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Kristine Melloy, Ph.D.

Kristine Melloy, Ph.D.


School of Special Education

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Special Education
Campus Box 141
Greeley, CO 80639


• Ph.D. University of Iowa, Education, Special Education – Emotional and Behavior Disorders
• M.A. Loras College, School Administration
• B.A. Loras College, Elementary Education and Special Education

Professional/Academic Experience

2017 to present  University of Northern Colorado Professor
2014-2017    Santa Clara University Chairperson and Professor
2012-2014    St. Paul Public Schools Instructional Coach
2010-2011    American University of Antigua Chairperson and Professor
2006-2010    Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Twin Cities Founding Principal
1989-2006    University of St. Thomas Professor (Associate, Assistant Professor)
1985-1987    Western Dubuque Community Schools Special Education Teacher
1983-1985    Northeast Iowa Technical Institute Director and Special Education Teacher
1977-1983    Western Dubuque Schools Special Education Teacher

Research/Areas of Interest

• Inclusive school environments for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
• Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration
• Social justice and equity for students with EBD to ensure free and appropriate public education (FAPE)

Publications/Creative Works

Melloy, K. J., Murry, F. R. (2019). A Conceptual Framework: Creating Socially Just Schools for Students with Emotional
and Behavioral Disabilities. World Journal of Education, 9(5), 12.

Melloy, K. (2018). Preparing educational leaders for 21st century inclusive school communities: Transforming university
preparation programs. Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies, 7(2), 13-24.

Zirpoli, T. J., Melloy, K. (2016). Strategies for Specific Behavior Challenges. Behavior Management: Positive Applications
for Teachers (7th ed., pp. 335-368). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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