Dr. Michelle Athanasiou

Dr. Athanasiou

Dr. Athanasiou is Professor of School Psychology and the Chair of the School Psychology programs at the University of Northern Colorado. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995, and she has been on the school psychology faculty at UNC since 1996. Her research interests are in the areas of early childhood service delivery, parent and teacher consultation, and functional behavior assessment. She works from a developmental ecobehavioral model. Dr. Athanasiou recently served as a consultant on a federal grant training students to serve children with traumatic brain injury. She serves on the editorial board the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. Dr. Athanasiou is currently working with colleague, Dr. Koehler-Hak, on the development of a curriculum-based measure of written expression for young students. Dr. Athanasiou is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a licensed psychologist in Colorado.

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)