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Christopher R. Niileksela, Ph.D.

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., School Psychology , University of Kansas
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 640
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Christopher Niileksela received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in School Psychology in 2012. He is an Assistant Professor and teaches in the School Psychology program. He primarily teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, systems consultation, school-based practicum, and the psychoeducational clinic. His research interests are in the assessment and identification of learning disabilities, measurement of intelligence and academic skills, consultation in school-based settings, applied behavior analysis, and behavioral economics.


Ph.D., School Psychology , University of Kansas

Ed.S., School Psychology , University of Kansas

B.A., Psychology, Arizona State University

Bachelor of Music, Music Performance, Arizona State University



EPSY 798:Special course: Applied Behavior Analysis

EPSY 798:Special course: Systems Consultation

EPSY 855:Psychoeducational Clinic I: Assessment, Consultation, and Intervention

EPSY 865:Psychoeducational Clinic 2: Assessment, Consultation, and Intervention

EPSY 901:Research Practicum

EPSY 910:Practicum in School Psychology

EPSY 911:Advanced Practicum in School Psychology

EPSY 947:Specialist Research

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The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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