Dr. Michelle Athanasiou

Dr. Athanasiou

Dr. Athanasiou is a Professor and Chair of the Department of School Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Tennessee-Memphis Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Athanasiou has been on the school psychology faculty at UNC since 1996. Her professional interests are in the areas of applied behavior analysis, parent and teacher consultation, and early childhood. She works from a developmental ecobehavioral model. Dr. Athanasiou also co-coordinates the BACB-approved program in Applied Behavior Analysis. She serves on the editorial board the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, and she is the Vice President for Professional Affairs for Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Athanasiou is a licensed psychologist in Colorado, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D).

Sample Publications:

Athanasiou, M. S., & Riley, K. (2008). Best practices personnel preparation for early childhood service. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology-V (pp. 2041-2052). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Athanasiou, M. S. (2008). Behavioral observation methods, assessment. In Leong, F. T. L. (Editor-in-Chief), Altmaier, E., & Johnson, B. (Volume Editors). Encyclopedia of Counseling: Volume 1. Changes and Challenges for Counseling in the 21st Century (pp. 37-42). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Athanasiou, M. S., Hazel, C. E., & Geil, M. (2007). Listening to participants: Bi-directional effects of consultation research and practice. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 22, 191-204.

Athanasiou, M. S. (2006). Play-based assessment of preschool children. In B.A. Bracken and R. Nagle (Eds.), Psychoeducational assessment of preschool children (4th ed.) (pp. 219-238). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Contact Info:

Michelle S. Athanasiou, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology
Department of School Psychology
C.B. 131, McKee 297
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2356 (office)
(970) 351-2625 (fax)