Julia Strait

Julia Strait, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of School Psychology and Health Services Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3357
Email: straitj@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1309.04


Julia Englund Strait, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology and Health Services Psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and her doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She is a licensed psychologist and a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) in Texas, and a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). She is also a certified English language arts teacher in Texas. 

She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Crowley's Ridge Educational Service Cooperative/Arkansas State University and her postdoctoral fellowship in child welfare and trauma-informed care at the University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody.

Dr. Strait's research focuses on the higher level thinking skills of students from early childhood to college and beyond—how these skills differ across individuals and groups, how to measure and assess them, how brief interventions like mindfulness training may improve them, and how factors such as stress and anxiety may interfere with them. She specializes in scale development and child assessment and has clinical experience and interest in trauma-informed care, as well.

Dr. Strait will be accepting doctoral students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Scale Development
  • Child Assessment
  • Trauma-informed Care