BA, University of Tennessee, 1976
PhD, University of Tennessee, 1982
Research & Evaluation
Translational Research in Behavioral Health
School Mental Health
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Director of the Translational Research and Evaluation
Concentration, Master of Science Degree in Child &
Adolescent Behavioral Health program. Personal Webpage Curriculum Vitae
Oliver T. Massey, PhD is an Associate Professor and Division Director in
the Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral &
Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. He also serves
as Director of the Translational Research and Evaluation Concentration
of the Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health program.
His doctorate is in Psychology and was earned from the University of
Tennessee. He has twenty years post graduate experience in applied
research, consultation, and evaluation. Prior to joining USF, he was
Director of Research and Evaluation for the Missouri Department of
Mental Health where he developed, validated and implemented the Missouri
Level of Care, an assessment instrument used in that state for the
placement of consumers in community settings. His specialties include
applied research and evaluation of community based services for
individuals with mental illness. Of special interest is the evaluation
of the organization and effectiveness of behavioral and mental health
services in public schools.
Current evaluation activities include evaluation of DOE funded GEAR-UP
and ongoing involvement in the evaluation of DOE/SAMHSA funded Safe
Schools/Healthy Students sites. He is the author of the book, Evaluating
Human Research Development Programs: A Practical Guide for Public
Agencies (1996) and numerous publications and book chapters devoted to
evaluation in the applied sector.
Dr. Massey’s experiences include extensive consultations with local
community and state agencies. He currently serves as Chair of the
Hillsborough County Anti-bullying Advisory Committee, which was created
in 2009 to provide advice and recommendations to curb and eliminate all
forms of bullying throughout Hillsborough County.
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