Margaret Floress

Margaret Floress - (Member)
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Illinois University
601 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
PhD in School Psychology, Indiana State University, 2007
Behavior management
Parenting interventions
School-based prevention of behavioral and emotional problems

I am an early-career researcher and am highly motivated to pursue an academic research career. My interest in research began when I had the opportunity as an undergraduate student to work in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Clinic at Central Michigan University under the supervision of Larissa Niec, Ph.D. I continued to explore my interest in parent training and its application to the classroom with my dissertation which examined the effects of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) on behaviorally at-risk preschool children. At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) I received further training in parent-training and behavioral pediatrics under the mentorship of William J. Warzak, Ph.D and Brett R. Kuhn, Ph.D., leading experts in behavioral parent training and the management of childhood behavior problems. During my pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training I presented my research at national conferences (ABCT and NASP) and I have continued to present at national and state conferences (NASP and ISPA) while serving on the faculty at EIU. My research on a novel, nonphysical strategy to encourage oppositional children to comply with time-out matured into a peer-reviewed research publication, as did my research on trends in time-out research. I have also served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of School Psychology and Education and Treatment of Children and am a licensed psychologist.


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.