Doctoral students from School Psychology and Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky and Indiana University-Purdue University participate make up our research team. Undergraduate students also have research opportunities!
Alexis Rodgers is a fifth year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include behavioral and social interventions and treatment outcomes for students with ASD, as well as services for parents of children with ASD.
Venus Wong is a fifth year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at University of Kentucky. She is interested in the implementation of evidence-based practices for students with ASD in schools and the burnout rate of teachers of students with ASD. She aims to promote quality teacher education and the use evidence-based practices in developing countries.
Jordan Findley is a first year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of Kentucky. Her current research interests are intervention strategies for students with ASD and supports for parents and teachers of students with ASD.
Abigail Love is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky and has acquired her M.S. in Educational Psychology at UK. She has worked in Australia as a Special Education teacher, focusing on supporting teenagers and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. While attending graduate school, she founded an alternative learning environment for home-school students in Madison County, and currently works as an advocate and support worker for local children with autism. She has experience teaching preservice teachers at UK and working as a research assistant for a Department of Juvenile Justice grant. Her research interests include teacher motivation and beliefs and improving educational experiences for disability populations.
Jorgina Boloor is a specialist student in the School Psychology program. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with her B.A. in Psychology in 2014. During her undergraduate studies she worked as a student teacher at the children’s center on her college campus, and volunteered at one of the first elementary schools in California to incorporate the inclusion model in all classrooms. Over the last few years she has worked as the school administrator for KinderCare Learning Center. As a School Psychology student, she is interested in researching effects of inclusive services, and the alleviation and prevention of teacher burnout.
Teri Belkin is a fifth year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at IUPUI. She conducts research on caregivers of individuals with ASD (parents, siblings, and support staff). Teri recently completed a meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of interventions for adults with ASD. Through her clinical work and research, she aims to promote optimal well-being and quality of life for individuals with ASD and their caregivers.
Yue Yu is a third year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She has a broad research interest in caregivers of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and interventions in ASD.