Areas of Expertise
- School mental health
- Prevention and treatment of childhood behavioral and social-emotional concerns
- School climate
- School violence, school safety, and crisis response
Katie Eklund is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Missouri. She received her doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Prior to entering academia, Eklund worked in public education for 10 years as a school administrator, school psychologist, and school social worker. She is currently a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and licensed Psychologist.
Eklund has authored a number of publications on school mental health, including early identification and intervention for childhood behavioral and emotional concerns, school climate, school safety, and positive psychology. Her current research projects include implementation of universal screening and Tier 2 social emotional interventions in K-12 schools across multiple states. Eklund is Co-Principal Investigator on a $4.1 million National Institute of Justice project investigating the impact of School Resource Officers on school climate and safety. Eklund also serves as Chair of the Government & Professional Relations Committee for the National Association of School Psychologists.