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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • M.Ed., University of Houston
  • B.S., University of Houston

Biography

Mickie Wong-Lo is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Biola. Wong-Lo, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, completed her doctoral studies in special education at the University of North Texas. Prior to entering the field of higher education, she worked as a behavioral training coordinator and consultant for private and public education/mental health facilities in Texas. She served on the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children and is an appointed member of the Executive Board for the Pioneers Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Wong-Lo also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Preventing School Failure, Journal of Gang Research, and Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners. As an advocate for safe schools and mental health, her research focus surrounds issues on cyber bullying, gang crime analysis, violence in schools as well as behavioral and function-based interventions.

Affiliations

  • Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT)
  • Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
  • National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC)
  • International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA)
  • Social Emotional Behavioral Difficulties Association (SEBDA), Division of International Special Education (CEC-IASE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
  • The National Scholars Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
    • Pioneers Division
    • Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD)
    • Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities
    • TeacherEducationDivision(TED)
    • Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL)
    • Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES)
  • International Association of Special Education (IASE)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Awards

  • Faculty Excellence Award In Research (2012, 2014)
  • Asian American Heritage Award - Faculty Award of Excellence (2014)
  • Faculty Excellence Awards in Research - Nominee (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders - Student Member-at-Large Nominee (2008-2009)
  • Doctoral Leadership Program in Behavioral Disorders (2006-2009)


Publications (Selected)

  • Digital bystanders: Multi-tiered Considerations in Examining the Bystander’s Roles to Cyberbullying. sssWong-Lo, M., Gonzalez, R., Bullock, L. In Digital Technology: Advances in Research and Applications. Nova, 2019.
  • Inclusive Strategies for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Wong-Lo, M., Gonzalez, R. In Special Edition of Inclusive Classrooms for Community Flourishing. SKILD, 2017. Printed in Arabic.
  • Social Services and Children with Disabilities. Wong-Lo, M. In Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. Sage, 2014.
  • Cyberbullying: Inclusive Practices to Address Digital Aggression. Wong-Lo, M. In e-book Proceedings of Braga 2014 Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs Conference. 2014.
  • Impact of Functional Behavioral Assessment on Services for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. Gable, R., Bullock, L., Wong-Lo, M. In The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. Routledge, 2012.
  • Peer Relations and Socialization of Children and Adolescents with Special Needs and Adolescents with Disabilities. Bullock, L., Wong-Lo, M., Gable, R. In Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. Elsevier, 2011.
  • Peer Relations and Socialization of Children and Adolescents with Special Needs and Adolescents with Disabilities. Bullock, L., Wong-Lo, M., Gable, R. In International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier, 2010.
  • "Investigation on the practice of the functional behavioral assessment: Survey of educators and their experiences in the field." Moreno, G., Wong-Lo, M., Bullock, L. Published in International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017.
  • "Females with emotional/behavioral disorders and delinquency." Wong-Lo, M. Published in Journal of Gang Research, 2015.
  • "Accommodating students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds." Wong-Lo, M., Moreno, G. Published in Journal for Effective Schools, 2015.

Presentations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, San Diego, CA.
    Presented on "Cyberbullying: Examination of the collaborative approaches to address aggressive behaviors in social media," 2017.
  • International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Diego, CA.
    Presented on "Cyberbullying: Collaborative strategies to address aggression," 2017.
  • Educational Series, School of Education, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
    Presented with D. Eastman on "Refocusing. Peeling back the multifaceted layers of misbehavior in the classroom to cultivate an effective learning environment," 2017.
  • National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) Training Conference, Chicago, IL.
    Presented on "Special educators and the life between bells," with M. Czaplewski, A. Fowler, T. Urborg, K Valequez, 2016.
  • National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) Training Conference, Chicago, IL.
    Presented on "Cyberbullying: Examining the transformation of bullying to digital aggression," 2016.
  • Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (ILCCBD), Lisle, IL.
    Co-presented with G. Moreno on "Assisting educators in developing a culturally attuned functional behavioral assessment," 2015.
  • Division of International Special Education & Services (DISES) – Braga, Portugal.
    Presented on "Cyberbullying: Inclusive Practices to Address Digital Aggression," 2014.
  • Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (ILCCBD), Lisle, IL.
    Co-presented with G. Moreno on "Assisting educators in developing a culturally attuned functional behavioral assessment," 2014.
  • Illinois Council Association of School Social Workers (IASSW), Lisle, IL.
    Co-presented with G. Moreno on "Assisting students from diverse backgrounds with challenging behaviors: Incorporating a culturally attuned functional behavioral assessment in pre-referral services," 2014.
  • 37th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Students, Oak Brook, IL.
    Co-presented with G. Moreno on "Assisting diverse learners with challenging behaviors: Incorporating culturally attuned interventions," 2014.

Research Interests

  • Cyberbullying: Behavior analysis in digital culture, peer relationships in social media
  • Juvenile Delinquency: Gang crime analysis, violence in schools
  • Mental Health: Trauma, resiliency in victimization
  • Disproportionality: Over and underrepresentation
  • Behavior Analysis: Behavioral assessment and function-based intervention
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