Faculty Profile

Christina Grabarek, Associate Professor of Education

Director, School Psychology Program

Meier Hall, 109


Dr. Christina Grabarek, associate professor of Education, initiated full-time employment at Valparaiso University in August, 2001 after teaching as an adjunct instructor during the 2000-2001 academic year.  She serves as the program director for the graduate M.Ed./Ed.S. School Psychology Program and teaches courses across the curriculum in this program. Past positions held at Valparaiso University, in conjunction with the School Psychology program directorship, included serving as director of Disability Support Services and interim department chairperson for the Department of Education.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. Grabarek was selected and participated in the Thrivent Fellowship program, a leadership development program for Lutheran universities.  In addition, Dr. Grabarek  published in the Journal of General Psychology and presented research at national and international conferences within the field of eating disorders. 

Dr. Grabarek is a nationally certified and licensed school psychologist with previous experiences as a speech-language pathologist.  She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and practiced in hospital, private practice, and school settings while working primarily with children, adolescents, and their families.   


Ph.D. - Ball State Uniersity 1994
M.S. - Western Illinois University 1990
B.S. - Western Illinois University 1989

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Assocation
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Trainers of School Psychologists