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Tawny McCleon

Tawny McCleon

Associate Professor
Email: Dr. McCleon
Telephone: (662) 325-7101

Education

  • B.S., Alcorn State University, Educational Psychology
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, School Psychology/Psychometry
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Educational Psychology with Emphasis in School Psychology and Focus in Special Education

Research Interests

  • Supervision
  • Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
  • Universal Screening of Behavior
  • School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Professional Issues in School Psychology

Courses Taught

  • Crisis Intervention in the Schools and Related Settings
  • Psychological Testing in Educational and Related Settings
  • Child Behavior and Personality Assessment
  • Introduction to School Psychology
  • Individual Assessment for Educational and Related Settings
  • Supervised Experiences in School Psychology/ Clinic Practicum
  • Integrated Psycho-Educational Assessment
  • Advanced Assessment in Counseling

Selected Publications

  • Evans-McCleon, T. N. (in press). [Review of the Emotional and Behavioral Screener]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook, Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
  • Evans-McCleon, T. N. (in press). [Review of the Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students, Third Edition]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook, Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
  • Smith, H. M., Evans-McCleon, T. N., Urbanski, B. & Justice C. (2015). Check-In/Check-Out Intervention with Peer Monitoring for a Student with Emotional-Behavioral Difficulties. Journal of Counseling and Development, 93(4).
  • Evans-McCleon, T. N. & McGrew, S. L. (October, 2014). MSU school psychology programs expanding training opportunities to the local community. MAPS Newsletter (www.mapsms.org).
  • Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2014). [Review of the Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Fourth Edition]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook, Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
  • Evans-Hampton, T. N., Skinner, C. H., McDaniel, C. E., & Henington, C. (2002). The effects of inconspicuous timing during curriculum-based measurement: An investigation of situational bias. School Psychology Quarterly, 31.
  • Rhymer, K. N., Evans-Hampton, T. N., McCurdy, M., & Watson, T. S. (2000). The effects of varying levels of treatment integrity on aggressive toddler behavior. Special Services in the Schools, 18 ½.
  • Evans-Hampton, T. N., & Skinner, C. H. (1999). A review of “ADHD handbook for families: A guide to communicating with professionals”. The School Psychologist.

Selected Presentations

  • Groff, P. L., Ho, T., Butts, M., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2015, February). Universal screening and internalizing behaviors: Influence of informant source. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Groff, P. L., Butts, M., Mullins, S., McGrew, S. L., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2015, February). Factor structure of behavioral screening: The SIBS and SEBS. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • McGrew, S. L. Savell, M., Henington, C., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2015, February). Regional differences in admissions data for school psychology programs. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Lancaster, A. M., Urbanski, B., Smith, H. M., McGrew, S. L., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2014, November). Inter-rater reliability of the Comprehensive Crisis Plan Checklist. Poster presented at the Mid-South Regional Conference for Psychology in the Schools Bi-annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Urbanski, B., Lancaster, A. M., Evans-McCleon, T. N., Butts, M., & Sidwell, M. (2014, November). School crisis response from a graduate student’s perspective under the supervision of PREPaRE trainers. Poster presented at the Mid-South Regional Conference for Psychology in the Schools Bi-annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Jackson, D., Hankins, L., Mullins, S., Nunley, N., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2014, February). Roles and functions of mental health professionals in the schools. Poster presented for the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Lancaster, A., Beck, A., Bexley, M., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2014, February). Examining graduate student supervision from multiple perspectives: An empirical approach. Poster presented for the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Invited Presentations at Local/State Conferences

  • Evans-McCleon, T. N. & Henington, C. (2015, February). Overview of PREPaRE model: School crisis prevention and intervention. Featured speaker during at the Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools Annual Conference, Jackson, MS.
  • Groff, P. L., Valsamakis, A., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2013, April). Influence of emotional disturbance (EmD) training on teacher performance. Poster presented at the Annual College of Education Faculty/Student Research Forum, Starkville, MS. Awarded 3rd Place.
  • Smith, H. M., Lancaster, A. M., Groff, P. L., Mullins, S. S., & Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2013, April). State of crisis planning in education: A national sampling. Poster presented at the Annual College of Education Faculty/Student Research Forum, Starkville, MS. Awarded 2nd Place.
  • Evans-McCleon, T. N. (2012, February). Putting the pieces together: Comprehensive evaluations for emotional disability. Featured speaker during at the Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools Annual Conference, Jackson, MS.

Selected Sponsored Research and Grants

  • Sinclair, C. H., Golberg, R. M., May, D. C., Stubbs-Richardson, M., Mohanty, S. & McCleon, T. E. (2015, October). When does rejection trigger aggression? A multi-method examination of a multi-motive model. Submitted to National Institute of Justice School Safety Initiative, OMB No. 1121-0329, Category 2. Awarded: 1,619,644
  • McCleon, T. E., Gadke, D., Stratton, K., & Henington, C. (2015, August). School psychology training grant to fund behavior specialist position. Submitted to Aberdeen School District, Aberdeen, MS. Awarded $18,538.00
  • McCleon, T. E., Gadke, D., Stratton, K., & Henington, C. (2015, August). School psychology training grant to fund behavior specialist position. Submitted to Columbus Municipal School District, Columbus, MS. Awarded $17,820.00
  • McCleon, T. E., Stratton, K., Gadke, D., & Henington, C. (2015, August). School psychology training grant to fund behavior specialist position. Submitted to West Point School District, West Point, MS. Awarded $17,064.00
  • McCleon, T. E., Gadke, D., Stratton, K., & Henington, C. (2014, August). School psychology training grant to fund academic specialist position. Submitted to Aberdeen School District, Aberdeen, MS. Awarded $18,176.00
  • McCleon, T. E., Gadke, D., Stratton, K., & Henington, C. (2014, August). School psychology training grant to fund school psychology internship position. Submitted to West Point School District, West Point, MS. Awarded $25,957.00
  • McCleon, T. E., Gadke, D., Stratton, K., & Henington, C. (2014, August). School psychology training grant to fund assessment specialist position. Submitted to West Point School District, West Point, MS. Awarded $16,701.00

Selected Professional Membership and Leadership Roles

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools (MAPS) -- President-Elect- 2015 and Past President-2011
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Student Affiliates in School Psychology, MSU Chapter -- Faculty Advisor

Certifications and Licensures

  • AAAA Licensed School Psychologist, Mississippi Department of Education
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • Nationally Certified PREPaRE School Crisis Trainer