Associate Professor of Psychology
Area of Study
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994
Academic and Research Interests
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Intervention and high-functioning individuals
Application of Psychology in sustaining the self, society, and environment
What is the nature and impact of the sibling relationship on children with autism
spectrum disorders and their typically developing peers?
What do parents know about the nature of that sibling relationship?
In what ways do college students experience their sibling relationships? How are they
influenced by them?
How can teacher-parent collaboration when a child has autism be improved?
What are the essential elements of an effective intervention program for high functioning
children with autism?
To what degree are practice parameters for autism diagnosis being carried out in practice?
Classes Taught at IWU
Psyc 215 - Abnormal Psychology
Psyc 227 - Statistics
Psyc 317 - Tests and Measurements
Psyc 335 - Counseling and Psychotherapy
Special topics - Helping Skills, Autism, Disorders of Childhood
Faculty advisor for academic internships in psychology
IWU advisor for the 3-2 Occupational Therapy (OT) Program with Washington University
IWU Autism Social Support Group coordinator