogers
Joe Xiang

Alumni

Christine Brady, Ph.D. (2014)

Joanna Yost, Ph.D. (2015)

Nora Bunford, Ph.D. (2016)

Allison Zoromski, Ph.D. (2016)

Craig Spiel, Ph.D. (2016)

A. Raisa Ray, Ph.D. (2018)

Stephen Marshall, Ph.D. (2018)

Heather Gahagen, Ph.D. (2018)


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