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Dr. Adena Meyers

Degarmo Hall - DEG 422
Office Hours
By appointment
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

285.002Honors Undergraduate Research I

290.030Special Projects: Research Apprenticeship

599.030Doctoral Research In Psychology

Teaching Interests & Areas

School Consultation
Statistics and Research Methods
Advanced Practicum in School-Based Consultation and Intervention
Health Psychology
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Research Interests & Areas

School-based interventions to promote Social and Emotional Learning
Systems-level interventions and consultation
Contextual influences on child and adolescent development
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as an indirect intervention for children

Ph D Clinical/Community Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

MA Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

BA Women's Studies

Brown University
Providence, RI

Outstanding College Service Award


Phi Beta Kappa


Book Review

Berk, L., Braswell, G., Meyers, A., Rivadeneyra, R., & Schmeeckle, M. Bringing the World’s Children Into Focus: Cultivating Well-Being on a Global Scale. PsyCritiques 60.28 (2015): 7.

Book, Chapter

Perkins, C., Meyers, A., & Meyers, J. Advancing children’s rights through school leadership: Implications for school psychologists. B. K. Nastasi & S. N. Hart (EDs), The International Handbook on Child Rights and School Psychology. Springer (2020)

Fladhammer, A. B., Lyde, A. R, Meyers, A. B., Clark, J. K., & Landau, S. (2016). Health concerns regarding children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In M. R. Korin (Ed.), Health promotion in children and adolescents (Chapter 7, pp. 145-165). New York: Springer.

Meyers, A. B. & Berk, L. E. (2014). Make-believe play and self-regulation: Key ideas. In: M. Blaise, S. Edwards, & E. Brooker (Eds.), Handbook of play and learning in early childhood (Chapter 4, pp. 43-55). London: Sage.

Meyers, J., Truscott, S.D., Meyers, A.B., Varjas, K., & Kim, S. (2014). Qualitative and mixed-methods designs in consultation research. In: W.P. Erchul, & S.M. Sheridan (Eds.), Handbook of research in school consultation (2nd ed.) (Chapter 5, pp. 89-114). New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

Meyers, A. B. & Berk, L. E. (2012). How parents can improve their children’s developmental trajectories. In: S. Olfman & B. D. Robbins (Eds.), Drugging our children: How profiteers are pushing antipsychotics on our youngest (Chapter 9, pp. 151-169). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


DeHaan, S.N., Meyers, A.B., Swerdlik, M.E. (2017). Full Service Schools. In Reference Module In Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier.

Journal Article

Meyers, A.B., Swerdlik, M.E., Donnelley, M., & LeShoure, K. (2023). Preservice Consultation Training Through University-Community Partnership. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 33(1), 45–67.

Huber, B. J., Austen, J. H., Tobin, R. M., Meyers, A. B., Shelvin, K. H., & Wells, M. B. (2016). Overcoming barriers to rural children's mental health: An interconnected systems public health model. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 9, 219–241.

Meyers, A. B., Tobin, R. M., Huber, B. J., Conway, D. E., & Shelvin, K. H. (2015). Interdisciplinary collaboration supporting social and emotional learning in a rural school system. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 25, 109–128.

Meyers, A. B. & Hickey, A. M. (2014). Multilevel prospective dynamics in school-based social and emotional learning programs. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 13, 218-231.

Berk, L. E. & Meyers, A. B. (2013). The role of make-believe play in the development of executive function: Status of research and future directions. American Journal of Play, 6(1), 95-107.


Educator Wellbeing and Turnover Intentions. Midwestern Psychological Association. (2024)
Supporting Educator Wellbeing and Retention through Collaborative Action Research. National Association of School Psychology. (2024)
District 87 Wellness Collaborative: An On-going Research Practice Partnership. Participatory Action Research Summer Cohort 2023. Illinois State University: Centers for Integrative Professional Development. (2023)
School Administrators’ Efforts to Maintain and Improve School Wellness Environments: A School-University Partnership Monitoring Factors Affecting School Wellness. AIESEP World Congress. (2023)
Collective action for school-wellness: An ecological example. AIESEP World Congress. (2022)
Su-Russell, C., Meyers, A., Michaels, C., & Russell, L. (2022, Sept.). How parents of young children discussed George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Poster accepted for presentation at SRCD Special Topic Meeting: Toward a Holistic Developmental Science: Catalyzing Transdisciplinary Multi-Sector Collaborations to Understand and Support Human Development, St. Louis, MO
Su-Russell, C., Michaels, C., Meyers, A., & Russell, L. (2022, Nov.). Parents’ (lack of) discussions on race and racism: A longitudinal qualitative investigation. Poster accepted for presentation at the 84th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN
We Gave Our Courses a Makeover; You Can Too!. CTLT Teaching and Learning Symposium. (2020)
Meyers, A. B., Lyons, A., Signa, C. E., & Flores, R. E. (2019, April). Assessing implementation of school-wide social and emotional learning efforts. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Developing Future Program Coordinators. 20th Annual Mid-Winter Meeting. Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP). (2017)

Grants & Contracts

Heartland Head Start Mental Health Consultant. Heartland Head Start. Local. (2016)
Heartland Head Start Mental Health Consultant. Heartland Head Start. Local. (2015)
School-Based Clinician 2015-2016. Livingston County Special Services Unit. Local. (2015)