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EIU Department of Psychology

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Assege HaileMariam, Professor

Office: 3041 - Physical Sciences
Phone: 217-581-6615

Frequently Taught Courses

Graduate: Ethics, Law, Diversity, and Professional Practice of School Psychology, Classroom-based Practicum, Advanced Practicum: Consultation and Counseling, Seminar: Learning and Developmental Disabilities, and Theories of Psychotherapies, Psychotherapeutic Interventions in the Schools.

Undergraduate: Developmental courses, e.g., child and adolescent psychology, Psychology of Learning, and Cross-cultural Psychology.


B.A., Economics, Illinois State University
M.S., Human Development, Northern Illinois University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Eastern New Mexico University
Ph.D., School Psychology, Central Michigan University

Professional Organizations

National Association of School Psychologists 
Illinois School Psychologists Association 
American Psychological Association 
International Association of School Psychologists


I am interested in two research topics, the mental health of children and cross cultural factors in education and parenting. In terms of children’s mental health, my interest focuses particularly on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Children and adolescents, and the relationship between depression and learning and social development (mental health has been linked to educational/social outcomes). The second part of my research interest has to do with the education of English Language Learners and parenting across cultures, i.e., what are the challenges and opportunities of parenting when the parents' culture is different from the dominant culture they live in?

Selected Publications

HaileMariam, A. (in press). The role of affect in the teaching and learning interaction.  In S. Abebe, (Eds.),  Affective Domain: Instruction, Impediments, and Implications for Assessment. Ronkonkoma, NY: LINUS Learning.

Floress, M. T., Rock, A. L. & HaileMariam, A. (2017). The Caterpillar Game: A classroom management system. Psychology in the Schools, 54,385-403. doi: 10.1002/pits.22000.

HaileMariam, A. (2014). Immigrant Parenting: The act of balancing two cultures. In X. Wang and Ronan Bernas (Eds.). Citizens without borders. Niagara Falls, NY: Untested Ideas Researcher Publisher.

HaileMariam, A. (2013). Cultural Context of Learning: What do Ethnic Minority Children Bring to the Learning and Teaching Processes? In S. Abebe (Ed.), Diversity in the Classroom: IntegratedFramework beyond Chalk and Talk (Chapter 2). Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Publications.

Abebe, S. & HaileMariam, A. (2010). Teacher stressors and potential remedies from pre-service teachers’ and cooperating teachers’ perspectives, Eastern Education Journal, 40, 1, 64-74.





Selected Conference Presentations

HaileMariam, A., Poll, J., Dandotkar, S. and R. Bernas (2017). Recall Memory Accuracy in Adolescents With and Without ADHD. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

HaileMariam, A. (2015).  Parent Involvement based on Children’s Developmental Spectrum. Poster presentation.  National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

HaileMariam, A. & Larson, J. (2014). An Assessment of Adolescents’ Knowledge of Suicide Warning Signsin Peers. National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, D.C.

HaileMariam, A. & McDermott, M. (2013). The relationship between cyberbullying and depression in adolescents. National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

HaileMariam, A. & Girresch, S. (2013). Treatment Acceptability for ADHD: A cultural Perspective. National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.

HaileMariam, A. (2012). Maternal Child Health and Language in Education. Discussant, 7thInternational Conference on African Development, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

HaileMariam, A. (2011). The best predictors of self-reported depression in adolescents, National  Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Francisco

HaileMariam, A. (2010). Depressed Mood in Adolescents: The best predictors and implications. Illinois School Psychologists Association Annual Convention, Peoria, IL

HaileMariam, A. (2010). Peer Tutoring vs. Computer Instruction for Increasing Reading Fluency. Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago.


Co-chair, Faculty Development Advisory Committee

Member, Department Personnel Committee

Member, Specialist in School Psychology Program Committee

Interm Chair, Department of Psychology, 2014-15 Academic Year

Member, Vitalization Workgroup 7, Program Analysis

Member, North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools Self-Study Committee

Tri-chair, University Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Member, Program Evaluation Subcommittee

Member, EIU Online Committee

Faculty Mentor, Faculty Development

Chair, Faculty Senate

Member, Council on Graduate Study

Member, Council on Faculty Research

Member, Directors of University School Psychology Programs in Illinois

External Referee, various universities

Proposal Reviewer, National Association of School Psychologists

Reviewer, Universal Journal of Psychology

Selected Awards/Recognition
Alan and Carlene Baharlou Distinguished Service Award
Achievement and Contribution Award in the Balanced Area (Teaching, Research, and Service), EIU
Achievement and Contribution Award in Service, EIU, 2007, 2011
Faculty Marshal, 2011 Spring Commencement, EIU
Achievement and Contribution Award in Teaching, EIU, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011

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Eastern Illinois University

Physical Sciences - 1151
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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