Melissa Sreckovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Sreckovic joined the University of Michigan-Flint in September 2015. As a former third grade inclusion teacher, she was greatly inspired by one of her students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who she says, “Taught her more than she could have ever taught him.” Motivated to learn strategies to support her student in the classroom, Dr. Sreckovic went on to get her Ph.D. in education with a concentration in special education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Sreckovic has experiences working with preschool children with ASD to high school students in inclusive environments. Her research focuses on evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD, best practices for inclusive classroom instruction, and school-based bullying prevention and intervention.

Dr. Sreckovic has published many articles in journals including Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Teacher Education and Special Education, Teaching Exceptional Children, Behavioral Disorders, and others.

“The goal of this program is to help educators in building a toolbox of research based-strategies to create safe learning environments where all students
are valued and successful.”