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Timothy Poynton

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: 617.287.3326


Department: Counseling & School Psychology


EdD, Boston University

Additional Information

Tim Poynton’s research interests are in the realm of issues affecting K-12 students and the school counselors who serve them. Current research includes an examination of the postsecondary transition of graduating high school seniors, focusing on how in-school experiences and attitudes relate to postsecondary outcomes with a focus on the transition from high school to college. Professor Poynton is also engaged in research examining instruments designed to measure the attitudes and beliefs of school counselors. Embedded in the above research projects are an interest in technology applications, particularly issues around the use of online surveys and methods for improving their efficacy and usability, and applications for school counselors to collect and analyze data.

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