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Dr. Amy-Jane Griffiths

Assistant Professor
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health; Autism and Employment; Transition Planning and Support for Youth with Disabilities; Preparing Children from Underserved Populations for Resilient Futures; STEM Education and Career Planning for Underserved Youth; Academic and Social-Emotional-Behavioral Interventions in Alternative Education
Office Location: Reeves Hall
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Education:
Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.

Biography

Amy-Jane Griffiths, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 24536) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She obtained her doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

At Chapman University, Dr. Griffiths is the coordinator of the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) program and an Assistant Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies and a research affiliate at the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability.

Prior to her work at Chapman University, Dr. Griffiths served as a director for an intervention program designed to support teens and young adults with disabilities as they transition into adulthood. Her scholarly and research interests include student engagement, psychological well-being and mental health, targeted interventions for students with behavioral concerns, program evaluation, and supporting positive transition outcomes for youth with disabilities.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Griffiths, A.J., Diamond, E.L., Maupin, Z., Alsip, J., Keller, M., Moffa, K., & Furlong, M.J. (2021). School Safety, School Climate, and Student Mental Health: Interdependent Constructs Built Upon Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Planning. In Lazarus, P., Suldo, S. & Doll, B. (Eds.), Fostering the Emotional Well-Being of our Nation's Youth: A School-Based Approach. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.
Hurley-Hanson, A.E., Giannantonio, C.M., & Griffiths, A.J. (2020). Autism in the Workplace: Creating Positive Employment and Career Outcomes for Generation A. Palgrave Macmillan, UK.
Griffiths, A.J. & Dang Hoang, M. (2020) Mental Health and Psychopathology. In Hass, M. (Eds.), The Vietnam School Psychology Book. Vietnam National University Press.
Griffiths, A.J., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., Giannantonio, C.M., Hyde, K., & Linstead, E. (2020). Developing Employment Environments Where Individuals with ASD Thrive: Using Machine Learning to Explore Employer Policies and Practices. Brain Sciences, 10 (9), 632.
Griffiths, A. J., Miles Nash, A., Maupin, Z., & Mathur, S. K. (2020) Her voice: Engaging and preparing girls with disabilities for science, technology, engineering, and math careers, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 12 (3), 293-301.
Hurley-Hanson, A.E., Giannantonio, C.M., Griffiths, A.J. (2020). The Role of Image Norms in the Careers of Individuals with ASD. The Journal of Business Leadership, 28(1): 56-66.
Griffiths, A.J. & Flannery, D. (2020). Transition Transformed: Finding Our Place in a Changing World. Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit Fifth Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies.
Griffiths, A.J., Diamond, E.L., Grief-Green, J., Kim, E., Alsip, J., Dwyer, K., Mayer, M., & Furlong, M. (2019). Understanding the Critical Links between School Safety and Mental Health: Creating Pathways toward Wellness. In Osher, D., Jagers R., Kendziora, K., Mayer, M. & Wood, L. (Eds.). Keeping Students Safe and Helping Them Thrive: A Collaborative Handbook for Education, Safety, and Justice Professionals, Families, and Communities (2 vols.). New York, New York: Praeger.
Hyde, K., Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C., Hurley-Hanson, A., Mathur Kohli, S., & Linstead, E. (2019). Exploring the Landscape of Employers for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 2019 18th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2019, pp. 1961-1967, DOI: 10.1109/ICMLA.2019.00315.
Hurley-Hanson, A.E., Giannantonio, C.M., Griffiths, A.J., & Cardinal, D. (2019). A Look at Autism in the Workplace Today. The Journal of Business Leadership, 27(1), 57-66.
Griffiths, A.J., Izumi, J., Alsip, J., Furlong, M., & Morrison, G. (2019). Positive Behavior Supports in the Alternative Education Setting: Examining the Risk and Protective Factors of Responders and Non-Responders. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 63(2), 149-161. DOI: 10.1080/1045988X.2018.1534224
Griffiths, A.J. Cosier, M., & Morgan, S. (2019). Research-to-Practice Brief: Using Labor Market Projections for Successful Transition Planning. Research Brief: Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit Fourth Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies.
Hyde, K., Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C., Hurley-Hanson, A., & Linstead, E. (2018). Predicting employer recruitment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with decision trees. Publication in Proceeding of 2018 17th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Orlando, FL, pp1366-1370. DOI: 10.1109/ICMLA.2018.00222
Griffiths, A.J. & Miles-Nash, A. (2019). Making STEM Education Inclusive: Opening Doors to Engage Girls and Women With Disabilities. Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit Fourth Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies.
Griffiths, A.J. (2018). Connection, Collaboration, and Co-Creation: Developing meaningful employment opportunities for youth with diverse needs. Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit Third Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, College of Educational Studies.
Griffiths, A.J. & Trine, V. (2018). STEM3 Academy: Year 2 Report. The Help Group. Los Angeles, CA.
Griffiths, A.J. & McIntyre, M. (2018). Autism Community Toolkit Prong 3: Increasing collaboration in the schools- Year 3 Report. Unihealth Foundation Grant Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, College of Educational Studies.
Griffiths, A.J. (2017). Research in Action: The Transition Initiative. Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit Second Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, College of Educational Studies.
Griffiths, A.J. & Round, R.L.(2017). Autism Community Toolkit Prong 3: Increasing collaboration in the schools- Year 2 Report. Unihealth Foundation Grant Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, College of Educational Studies.
Griffiths, A.J. & Riley, N. (2017). STEM3 Academy: Year 1 Report. The Help Group. Los Angeles, CA.
Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C.M., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., & Cardinal, D. (2016). Autism in the Workplace: Assessing the transition needs of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Business and Management.
Griffiths, A.J., & Hart, S. (2016). DSM-5 and School Psychology: Conduct Disorder. NASP Communiqué.
Griffiths, A.J. (2016). Autism in the Workplace. Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit First Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, College of Educational Studies.
Brady, J., Kennedy, K., & Griffiths, A.J. (2014). Needs Assessment: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California.
Hanson, T., Griffiths, A. J., & Furlong, M. (2012). The Impact of Safe Schools/Healthy Students Funding on Student Wellbeing: A California Consortium Cross-Site Analysis. The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd Edition).
Griffiths, A.J., Lilles, E., Furlong, M., & Sidwha, J. (2012). The Relations of Adolescent Student Engagement with Troubling and High-Risk Behaviors. In S. L. Christenson, A. L. Reschly, & C. Wylie (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Student Engagement (chap. 27). New York, NY: Springer Science. 2012
Morrison, G. M., You, S., Sharkey, J. D., Felix, E. D., & Griffiths, A. J. (2012). Mediation of school bonding and peer norms on the reciprocal effects of friend victimization and problem behavior. School Psychology International, 1–20.