Christine K. Malecki, Ph.D.

Christine Malecki, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology

Program Director, School Psychology Program


Dr. Malecki recieved her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Psychology. She recieved her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in School Psychology.

About Dr. Malecki

Dr. Malecki joined the Psychology faculty in Fall 1999. She served as a practicing school psychologist in Carroll, Iowa for Heartland Area Education Agency 11 for two years before coming to NIU. She is clinically licenced and is the Director of Clinical Training for the School Psychology Program. She teaches the second year of School Psychology Practicum each semester. She has authored and co-authored many peer reviewed journal publications, and has presented her research at a number of professional conferences throughout her career. Her research interests include the study of students' perceived social support and how that support is related to their adjustment and academic achievement, how social support is important for both victims and bullies, and curriculum-based measurement (CBM) in reading and written language. She is also interested in the relationship between social context and academic achievement and innovative school psychology delivery services. To learn more about Dr. Malecki and her research interests, please view the clip below: