Samuel Song, Ph.D., NCSP

Samuel Song

Pronouns: he/him/his
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Director, School Psychology Program; Professor
Department of Counseling and School Psychology



Primary Email: [email protected]


North Education - 190
Mail Code: 1179


Samuel Song comes to SDSU from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he was a professor of school psychology. His scholarship focuses on school safety and bullying issues, healthy school cultures and climates for minoritized students and families, culturally responsible mental health in schools, and social justice in school psychology. A fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), he is the 2020 recipient of the Jean Baker Service and Practice Award bestowed by the Division 16 of APA, is an Associate Editor for School Psychology Review and is an editorial board member on the top journals in the field. He has two books on social justice and school psychology and is the principal investigator of the Restorative Schools Project and director of the Education Services and Family Collaboration. 

Samuel enjoys weightlifting competitively with his son, comparing gourmet burgers to In-N-Out and training the next generation of "movers and shakers" in school psychology.