University of Calgary

Mitchell Colp

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Sessional Instructor


Dr. Colp is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary’s School and Applied Child Psychology program. Aside from being a mental health practitioner, he is a seasoned statistical and methodological consultant who works with parents, school staff and community groups to improve outcomes for students and innovate practices that maximize educational impact. When Dr. Colp is not performing psychological assessments or building regression equations, he can be found instructing undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Calgary and running large-scale research projects in local school jurisdictions.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Colp’s proficiency with research methodology and statistical analysis has allowed him to participate in many diverse research projects that span the realms of education, psychology, medicine, and statistical theory. Beyond those listed above, his research interests include the study of chronic absenteeism, fostering data-informed practices, and applying quantitative methods in educational contexts.

Select Publications

Colp, S. M., & Barva, C. J. (in press). Transdisciplinary service in early intervention: Ethical and professional barriers for school psychologists. Psymposium.

Colp, S. M., & Barva, C. J. (2015). School psychologists as leaders who use data to cultivate new roles within inclusive education. Psymposium, 25(2), 12-14. 

Colp, S. M., & Nordstokke, D. W. (2014). Test Review: Insight. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 29(1), 71-78.

Nordstokke, D. W., & Colp, S. M. (2014). Investigating the robustness of the nonparametric Levene test with more than two groups. Psicologica, 35, 339-361.

Nordstokke, D. W., & Colp, S. M. (2014). Factorial Designs. In Michalos A.C. (ed). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 2141-2146.

Winters, K. M., Altomare, A. A., Colp, S. M., & Matchullis, R. L. (2013). Classroom management strategies for students with special educational needs. In J. Andrews (Eds.), Diversity education: Understanding and addressing student diversity in Canadian schools. Scarborough, ON: Nelson.

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Curriculum Vitae


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