Student Awards and Accomplishments

Congratulations to Megan Held, who won the Spring 2021 Graduate Associate Performance Award. This award recognizes exceptional performance of graduate students while providing caregiving to children and others.

Congratulations to all of our students who successfully defended their dissertations in 2020-2021, including:

Kristin Dell’Armo

Dissertation Title: How Intellectual Disability May Bias Psychologists’ Clinical Impressions: A Re-Examination of Diagnostic Overshadowing

Rebecca Kirchner

Dissertation Title: Children’s socio-emotional development and working memory abilities throughout elementary school: The impact of disability and English language learner status

Congratulations to all of our students who completed their Master’s Degrees in 2020-2021, including:

Riane Ramsey

Thesis Title: The Influence of Race/Ethnicity on Measures of Broader Autism Phenotype: Examining Ratings of Parent from the Simons Simplex Collection

Jesse Strickler

Thesis Title: Evaluating an Informed Consent Process Designed to Improve Inclusion of Adults with Intellectual Disability in Research

Faculty Awards and Accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Walton for winning the Psychology Department Distinguished Teaching Award for 2020-2021. Dr. Walton was recognized for her teaching accomplishments over the past 3 years, including developing and integrating course content for graduate and undergraduate students with an emphasis on highlighting research-practice connections and community stakeholder perspectives within disability psychology.

Congratulations to Dr. Luc Lecavalier for winning the Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award for Excellence in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. This award recognizes no more than three full professors each year for excellence in scholarship.

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Tassé and to Dr. Susan Havercamp for being recognized in the National Historic Recognition Project, for significant national contributions in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities in the US between 2000 and 2020.