Nikita McCree, Ph.D.
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MO Prevention Science Institute
218 Hill Hall, Columbia MO
Dr. Nikita McCree completed her Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior disorders at the University of Missouri. Prior to this, Nikita worked as a Guidance counselor within the primary school system of Trinidad and Tobago. There she provided academic, career and social and emotional guidance and development to more than 300 students in K‑12 classrooms. Currently, Nikita is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the University of Missouri Research Excellence Program in the Education, School, and Counseling Psychology (ESCP) department at the University of Missouri. Nikita’s passion for serving has resulted in her current positions as Vice President of the University Missouri Postdoctoral Association (MUPA) and the founding President of the University of Missouri Black Postdoctoral Association (MBPA). Nikita’s research interests include improving the academic and behavioral outcomes for students with emotional behavior disorders, teacher preparation, and culturally responsive pedagogy.