Dr. Jeffrey Tiger Receives the WisABA Award

Dr. Jeffrey Tiger is the recipient of the annual WisABA Award for Significant Contributions to the Practice of Behavior Analysis in the state of Wisconsin for his continued efforts to train highly qualified Behavior Analysts in our state. Through his work in the university systems and his center, budding Behavior Analysts are receiving training and experiences that further the science of ABA in Wisconsin.


MAPIP Program Highlighted in a Recent Issue of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Dr. Alyson Gerdes Serves as the Expert on Culturally-Adapted ADHD Treatment.

Dr. Alyson GerdesDr. Alyson Gerdes, professor of psychology, served as the expert on Culturally-Adapted Treatment for Spanish-Speaking Latino Families for Ask the Expert Webcast Chat Series presented by the National Resource Center on ADHD.

Promotions & Accomplishments:

Dr. Alyson Gerdes, for promotion to Professor of Psychology

Dr. Nakia Gordon, for promotion to Associate Professor, with Tenure

Dr. James Hoelzle, for promotion to Associate Professor, with Tenure



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New Psychology Graduate Program

The Psychology Department offers a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an application deadline of November 15, 2018. For more information about our Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology click here.

The Psychology Department also offers a M.S. or PH.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), with an application deadline of December 1. ABA is an area of psychology that focuses on environmental influences on behavior. For more information about the ABA programs, visit the program page here.

Employment Opportunities

Job Opportunities in the Psychology Department: Assistant Professor (Neuroscience) and Assistant Professor (Clinical Child OR Neuropsychology)
The Psychology Department is seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, both to begin August, 2019. First, we are seeking candidates with expertise inclinical child psychology whose research focuses on psychopathology, health, and/or health disparities, and who haveexperience in assessment or neuropsychology. This candidate is expected to become license-eligible within 3 years of beginning the position. Second, we are seeking candidates with specialization in neuroscience with focus in human models preferably addressing cognitive, computational, or emotion neuroscience with relevance to human disease, disorders, social, cultural or developmental issues. For both positions, the candidate will be expected to do both undergraduate and graduate teaching, to develop an independent research program, and to provide research mentorship to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The full ads for the positions and application instructions can be found at https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10205 and https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10439. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the positions are filled. The department actively encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups.Please contact the chairperson (stephen.saunders@marquette.edu) with any questions.

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Recent Research and Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Kristy Nielson

Dr. Nielson received two grants focusing on the importance of exercise or fitness on long-term cognitive outcomes in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's Disease: A third 5-yr renewal of a multi-institutional MRI study on healthy elders at genetic risk for AD, predicting and measuring neural and cognitive indicators of risk over time; and

A multi-institutional clinical trial of six months of aerobic exercise training (vs. a flexibility control condition) in healthy elders at genetic risk for AD to attempt reduce cognitive and neural decline over time.









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