James Mazza, PhDDr. James J. Mazza is a professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Washington – Seattle where he has been for the past 20 years teaching and conducting research in the field of adolescent mental health. Dr. Mazza’s received his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research examines the complex relationships of how mental health issues impact adolescent social emotional abilities and academic skills through a multitiered system of supports (MTSS). Dr. Mazza’s research has focused on school-based settings and has written extensively through peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on how to identify youth who are at-risk for suicidal behavior as well as developing social emotional learning (SEL) curricula to help all students learn emotion regulation skills.