Dr. Alex L. Chew Ed.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Counseling at Georgia Southern College. He taught graduate students in educational psychology, school psychology, and counseling. He earned graduate degrees from the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern College, and the University of Mississippi, where he received his doctorate in Educational Psychology. Dr. Chew also holds doctoral level certification from the Georgia Department in School Psychology, Counseling, and Administration and Supervision. In his career, he was also a licensed professional counselor and had a private practice before retiring. Before becoming an educational psychologist and professor, Dr. Alex Chew began his professional career as a teacher and school counselor. He spent years researching early education assessment tools and testing. Dr. Chew has presented more than 50 professional papers and workshops addressing the psycho-educational evaluation of young children.
Dr. Chew is widely recognized for developing The Lollipop Test, now in its 3rd edition. This ground-breaking instrument assesses children’s readiness to enter pre-K, Kindergarten, or first grade. First published in 1981, this renowned kindergarten assessment tool was his dissertation. He saw a need for early education assessment materials, and he created The Lollipop Test. The school readiness assessment is currently administered to children across North and Latin America, including Head Start programs in Georgia. Dr. Alex Chew now enjoys his retirement and lives in South Carolina.
Interestingly, he is related to Benjamin Chew, a prominent historical figure in Pennsylvania’s judiciary system. His ancestor was a friend of George Washington and other founding fathers.