University at Buffalo

Sandro M. Sodano

Sandro M. Sodano

Associate Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Assessment; Child and Adolescent Development; Clinical and Career Counseling; Mental Health; Measurements; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods; Program Evaluation

Contact Information
427 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1131
smsodano@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

My research focuses on the measurement and assessment of personality in the vocational and interpersonal domains to inform the practice of assessment and career development interventions with young adults and youths in particular.

Education and Training:
  • EdM, Rutgers University
  • BA, San Diego State University
  • PhD, Arizona State University
Recent Publications:
Journal Special Issue:
  • Fouad, N. A.; Ford, M. T.; Hirschi, A.; Porfeli, E.; Shockley, K.; Sodano, S.; Weng, Q. (Eds.). (2019). Review Issue 2017/18 [Special Issue]. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110, Part B.
Journal Article:
  • Sodano, S. M.; Tamulonis, J. P.; Fabiano, G. A.; Caserta, A. M.; Hulme, K. F.; Hulme, K. L.; Stephan, G. R.; & Tronci, F. (2019). Interpersonal Problems of Young Adults With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/1087054718821728
  • Fabiano, G. A., Hulme, K. F.; Sodano, S. M.; Caserta, A.; Hulme, K.; Stephan, G.; & Smyth, A. C. (2018). An evaluation of occupational behavior in individuals with and without Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Human Performance, 31, 165-178.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Serwacki, M., Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The Role of Anxiety on the Experience of Peer Victimization and Eating Disorder Risk. School Mental Health, 1-14. DOI 10.1007/s12310-016-9178-z
Book Chapter:
  • Tracey, T. J. G., & Sodano, S. M. (2017). Career assessment of children. In M. Watson & M. McMahon (Eds.), Career Exploration and Development in Childhood: Perspectives from Theory, Practice and Research (pp.129-142). London, UK: Routledge.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Kline, B. T., Sodano, S. M., & Estey, E. E. (2019, August). STEM Interest Assessment of Adolescents: Construct Validity. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.;
  • Sodano, S. M., Drake, A. S, Fabiano, G. A., Hulme, K., Caserta, A., Hulme, K., Stephan, G., & Smyth, A. C. (2019, June). Interpersonal Complementarity in an Employment Interview Setting for Young Adults With and Without ADHD. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR), Grand Rapids, MI.;
  • Kline, B. T. & Sodano, S. M. (2019, April). Construct Validity of the STEM Career Interest Test for Adolescents in “High-Needs” Districts: Part of The “Geo-Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers” Project. Poster session presented at the GSE Annual Research Symposium of the University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Kline, B. T. & Sodano, S. M. (2019, August). STEM Interest Assessment of Adolescents: Construct Validity. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.;
  • Sodano, S. M., Fabiano, G. A., Hulme, K. & Caserta, A. (2018, June). Comparing interest and competency ratings of ADHD versus typical young adults. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Vocational Psychology, Scottsdale, AZ.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Geotechnical Experiences for Students and Teachers (GTEST); Federal; National Science Academy; Awarded; (01/01/2017-12/31/2019)
  • The Development of a Laboratory Assessment of Behaviors in Occupational Roles (LABOR): An analogue setting to Investigate job functioning and treatments for individuals with ADHD; Local; University at Buffalo: Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT); Awarded; (08/01/2016-07/29/2017)
Contract:
  • Efficacy of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate for promoting occupational success in young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Foundation and Research Organization; Shire Pharmaceuticals; Awarded; (07/31/2017-06/01/2019)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling Psychology
    05/24/2020-05/22/2021
  • Editorial Board Member, Career Development Quarterly
    05/24/2020-05/22/2021
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling Psychology
    05/26/2019-05/23/2020
Professional Service:
  • The NSF funded GTEST project provides career development and career counseling interventions to hundreds of Buffalo and Niagara Falls public middle and high school students over the academic year.
    09/01/2019-05/23/2020
  • The NSF funded GTEST Summer STEM Camp provides career development and career counseling interventions to Buffalo and Niagara Falls public middle and high school students.
    07/01/2019-08/09/2019
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:

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Contact Information

427 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1131
smsodano@buffalo.edu