I am currently an Associate Professor with the IUB School Psychology program, and the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic (SSRC). The SSRC provides an opportunity for 3rd and 4th year school psychology students to gain experience conducting diagnostic evaluations, implementing social skills programming for children, and conducting applied research for children with ASD.
I am also the author of the book Building Social Relationships which was recognized as the Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America. I have had the great fortune to speak nationally on the topic of social emotional functioning for children with ASD. I am currently conducting research on the development of anxiety disorders, professional development outcomes for school personnel, social skills programming, and video self-modeling for children and adolescents with ASD. Students play a critical role in the development and implementation of my research, and have served as co-authors on a vast majority of my research publications.
I am a 2002 graduate of the IUB School Psychology Program and am currently a licensed psychologist and a health service provider in psychology (HSPP). I have worked in a variety of settings, including schools, psychiatric hospitals, university clinics, and private practices. I teach courses on classroom behavior management and consultation (fall), single subject research design (spring), and social skills training (summer).