Faculty

Greg Machek, Ph.D.

Greg Machek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of School Psychology

Office: Skaggs Bldg 240
Email: greg.machek@umontana.edu
Fax: 406-243-6366
Office Hours:

Office hours for fall semester 2018 are Monday and Wednesday 11 - 12, and by appointment.


Current Position

Associate Professor

Editor, The School Psychologist (Published by APA Division 16)

Courses

Psyx345 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Psyx536 - Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Psyx525 - Psychological Assessment I (Cognitive Assessment)

Psyx582 - Behavioral Assessment & Interventions

Personal Summary

NOTE FOR PROSPECTIVE DOCTORAL APPLICANTS: I will be considering applications for the doctoral prgram for Fall of 2018. Please contact me should you have any questions! Email is best.

Education

PhD Indiana University, 2004

MS Indiana University, 2002
BA Kenyon College, 1990

Field of Study

School Psychology is my primary specialization. My general research interests are in school bullying, as well as the assessment of reading disabilities.

In terms of assessing reading disabilities, I am specifically interested in the k-12 practicing school psychologist's perspective on the role of cognitive assessment within a reading disability assessment model, the role of RtI within that model, and whether the two can or should co-exist.

Concerning bullying, one area of inquiry has to do with the perceived function that bullying serves from the point of view of school personnel . Specifically, I am interested in whether these perceived functions a) coincide with presumed functions found in the extant literature and, b) whether the functions have utility within a Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan paradigm. Additionally, I am interested in the social cognitions of all that are privy to incidents of school bullying (bullies, assistants to the bullies, victims, defenders of victims, bystanders, etc.). Most recently, I have employed an attribution model that will assist in understanding how emotional responses to viewing incidents of bullying may mediate attributions of culpability and possible help-giving behavior. Further, the model is interested in what possible variables moderate the above sequence, including gender, type of bullying action, and the participant role of the respondent.
 

Selected Publications

Lindquist, L.M., Livingston, N.A., Heck, N.C. & Machek, G.R. (2016; In Press).Predicting depressive symptoms at the intersection of attribution and minority stress theories. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.

Flanagan, R., Desrochers, J., & Machek, G. R. (2016; In Press). Publishing inprofessional newsletters. In R. G. Floyd (Ed.), Publishing in school psychology and related fields: An insider’s guide. New York, NY: Routledge.

Ahlers, K., Stanick, C., & Machek, G.R. (2016). Trauma-Informed Schools: Issues and Possible Benefits From a Recent California Lawsuit. Communique, 44, 8. Retrieved from https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/periodicals/communiqu%C3%A9-volume-44-number-8-(june-2016)/trauma-informed-schools-issues-and-possible-benefits-from-a-recent-california-lawsuit

Goforth, A.N., Brown, J., Machek, G. R.,  & Swaney, G. (2016; In Press). Recruitment and retention of Native American graduate students. School Psychology Quarterly.

Ambrose, L. & Machek, G. R. (2014). Identifying creatively gifted students: Necessity of a multi-method approach. Contemporary School Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s40688-014-0020-z.

Heck, N. C., Lindquist, L., Machek, G. R., & Cochran, B. N. (2014). School Belonging, school victimization, and the mental health of LGBT young adults: Implications for school psychologists. School Psychology Forum, 8, 1-10.

Barraclough, C. & Machek, G. R. (2010). School psychologists’ role with chronically ill children in schools. Journal of Applied School Psychology.

 Machek, G. R., & Nelson, J.M. (2010). School psychologists’ perceptions regarding the practice of identifying reading disabilities: Cognitive and RTI considerations. Psychology in the Schools.

Machek, G. R., & Nelson, J.M. (2007). How should reading disabilities be operationalized?: A national survey of school psychologists. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 22, 147-157.

Nelson, J.M., & Machek, G.R. (2007). A survey of training, practice, and competence in reading assessment and intervention. School Psychology Review, 36, 311-327.

Honors

2015 – Received Outstanding Service Award by Division 16 of the American Psychological Association’s Division 16 (School Psychology) for work as Associate Editor of The School Psychologist.

2014 - Received the Montana Faculty Service Award (2014). The Montana Faculty Service Award recognizes a faculty member who has a history of providing superior, effective service that benefits The University of Montana.

Professional Experience

Recent Professional Presentations

Machek, G. R. & Rader Kelly, S. (2016). A Collaborative Approach for Revising State Credentialing Standards. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Orlando, FL.

Stephens, I. & Machek, G. R. (2016). Differences Due to Educational Level on Attitude Toward Gifted Peers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Orlando, FL.

Crofts, K. Ryan, L., Ingram, N., (Contributors: Machek, G.R., Lindquist, L.M., Rose-Baker, M. R., & Ambrose, L. A.) (2015). Understanding and Ameliorating Risk Encountered by Sexual Minority Youth. Paper presented at 2015 NASPA Power of One Conference.

Machek, G. R. & Borntrager, C. F. (2014). A Pilot Screening Survey for SWPBS Implementation Fidelity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Thom, K., Gibbons, B., Machek, G. R. & Brontrager, C. F. (2014, April). School Based Behavioral Intervention Systems in the Northwest Region. Poster presented at the University of Montana Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, Missoula, MT.

