Kari Oyen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology for the University of South Dakota. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Oyen was a practicing rural school psychologist for ten years. Dr. Oyen is a state coordinator for the Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Positive Behavior Interventions and Support project in the State of South Dakota. Dr. Oyen is very actively involved in the National Association of School Psychologists as the Co-Chair of the Government Professional Relations Committee. In addition, Dr.

Oyen also sat on the taskforce to address the national shortage of school psychologists and is sitting on the writing team for the 2020 revision of the NASP practice model.