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Gregory E. Everett is an Associate Professor, full-time psychology faculty member, and co-director of the Attention and Behavior Clinic located within the Department of Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. Dr. Everett completed both his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Such training was completed through rotations in both the Behavior Management Clinic and the Child and Family Therapy Clinic where he provided direct clinical services, parent training, and consultation to children, adolescents, and their families on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Everett's research interests center on the application of behavior analytic principles to the behavioral and academic difficulties of children. Specific areas of interest include the identification and remediation of behavior problems in young children, functionally based behavioral interventions, as well as academic interventions in the areas of reading and math. Dr. Everett has published his research findings and presented them at several national, regional, and state conferences including the annual meetings of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Everett is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and Illinois School Psychologists Association.

Dr. Everett teaches courses in school psychology including cognitive assessment of children and adolescents, response to intervention, and psychoeducational assessment and intervention, as well as undergraduate courses including child psychology and psychological tests and measures.

Stephen Hupp, winner of a 2011 Teaching Recognition Award, is an Associate Professor and full-time psychology faculty member. He obtained his Ph.D. in psychology with specializations in clinical and school psychology from Louisiana State University, and he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Hupp completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute. His internship training focused on providing clinical services for children and adolescents.

Dr. Hupp has provided parent consultation with families in a wide variety of settings. His primary research interests include assessment, treatment, and prevention of childhood behavioral and emotional problems. Other research interests include childhood attention problems, sports camps, autism, and the assessment of behaviors and attitudes related to drinking and driving. He has published several research articles and book chapters related to clinical and school psychology. He has presented his research at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Dr. Hupp teaches courses in child development, applied behavior analysis, clinical child psychology, prevention programs, and behavioral assessment.

Jeremy D. Jewell is Program Director of the Clinical-Child and School Psychology program. He is also Professor and full-time psychology faculty member. In 2009, he was recognized for his work with children and families by being named a "Champion for Children" by the organization Children's Home+Aid. He obtained his Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jewell completed a one-year internship with the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, and was placed at Father Flanagan's Boy's Home (Girls and Boys Town) in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Jewell worked in a number of related fields prior to his appointment at SIUE. Previously, Dr. Jewell was a school psychologist for the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas for two years. He has also worked for a number of years as a social worker, child abuse and neglect investigator, and supervisor in a state hospital for the mentally retarded. Much of this previous work has been with ethnic minority populations as well as those in poverty.

Dr. Jewell's previous and current research has focused on three primary areas. The first research area concerns the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of youth diagnosed with Conduct Disorder as well as the broad area of juvenile delinquency. The second research interest is in the effects of the family environment, parenting style, and discipline practices on children's mental health and the development of psychopathology. The third area of research is in the area of drinking and driving risk assessment and prevention. Dr. Jewell is currently involved in several research studies including the use of relaxation skills training as a violence prevention program with youth in juvenile detention and examining the components of 'shock'videos related to drinking and driving in order to improve their effectiveness.

Dr. Jewell teaches courses in adolescent psychology, therapy with youth and families, consultation, and crisis intervention. Dr. Jewell also supervises research projects, serves as an academic advisor, directs thesis research, and assists in program development. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association and on the Governing Board of the Illinois School Psychologists Association. Dr. Jewell holds several leadership positions at both the local and state level in an effort to improve mental health service delivery to youth.

Elizabeth L. W. McKenney is a full-time Assistant Professor in the Clinical-Child and School Psychology graduate program. Dr. McKenney teaches graduate courses in psychological consultation, cognitive assessment of children and issues in school psychology. She also teaches an undergraduate child psychology course.

Dr. McKenney received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Florida in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at SIUE, she worked as a predoctoral intern and postdoctoral resident providing school psychology services at Round Rock Independent School District in Round Rock, Texas. Dr. McKenney's primary research interests are in evaluating the efficacy of school-based services for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Related interests include teacher and systems-wide consultation, school psychological service delivery under a problem-solving model, culturally competent practice, and appropriate use of school psychologists' skills. Her work has been presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA).