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 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.
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: Primary areas: play assessment and intervention in early childhood, response to intervention in early childhood, and English Language Learners. Other research interests include: development of reading skills & family involvement.
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. 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, the Nebraska Association of School Psychologists (NSPA) and the Iowa School Psychologists Association (ISPA).
Courses taught: Introduction to School Psychology, Behavior Analysis and Intervention, School Age Assessment, Advanced Educational and Psychological Consultation, Educational Psychology
Research interests: School-wide positive behavior support; evidence-based social, emotional, and behavioral interventions; testing accommodations; reliability and validity in assessment
Ph.D. Utah State University
Dr. Anderson is a clinical psychologist. She served as the Staff Psychologist at the Guidance and Development Center in Macy, Nebraska, for four years. At this site Dr. Anderson conducted psychological assessment, consultation and case management with a primarily Native American clientele. She has served as the faculty sponsor for the Native American Student Organization, as well as on the boards of various other committees pertaining to cultural diversity.
Courses taught: Personality and Adjustment, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology
Research interests: Health psychology and behavioral medicine; teen pregnancy; suicide; and the relationship of cortisol and mental disorders in Native American patients with diabetes
Juan Casas, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Joseph Evans, Ph.D., UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute
Wayne Harrison, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Brett Kuhn, Ph.D., UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute
Brigette Ryalls, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department, Department Chair
Carey S. Ryan, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Mark Shriver, Ph.D., UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute
Suzanne Sollars, Ph.D., UNO Psychology Department
Adam Weaver, Ph.D., Iowa Area Education Agency 13