COE: Erin Michelle McClure
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Dr. McClure completed her Ph.D. in school psychology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. During her training in OSU's NASP and APA approved School Psychology Program, she was supervised by Dr. Antoinette Miranda and taught Psychological Perspectives on Education- an Educational Psychology course for preservice teachers. In graduate school, Dr. McClure began her work with urban schools in the Columbus Public School System and by conducting social justice research from a trainer's perspective. In private practice, she provided individual and group counseling services as well as in-home behavior consultation to children. young adults, and families of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Dr. McClure completed an APA and APPIC approved internship at the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS-PIC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. During internship. she had the opportunity to facilitate Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in a middle and high school setting and to collect and analyze data for a federal School Climate Transformation Grant as a key member of the Orleans Parish School Board partner sites. As the point-person for her site, she administered and evaluated universal screening results and taught the Second Step evidence-based curriculum to approximately 450 students from 6th-8th grade. Dr. McClure also completed the grant's Benchmarks of Quality and Book of Products and presented at quarterly district update meetings. In addition to the grant requirements, she provided individual and group counseling, completed crisis response intervention, restorative practice-focused conflict resolution, and culturally responsive consultation with teachers, students, and staff as needed.

Prior to moving to St. Louis, Dr. McClure worked as a school psychologist at a public and open enrollment urban high school in the 9th ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. In this role, she primarily provided IDEA and Louisiana Bulletin 1508 compliant psychoeducational evaluations and completed her post-doctoral supervision and licensure as a psychologist under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Sims, a Professor of Practice at Tulane University. Dr. McClure also provided supervision for doctoral students from Tulane University during their practicum and advanced practicum school-based experiences. 

Dr. McClure is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a licensed psychologist. Her research interests include: the provision of mental health services in schools, assessment and intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse students, social justice, and urban education. Dr. McClure has worked as a guest editor for the Trainers of School Psychologists journal and is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) Early Career Committee, Bilingual Interest Group, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force. She is currently a College of Education Inquiry Initiative Fellow and an active member of the UMSL Early Career Research Network.