Lito Eleni Michalopoulou

Psychology

Ptychion, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.Ed., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Michalopoulou joined the MA Program in Applied Educational Psychology as part-time faculty in October 2020. She completed her Ph.D. in 2019 at the APA-accredited program of school psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. Her school psychology interests pertain to addressing the needs of diverse and minoritized students along with promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Moreover, since 2013 she has worked at and is currently affiliated with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, an applied research center that develops, evaluates, and implements large-scale evidence-based programs that promote resilience and well-being in military families. This experience has allowed her to develop extensive skills, knowledge, and applied experience regarding contextual family factors, psychoeducation, evaluation, and implementation science. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at local, national, and international conferences. As a practitioner, she has worked in diverse contexts (e.g., urban, suburban, rural, affluent, low-income schools), with general and special education populations, and with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families.

In October 2019, Dr. Michalopoulou was selected to become a member of NASP’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Task Force, a task force whose recommendations aim to engage leadership and have implications for school psychology practice, advocacy, and graduate education. As of 2020, she also serves as a member of the School Psychology Review Editorial Advisory Board.