As assistant director for Student Accessibility Services, Myeshia consults and facilitates the interactive process for exploring reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Additionally, she assists with the University's efforts to ensure an accessible, hospitable learning environment for persons with disabilities.
Her professional experiences include previously serving as a school psychologist and director of pupil appraisal at a New Orleans charter school network. Prior to those roles, she served as a rehabilitation clinician at The Harris Health Center in Houston, TX, and as an emergency shelter grant coordinator at Gulf Coast Trades Center in New Waverly, TX. She is a recently earned her Ph.D. in Guidance and Psychological Services with a specialization in School Psychology. Myeshia is a proud Houston, Texas native who values family and service. Her most cherished role is being an Aunt to her two nieces, Leah and London.
Ph.D., Guidance and Psychological Services, Indiana State University
M.Ed., School Psychology, Indiana State University
M.A., Counseling, Sam Houston State University
B.A., Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Nellis, L.M. & Smith, M.L. (2016). Transferable Skills Scale, Second Edition. The Mental Measurements Yearbook and Test Reviews Online. Lincoln, Nebraska: The University of Nebraska.
Smith, M.L., & McClure, E. (2016, November). Discipline that Supports the Dream! Paper presented at the 36th annual conference of the Louisiana School Psychological Association, Lafayette, LA.
Hopple, A. M. & Smith, M. L. (2015, February). Multicultural education: Addressing gaps in teachers'™ training. Poster session at the National Association of School Psychologist in Orlando, FL.
Smith, M. L. & Hopple, A. M. (2014, October). Multicultural education: Responding to gaps in teachers'™ training. Poster session at the Diversity Research Symposium at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Smith, M. L. (2014, March). Disciplinary Disproportionality: The Road Less Traveled. Poster session at the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium at University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.
Culturally Responsive Practices
Special Education Identification Disproportionality
Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Louisiana School Psychology Association Presentation 2016 LAS*PIC, New Orleans, LA
Herman Becker Award for the Outstanding Doctoral Student in School 2015 Psychology Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Outstanding Community Counselor 2011 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX