Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Faculty

The I/DD faculty and their research interests are:

Michael G. Aman

Professor; Ph.D., University of Auckland (New Zealand), 1979-Psychopharmacology; experimental child psychology, developmental psychobiology. Current work: psychotropic drug effects in persons with severe developmental disorders; behavioral and emotional disorders in people with mental retardation; anticonvulsant effects on learning and behavior in epileptic children; psychological and cognitive correlates of psychiatric disorders in children; specific reading disorders. Associate Editor: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Formerly American Journal on Mental Retardation); Section Editor for Mental Retardation: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. (Jointly with the Nisonger Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and with the Department of Psychiatry.)

Betsey A. Benson

Associate Professor jointly with Psychiatry; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1975-Clinical Psychology. Current work: mental health issues in intellectual disabilities; anger-management training; social cognition and aggressive behavior; depression; cognitive behavior therapy; group therapy (Jointly with the Nisonger Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Psychiatry)

Susan M. Havercamp

Associate Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998- Clinical Psychology; intellectual and developmental disabilities. Current work: health promotion and access to healthcare for people with disabilities.

Luc Lecavalier

Professor, Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), 2001- Clinical Psychology; Research interests: I am interested in diagnosis/assessment and behavior/psychiatric problems in individuals with developmental disabilities. Along with colleagues and graduate students I have been involved in (a) the development and evaluation of screening and diagnostic instruments for ASD and (b) the assessment and treatment of behavior and emotional problems in children with ASD or ID.

Marilee Martens

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Melbourne (Australia), 2005-Neuropsychology. Current work: director of Williams syndrome program, researching the cognitive, behavioral and neuroanatomical phenotype of Williams syndrome.

James A. Mulick

Professor; Ph.D., University of Vermont, 1975- Pediatric Psychology; Human Development; Learning and Behavior Development. Current work: basic and applied behavior analysis in child development, psychopharmacology, autism and intellectual disabilities; infant assessment; treatment of severe behavior disorders in children with developmental disabilities, including antisocial behavior, stereotypy and self-injurious behavior; ecobehavioral analysis. Editor: Transitions in Mental Retardation; Associate Editor: Research in Developmental Disabilities; Co-Editor: Handbook of Mental Retardation. (Jointly with Department of Pediatrics).

Marc J. Tassé

Professor, Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), 1994-Clinical Psychology; intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). His research has been in the area of co-occurrence of ID or ASD and psychiatric problems/problem behaviors, study and measurement of adaptive behavior, test development, psychometrics, and support needs. Associate editor: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Katie Walton

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009-Intellectual and Developmental Disability Psychology. Current work: Her research focuses on the development, delivery, and evaluation of interventions for building early social-communication skills in individuals with ASD. Dr. Walton is particularly interested in examining individual-level and family-level factors that contribute to the well-being of individuals with ASD and their family members, and in developing interventions that are mutually beneficial for both individuals with ASD and their families.

Andrea N. Witwer

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009-Intellectual and Developmental Disability Psychology. Current work: Program Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, LEND faculty member. Research: Assessment of autism spectrum disorders and co-occuring emotional and behavioral problems.