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June Preast

Assistant Professor, School Psychology
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling

Areas of Expertise

  • School Consultation
  • Responsiveness to Intervention
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support


  • Teacher teams
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Data-based decision making


  • PhD, School Psychology, University of Missouri
  • MA/CAS, School Psychology, East Carolina University
  • BS, Multidisciplinary Studies-Neuroscience, East Carolina University


  • 2022 Scholar, IES Research Training Institute in Single-Case Research Design and Analysis
  • 2021 Awardee, SEC Faculty Travel Program
  • 2019 Early Career Scholar, SSSP School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference


Dr. Preast obtained her doctoral degree in school psychology from the University of Missouri. She completed her masters and specialist work in school psychology at East Carolina University, where she also earned the Nationally Certified School Psychologist distinction. Prior to attending the University of Missouri, Dr. Preast practiced school psychology for two years in Eastern North Carolina.

Dr. Preast focuses her research primarily on identifying and implementing systemic change to support the academic and behavioral needs of students. She uses a primary prevention, multi-tiered systems of support approach to educational decision-making and programming. As such, she has studied the impact of academic interventions to address behavioral issues, the importance of using data to inform academic and behavioral intervention choices, the attributes of effective teacher teams, and the influence of psycho-social factors related to bullying and victimization.