Michael McCreery, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning

Michael McCreery

michael.mccreery@unlv.edu

Carlson Education Building (CEB) 341

702-895-1750

Curriculum Vitae


Research Expertise: Ecological models of learning and behavior, intersection of developmental and social psychology in educational settings, technology and its influence on socioemotional learning, technology and psychoeducational assessment and intervention

Michael McCreery recently joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as an Assistant Professor of Learning Analytics. Prior to that, he served three years as an Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He holds a Ph.D. in Learning & Technology from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as an M.S. in Educational Policy, Foundations, and Administration, and B.S. in Information Systems from Portland State University. His background includes over a dozen years of technology experience, including fours years as a programmer/analyst for the Intel Corporation. As an educational psychologist specializing in ecological models of learning and behavior, Michael's research examines the intersection of developmental and social psychology in educational settings. He is particularly interested in exploring how technology can be used to shape socioemotional learning and applied to psychoeducational assessment and intervention practices. His current work examines the effectiveness of a technology-based social skills trainer as a Tier 1 intervention, explores how emotions are conveyed through avatar design, and seeks to understand the underlying factors that influence aggression and violence in schools.