Ambrose, L. & Machek, G. R., (2014, February). Standardized Assessment, Teacher Morale, and Social-Emotional Learning in Schools. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Lindquist, L. M., & Machek, G. R. (2014, February). Identity Nondisclosure, School  Climate, and Depression in LGBTQ Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Lindquist, L. M., Fiorillo, J., & Machek, G. R. (2013, February). Gender and Community Safety: Effects on Disclosure in LGBT Youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.

Lindquist, L. & Machek, G. R., (2012, February). Explanatory Style as a Protective Factor for Victimized LGBTQ Adolescents. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Stephens, I. & Machek, G. R. (2012, February). The Moderating Effects of Gender on Attitudes toward Gifted Peers. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.

Stephens, I. & Machek, G. R. (2012, April). The Moderating Effects of Admiration on Attitudes Toward Gifted Peers. The 11th Annual Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, The University of Montana, Missoula.

Stephens, I. & Machek, G. R. (2011, April). Gender Differences in Attitudes Toward Gifted Peers. The 10th Annual Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, The University of Montana, Missoula.

Bushard, C., & Machek, G. R. (2011, February). Gender Differences in Helping Victims of Bullying. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Machek, G. R. & Bushard, C., Fiorillo, J., & Lindquist, L., (2011, February). Joining in Bullying Behavior: An Attribution Analysis. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Stephens, I. & Machek, G. R. (2011, February). Peer Attitudes of Giftedness.  Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Lindquist, L., Heck, N., Machek, G. R., & Cochran, B. (2011, February). The Impact of School Climate on Sexual Minority Adolescents. Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Machek, G. R. & Bushard, C. (2010, April). Attitudes Toward Bullying by Participant Role and Nature of Victimization. Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL

Bushard, C., & Machek, G. R. (2010, April). A Retrospective Exploration of Helping Behaviors in Bullying Situations. Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL

Bushard, C., & Machek, G. R. (2009, April). Exploring Helping Behaviors in Observers of Bullying Episodes. 89th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association

Machek, G. R. (2009, February). The Perceived Function of Bullying Behavior. Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

Machek, G. R. & Bushard, C. (2009, February). Judgments of Responsibility Toward Victims of Bullying: Measuring Attitudes by Participant Role. Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

Recent Professional Trainings:

Machek, G. R., Kelly, S. (2016, April) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R. & Hughes, C. (2015, February). Tier II Supports and Classroom Problem-Solving Teams. Sponsored and presented for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT.

Machek, G. R. (2015, May) Understanding and Assessing ADHD in a Primary Care Setting. Didactic Training for U of M Family Medicine Residency Providers  at Partnership Health Center, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R., Kelly, S. (2015, March & April) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Great Falls, MT (March) & Butte, MT (April)

Machek, G. R. & Hughes, C. (2014, September). Tier II Supports and Classroom Problem-Solving Teams. Sponsored and presented for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT.

Machek, G. R. & Hughes, C. (2014, February). Tier II Supports and Classroom Problem-Solving Teams. Sponsored and presented for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT.

Machek, G. R., VerPloegen, A., Kelly, S. (2014, March & April) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Machek, G. R., VerPloegen, A., Kelly, S. (2013, March & April) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Machek, G. R. (2012, April). Introduction to Schoolwide Postive Behavioral Supports. Washington Middle School, Missoula, MT.

Machek, G. R., VerPloegen, A., Kelly, S. (2012, April & May) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Machek, G. R. (2012; February). Office of Public Instruction Montana Behavioral Initiative Regional Team Training. Doubletree Inn, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R. (2011; October). Office of Public Instruction Montana Behavioral Initiative Regional Team Training. Doubletree Inn, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R., VerPloegen, A. (2011, February & April) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Machek, G. R. (2011; February). Office of Public Instruction Montana Behavioral Initiative Regional Team Training. Doubletree Inn, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R. (2010; October). Office of Public Instruction Montana Behavioral Initiative Regional Team Training. Doubletree Inn, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R., & Ewen, C. (2010, August). Schoolwide Training on Positive Behavior Supports. Hawthorne Elementary School, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R., VerPloegen, A. (2010, February) The State of Montana School Psychologist Supervision Institute. Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Machek, G. R. (2010; February). Office of Public Instruction Montana Behavioral Initiative Regional Team Training. Doubletree Inn, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R. (2010, January). Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports. St. Regis Schools, St. Regis, MT.

Machek, G. R. (2009; October). Office of Public Instruction Montana Behavioral Initiative Regional Team Training. Doubletree Inn, Missoula, MT

Machek, G. R., & Ewen, C. (2009, August). Schoolwide training on Positive Behavior Supports. Lowell Elementary School, Missoula, MT

Ewen, C. & Machek, G. R. (2009, spring). Schoolwide training on Positive Behavior Supports. Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Missoula, MT

Affiliations

National Association of School Psychologists

American Psychological Associaiton- Division 16 (School Psychology)

Montana Association of School Psychologists