About Dr. June Preast
June L. Preast, PhD, NCSP is an Assistant Professor in School Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Alabama.
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 influence of psycho-social factors related to bullying and victimization, the importance of using data to inform academic and behavioral intervention choices, and the attributes of effective teacher teams.