Shanter H. Alexander, Ph.D., Ed.S., N.C.S.P., is an assistant professor in the School Psychology program at Howard University, an historically black university in Washington, D.C., USA. She is a nationally certified school psychologist and autism specialist. She is actively involved in several state and national professional organizations and serves as co-chair of the Professional Position Statements Committee of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), an elected executive board member of the Trainers of School Psychology (TSP), and a faculty member for the Children’s National Hospital Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program. She is also an invited member of the Autism Collaborative in Washington, D.C. Dr. Alexander’s research interests explore the intersectionality of race and neurodevelopmental disability with particular focus on the Black/African American autism community.
Dr. Alexander is also the founding director of the corporation Neuro-Inclusion Specialists through which she provides consultancy services, and workshops for faith-based organizations/churches, communities, and corporate teams, to help them develop skills, policies and practices that create safe and inclusive spaces and programming for individuals with disabilities. She works closely with several schools to design and implement multitiered academic and behavioral support systems and psycho-educational assessment services to promote success and improved quality of life for all.