Evelyn Oka is an associate professor of school
psychology, educational psychology and a
Nationally certified School Psychologist. A
developmental and school psychologist, she is
interested in the development of self-regulation,
competence and motivation in school and home
contexts, particularly among students with learning
problems. Her research examines the use of a
universal social-emotional intervention to enhance
preschool children's self-regulation and social
skills in an inclusion classroom. She is also
the cultural validity and transportability of
evidence-based interventions with diverse
- CEP 883 Classroom Discipline
- CEP 919 Current Issues in School Psychology
Leong, F. T. L., Oka, E. R., & Lannert, B. . (In
press). Asian American youth’s depression and
cultural contextIn F. T. L. Leong, L. Juang, D. B.
Qin & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Asian American and
Pacific Islander Children’s Mental Health (Vol.
2). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Grant, S., Oka, E., & Baker, J. A. (2009). The
culturally relevant assessment of Ebonics speaking
Journal of Applied School Psychology, 25 ( 2) ,113
Ingraham, C. L. & Oka, E. R. (2006).
Multicultural issues in evidence-based
interventions. Journal of
Applied School Psychology, 22, 127-149.
Oka, E. R. (2005). Motivation. In S. W. Lee
(Ed.), Encyclopedia of school psychology (pp.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.