Students

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Doctoral students from the School Psychology program at the University of Kentucky and the Clinical Psychology program at Indiana University-Purdue University participate on our research team. We have student collaborators both nationally and internationally! Undergraduate students also have research opportunities!

 



Kahyah Pinkman is a doctoral student in the School Psychology programat the University of Kentucky. Her current research interests focus on social inclusion for children with developmental disabilities and the impact that perceptions of racism have on student academic engagement and performance. Email: kahyah.pinkman@uky.edu.

 


Jordan Findley is a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of Kentucky. Her current research interests are in the quality of Individualized Education Programs for students with ASD. View her curriculum vitae.

 

 


Abigail Love is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky. She received her M.S. in Educational Psychology at UK and her B.S. in Deaf Education and Elementary Education at EKU. She has worked in Australia as a teacher specializing in autism and currently works as a speaker and advocate for individuals touched by autism in her community. Her research interests include teacher motivation and beliefs and community disability education and awareness. View her curriculum vitae.

 
 


Jorgina Boloor is a specialist student in the School Psychology program. She is currently on her school based internship at Clark County schools in southern Nevada. 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. She is interested in researching effects of inclusive services, and the alleviation and prevention of teacher burnout.

 


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Yue Yu is a 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. View her curriculum vitae here.

 
 
 


Melanie Watkins Fischer is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is interested in the problem of burnout in special education teachers, as well as in other helping professions. View her curriculum vitae.