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Evelyn Oka

 Associate Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D., University of Michigan
 439 Erickson
 517-432-9615
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, social 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 interested in the cultural validity and transportability of evidence-based interventions with diverse populations.

Classes taught:

  • CEP 883 Classroom Discipline
  • CEP 919 Current Issues in School Psychology

Recent publications:

Leong, F. T. L., Oka, E. R., &amp; Lannert, B. . (In press). Asian American youth’s depression and anxiety in cultural contextIn F. T. L. Leong, L. Juang, D. B. Qin &amp; H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Asian American and Pacific Islander Children’s Mental Health (Vol. 2). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Grant, S., Oka, E., &amp; Baker, J. A. (2009). The culturally relevant assessment of Ebonics speaking youth. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 25 ( 2) ,113 – 127.

Ingraham, C. L. &amp; 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. 330-335). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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