Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado, School Psychology Program (APA-Accredited Program)
M.A. University of Denver Special Education-Moderate Needs
BS. Mathematics Lafayette College A. B. History
2017-Present Associate Professor in School Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley,
Assistant Professor in School Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
Associate Professor in School Psychology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
Assistant Professor in School Psychology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. Teaching courses in academic and behavioral
intervention, cognitive assessment, neuropsychology, multiculturalism and practicum.
School Psychology consultant, Educational Services Unit # 1, Bloomfield, NE. Provided school psychological services
to students, families, and teachers. This includes assessment, behavioral and academic
intervention, crisis intervention, and counseling.
School Psychologist, Jefferson Parish Public School System, Jefferson Parish, LA. Louisiana School Psychology
Internship Consortium. (LAS*PIC). Developed behavior plans for individual students
and classrooms. Provided counseling services to students with behavioral and emotional
difficulties. Conducted training sessions on multidisciplinary staffing and behavioral
planning. Assisted district in implementation of corrective action plan and implementation
of reauthorization of IDEA. Conducted individual and group assessments for students
to determine special education eligibility. Rotation in preschool screenings.
Academic and Behavioral Consultant, Excelsior Youth Center Residential Treatment Facility, Aurora, CO. Created and implemented
individualized educational plans for adolescent females with behavioral and emotional
difficulties. Performed individualized and group achievement and cognitive testing.
Provided consultation services to therapists, teachers and administrators about complex
learning and behavioral disorders. Coordinated academic tracking and program evaluation
for residential high school. Programmed database IEP software. Worked on peer support
team to help faculty and staff who had stressful working experiences. Led faculty
workshops about working with oppositional children, nonverbal learning disabilities,
and executive dysfunction.
Licensed School Psychologist – Colorado Department of Education. 169552
Licensed Psychologist Candidate –Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Psyc.00013667
Nebraska Educators Certificate, Nebraska Department of Education, School Psychologist.
National Certification in School Psychology
South Dakota State Board of Education Certificate in School Psychology.
Research/Areas of Interest
Academic and Behavioral Interventions
Professional issues for school psychology faculty
*Schwery, D., Hulac, D. M., & Schweinle, A. (In Press). Understanding the Gender Gap in Mathematics Achievement: The Role of Self-Efficacy
and Stereotype Threat. School Psychology Forum.
Hulac, D. M., Benson, N., Nesmith, M. W., Wollersheim Shervey, S. (In Press). Using variable interval reinforcement schedules to support students in the classroom:
An introduction with illustrative examples. Journal of Educational Research and Practice.
Methe, S.A.,Briesch, A.M., & Hulac, D. (2015). Evaluating procedures to reduce measurement error
in math curriculum-based measurement probes.Assessment for Effective Intervention, 40,99-113.
Hulac, D. M., & Briesch, A. (Under Contract). Effective Classroom Management: An evidence-based
approach. New York: Guilford Press.
Hulac, D. M., Terrell, J., Vining, O., & Bernstein, D. (2011). Behavioral interventions
in schools: A response to intervention guidebook. New York: Routledge.
Honors and Awards
2016, Outstanding Service Award, American Psychological Association, Division 16
2015, Outstanding Service Award, American Psychological Association, Division 16
2014, School of Education Excellence in Teaching Nominee, School of Education, USD
2013, School of Education Exemplary Designation for Teaching, School of Education, USD
2012, Belbas-Larson Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota
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