Connie Fournier, Ph.D., has 45 years in education and psychology with extensive experience teaching and providing therapy for adolescents. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Wayne State University, and her doctorate at University of Texas at Austin. She began teaching as special education teacher for adolescents with special needs in both Michigan and Texas. She has written state level curriculum in Michigan, and developed curriculum for both the undergraduate and graduate programs for Special education which have received Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board approval.
As a psychologist she specializes in working with children, youth and family. She has been in the Department of Education Psychology at the University of Missouri as an assistant Professor and was instrumental in the development of their School Psychology Program. At Texas A & M University in the Department of Educational Psychology she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. She received College and University level teaching awards as well as state and national awards for service and contributions to psychology. Her scholarship and articles have focused on delivery of care for children and families with special needs and chronic health conditions. She was on the team that developed a needs survey that is now used both nationally and internationally. She recently was editor of the infoaboutkids.org blog, which was developed in coordination with several divisions in the America Psychological Association. The blog series, aimed at parents and educators, has both a national and international audience. She has recently retired as Emerita Professor from Texas A & M University. Dr. Fournier is married to Dr. Bill Rae, also a child psychologist. They have one son, Shane.