• Title:
    Assistant Professor
  • Department:
    Education and Counseling

Jesslynn Rocha Neves, Ph.D.



Dr. Jesslynn Rocha Neves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Counseling at Rivier University.


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • M.A., University of Connecticut
  • M.Ed., Harvard University
  • B.S., Tufts University


  • School Psychology
  • Educational Equity
  • School Climate
  • Marginalized Student Populations
  • School Law
  • International School Psychology

Courses Taught

  • ED610 Basic Human Interaction
  • ED720 Social and Cultural Foundations
  • ED721 Advanced Multicultural Perspectives

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  1. La Salle, T.P., Wang, C., Wu, C., Rocha Neves, J. (2019). Racial Mismatch among minoritized students and white teachers: Implications and recommendations for moving forward. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation.
  2. La Salle, T.P., Rocha Neves, J., Freeman, J., & Sugai, G. (2019). Perceptions of school climate among students self-identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Remedial and Special Education.
  3. Casale, G., Hennemann, T., La Salle, T. P., Rocha Neves, J. & Schmidt, L (2019). Correlations between psychosocial problems and the perception of school climate in secondary school students. In G. Ricken, & S. Degenhardt (Hrsg.). Networking, Cooperation, and Social Space – Inclusive Education as cross-sectional task. Bad Heilbrunn: Julius Klinkhardt.
  4. VanLone, J., Freeman, J., La Salle, T.P., Gordon, L., Polk, T., Rocha Neves, J. (2019). A practical guide to improving school climate in middle and high schools. Intervention in School and Clinic.
  5. Parris, L., Rocha Neves, J., & La Salle, T.P., (2018). School climate perceptions among racial/ethnic minority youth: The moderating role of school climate. School Psychology International.