The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Danielle Fearon-Drake

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Research Interests

Cognitive Development, Developmental Disorders, Sense of Belonging, Resilience

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3825
Office: JO_3.118
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. Danielle Fearon-Drake teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods and statistics, psychology, and development. Dr. Fearon-Drake began teaching in 2012 and has served as an adjunct faculty and as a senior research analyst in institutional research at Baylor University. Dr. Fearon-Drake has engaged in studies examining a wide array of issues that relates to developmental disorders and educational practices. Her research interests include studies of sense of belonging, resilience, and cognitive development especially in children with developmental disorders. Dr. Fearon-Drake received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Caribbean University, her master’s in clinical psychology from The University of the West Indies- Mona and her PhD in educational psychology (emphasis: measurement and evaluation) from Baylor University.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Barnard-Brak, L., & Fearon-Drake, D. (2022). Medical home outcomes for school-aged children with chronic health care needs: A Mokken analysis. Quality Management in Healthcare, 10-1097.

Johnsen, S.K., Fearon-Drake, D., & Wisely, L.W. (2020). A formative evaluation of differentiation practices in elementary cluster classrooms. Roeper Review 42, 206 - 218.

Beaujean, A. A., & Fearon-Drake, D. D. (2017). Collaborating with institutional research: A best practice for school psychologists in postsecondary settings. The School Psychologist, 71, 71 - 76.

Fearon, D. D., Saxon, T. F., & Copeland, D. (2013). The relationship between parenting styles and creativity in a sample of Jamaican children. Creativity Research Journal. 25, 119-128.

Fearon, D., Barnard-Brak, L., Robinson, E. L., & Harris, F. W. (2011). Sense of belonging and burnout among first year student-athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 5, 139-156.

Barnard-Brak, L., & Fearon, D. D. (2012). Self-advocacy skills as a predictor of student IEP participation among adolescents with autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47, 39 - 47.