Steven W. Evans

Professor, Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies

Contact Information:

Email: evanss3(->AT<-)
Phone: 740.593.2186

Editor-in-Chief – School Mental Health

Co-Director - Center for Intervention Research in Schools

Research Interests

  • Treatment development and evaluation research for adolescents with ADHD and related problems.
  • School mental health in middle and high schools.


Bowling Green State University          B.S.             Education

Ball State University                            M.A.            Psychology

Case Western Reserve University        Ph.D.          Clinical Psychology

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic                   Internship & Post-Doc

Selected Publications

Harrison, J., Bunford, N., Evans, S.W. & Owens, J.S. (in press). Educational accommodations for students with behavioral challenges: A systematic review of the literature. Review of Educational Research.

Watabe, Y., Owens, J.S., Evans, S.W. & Brandt, N.E. (in press). The relationship between sluggish cognitive tempo and impairment in children with and without ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., Sibley, M.H., Kipp, H.L., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., & Bukstein, O. (in press). Attributions and perception of methylphenidate effects in adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.
Marshall, S., Evans, S.W., Eiraldi, R., Becker, S. & Power, T. (in press). Social and academic impairment in youth with ADHD, predominately inattentive type and sluggish cognitive tempo. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Langberg, J.M., Dvorsky, M.R. & Evans, S.W. (in press). What specific facets of executive function are associated with academic functioning in youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Cloth, A.H., Evans, S.W., Becker, S.P. & Paternite, C.E. (in press). Social maladjustment and special education: State regulations and continued controversy. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Langberg, J.M., Dvorsky, M.R., Marshall, S.A., & Evans, S.W. (in press). Clinical implications of daytime sleepiness for the academic performance of middle school age adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Sleep Research. 
Pelham, W.E., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., Bukstein, O., Gnagy, E.M., Greiner, A.R. & Sibley, M.H. (in press). The effectiveness of short and long-acting stimulant medication for adolescents with ADHD in a naturalistic secondary school setting. Journal of Attention Disorders.
Evans, S.W., Koch, R., Brady, C., Meszaros, P. & Sadler, J. (2013). Community and school mental health professionals' knowledge and use of evidence based substance use prevention programs. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40 (4), 319-330.
Evans, S.W., Brady, C.E., Harrison, J.R., Bunford, N., Kern, L., State, T. & Andrews, C. (2013). Measuring ADHD and ODD symptoms and impairment using high school teachers’ ratings. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42(2), 197-207.
Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Majumdar, A., Evans, S.W., Manos, M.J., Caserta, D., Girio, E.L., Pisecco, S., Hannah, J.N. & Carter, R.L. (2013). Elementary and middle school teacher perceptions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder incidence. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42, 87-99.
Brady, C. E., Evans, S. W., Berlin, K. S., Bunford, N., & Kern, L. (2012).  Evaluating school impairment with adolescents: A psychometric evaluation of the Classroom Performance Survey.  School Psychology Review, 14(4), 429-446.
Sibley, M.H., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., Pelham, W.E., & Gnagy, E.M. (2012). Treatment response to an intensive adolescent-directed intervention for ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16, 443-448.
Owens, J. S., Holdaway, A. S., Zoromski, A. K., Evans, S. W., Himawan, L. K., Girio- Herrera, E., & Murphy, C. (2012). Incremental benefits of a daily report card intervention over time for youth with disruptive behavior. Behavior Therapy, 43(4), 848-861.
Short, K.H., Weist, M.D., Manion, I.G. & Evans, S.W. (2012). Roping together research and practice through partnerships in school mental health. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 39, 238–247.
Gray, L., Miller, B.S. & Evans, S.W. (2012). Training children with ADHD to minimize impulsivity in auditory contralateral masking. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76, 483-487.
Kern, L., Evans, S.W. & Lewis, T. (2011). Description of an iterative process for intervention development. Education and Treatment of Children, 34, 593-617.
Sadler, J.M., Evans, S.W., Schultz, B.K. & Zoromski, A.K. (2011). Potential mechanisms of action in the treatment of social impairment and disorganization with adolescents with ADHD. School Mental Health, 3, 156-168.
Evans, S.W., Schultz, B.K., DeMars, C.E. & Davis, H. (2011). Effectiveness of the Challenging Horizons after-school program for young adolescents with ADHD. Behavior Therapy, 42, 462-474.

Sadler, J. & Evans, S.W. (2011). Psychosocial interventions for adolescents with ADHD. In S.W. Evans & B. Hoza (Eds.), Treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context. New York, NY: Civic Research Institute.

Evans, S.W., Owens, J.S., Reinicke, C., Brown, R., & Grove, A. (2013). What parents and teachers should know: Effective treatments for youth with ADHD. In C. Franklin, M.B. Harris, & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for School-Based Professionals (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Evans, S. W., Owens, J. S., Mautone, J. A., DuPaul, G. J., & Power, T. J. (in press). Toward a comprehensive, Life Course Model of care for youth with ADHD. In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & J. Owens (Eds.), Handbook of School Mental Health (2nd ed). New York: Springer.
Storer, J., Evans, S.W. & Langberg, J. (in press). Organization interventions for children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & J.S. Owens (Eds.), Handbook of School Mental Health (2nd ed). New York: Springer.
Evans, S.W., Rybak, T., Strickland, H. & Owens, J.S. (in press). The role of school mental health models in preventing and addressing children’s emotional and behavioral problems. In H.M. Walker & F.M. Gresham (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices for Students Having Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Evans, S.W., Simonsen, B. & Dolan, G. (2013). School-level practices. In L.  Eber, S. Barrett, & M. Weist (Eds.), Advancing education effectiveness: Interconnecting school mental health and school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (pp. 86-107), University of Oregon, College of Education, Eugene, OR. 


Recent Grants

R324C080006    Center on Serious Behavior        Co-PI     08-13          IES

                            Disorders at the Secondary Level                                         

R01 MH082864   Multisite Study of School Based      PI      09-14      NIMH

                           Treatment Approaches for ADHD Adolescents

          R305A110059     Mediators of Social Impairment     Co-PI  12 – 15       IES 

                                        Among Children with ADHD

R324A120272   Development of Strategies to         Co-I    12-15         IES

                              Increase Teacher Integrity


Courses Taught

Graduate Child Psychopathology

Graduate Students

Christine Brady

Heather Davis