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School Psychology Faculty

Dr. Lisa Kelly-Vance, Program Director

Ph.D. Indiana University

Dr. Kelly-Vance has provided school psychology services to districts in Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa. Prior to coming to UNO in 1995, she worked for Area Education Agency 13 (now Green Hills Area Education Agency) in Council Bluffs, IA. There, she worked with children who ranged in age from Birth to 21. She also served as the Lead Psychologist and the President of the Iowa School Psychologists Association. Dr. Kelly-Vance is certified as a School Psychologist in Iowa. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and serves on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Nebraska School Psychologists Association having served as a former President, University Connections Chair, and Webpage Editor. In addition, Dr. Kelly-Vance is the faculty sponsor of the annual summer reading program at Holy Name Elementary. Her undergraduate degree is from Purdue University and she has a MS and PhD from Indiana University.

Courses taught:Early Childhood Assessment, Psychology of Exceptional Children, Family Analysis and Treatment, Practicum in School Psychology, Internship, Advanced Educational and Psychological Consultation

Research interests:Play assessment and intervention in early childhood; summer reading programs; animal assisted reading interventions; and English Language Learners.

Dr. Brian McKevitt

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. McKevitt served as a school psychologist in Heartland Area Education Agency 11 Iowa for six years before coming to UNO in 2006. There, he provided the full spectrum of school psychology services for children in grades kindergarten through eighth, supervised school psychology practicum students and interns, and coordinated the implementation of school-wide positive behavior support in over 30 schools in central Iowa. Dr. McKevitt also has taught educational psychology and educational research courses at Iowa State University and Drake University. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a certified School Psychologist in Iowa and Nebraska and is a member of NASP and the Nebraska School Psychologists Association (NSPA).

Courses taught: Professional, Legal, and Ethical Foundations of School Psychology, Behavior Analysis and Intervention, School Age Assessment, Advanced Educational and Psychological Consultation, Educational Psychology, Foundations of Assessment, Ethics and Law for Psychologists

Research interests: School-wide positive behavior support; evidence-based social, emotional, and behavioral interventions; testing accommodations; reliability and validity in assessment

Dr. Adam Weaver

Ph.D. Mississippi State University

Dr. Weaver completed his undergraduate degree in history at Mississippi State University and earned MS and PhD degrees in School Psychology from Mississippi State University. He is a certified school psychologist in Iowa and worked as a school psychologist for Green Hills Area Education Agency for nine years before coming to UNO in 2013. In this role, Dr. Weaver worked in several rural school districts in southwest Iowa, served on several agency level committees, and supervised practicum students. Dr. Weaver has served as a challenging behavior consultant and met requirements for advanced level training in functional analysis from the Iowa Department of Education and the Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa.

Courses taught: Behavior Analysis and Intervention, Foundations of Assessment, Psychological and Educational Testing, Psychotherapeutic Interventions

Research interests: Experimental analysis of behavior in school-based settings, behavioral consultation, and Emotional Labor among educators.

Dr. Mark Shriver

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Shriver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Shriver directs the Academic Evaluation and Intervention Clinic. His clinical practice at the Munroe-Meyer Institute involves working directly with parents and other child care providers to evaluate and treat childhood problems including noncompliance, tantrums/aggression, elimination problems, sleep problems, selective mutism, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and school-related problems.

Courses taught: Master’s Practicum in School Psychology, ABA Practicum Coordination, Thesis Supervision

Research interests: Academic and behavioral assessment for children with disabilities and school related problems, parent training, child noncompliance.

Affiliated Faculty

Juan Casas, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Wayne Harrison, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Brigette Ryalls, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department, Department Chair
Carey S. Ryan, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Suzanne Sollars, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department