Dr. Melissa K. Holt is an Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology. Prior to joining the School of Education Dr. Holt was a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Holt’s research focuses on youth experiences with violence in the home, school, and community, with a particular emphasis on bullying. Within this line of research, she has evaluated the overlap among violence exposures, factors that promote resilience among youth exposed to violence, and the efficacy of school-based violence prevention programs. Dr. Holt completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has expertise in counseling clients with histories of trauma and in treating individuals diagnosed with eating disorders.
Dr. Jennifer Greif Green is an Assistant Professor in Special Education. Her research and clinical work focus on prevention, assessment, and interventions for children with emotional and behavioral disorders in schools. Dr. Green is currently developing a line of research that addresses how schools can most effectively assess social and emotional problems to inform school-wide interventions and improve the identification of students most in need of mental health services. Dr. Green’s research interests also include studies of school bullying/school violence, the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in adolescents, and the effectiveness of neuropsychological evaluations for improving outcomes and services for children with learning disabilities. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Green completed her doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, trained at Yale School of Medicine, and in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.