Tom Fagan
Professor of Psychology


  • Academic counseling
  • Mental health

Thomas K. Fagan received his doctorate in school psychology from Kent State University in 1969. He is the director of the master’s and doctoral school psychology program at The University of Memphis, where he has been since 1976. Fagan has been active in the National Association of School Psychologists since 1970, holding several  positions including its presidency. Fagan served as historian to the NASP and the American Psychological Association Division of School Psychology. He has authored publications on the historical development and delivery of school psychological services in the U.S. Fagan holds honorary life membership in NASP and several state associations. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Division of School Psychology from APA in 1991, the School Psychology Trainer of the Year by The Trainers of School Psychologists in 2006, and NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 2011 he received the University of Memphis’ Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at KSU. In 2015 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of School Psychology of APA.