Ph.D. Georgia State University
Ed.S. Georgia State University
Tamika La Salle-Finley, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Georgia State University and the director of the Center of Research on School Climate. She also serves as editor-in-chief for the International Journal of School & Educational Psychology.
LaSalle-Finley’s research focuses on the intersection of cultural factors and student perceptions of school climate and interventions and supports to improve educational outcomes for students with marginalized identities. She recently published the edited book, Creating an Inclusive School Climate: A School Psychology Model for Supporting Marginalized Students.
La Salle-Finley focuses on examining cross-cultural school climate experiences and is the project leader for the International School Climate Collaborative. She has grant awards from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institute of Health of more than $ 3 million dollars.
She joined the Society for the Study of School Psychology in 2023. In the same year, she received the 40 under 40 award from the the Georgia State Alumni Association. In 2022, she was awarded the Perry A. Zirkel Distinguished Teacher Award at the University of Connecticut.
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Collins, T.A, La Salle, T.P., Rocha Neves, J., Foster, J.A., & Scott, M. (2022). No safe space: School climate experiences of Black boys with and without emotional behavioral disorders. School Psychology Review. Advanced online publication. Doi: 10.1080/2372966X.2021.2021783
La Salle, T. P., McCoach, D. B., & Meyers, J. (2021). Examining Measurement Invariance and Perceptions of School Climate Across Gender and Race and Ethnicity. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 39(7), p. 800-815.
McDaniel, S. C., Cohen, D., LaSalle, T. P., & Neese, R. (2021). Not separate but not equal: A blueprint for improving equity in discipline. Beyond Behavior. Advanced online publication. Doi: 10742956211024168
Hirsch, S. E., McDaniel, S. C., La Salle, T., & Walker, A. C. (2021). Instructional Management for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Remote Learning Environments. Intervention in School and Clinic, 57(2), 78-86.
La Salle, T.P., *Rocha Neves, J., Jimerson, S., Di Sano, S., Martinsone, B., Majercakova Albertova, S., … Mikhailova, Aleksandra (2021). A multi-national study exploring adolescent perceptions of school climate and mental health. School Psychology. 36(3), p. 155-166