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2015

Patrick Bell
Dissertation Title: A Transformative, Participatory Approach for  Social-Emotional Focused Urban School Reform
Internship Site: LAS*PIC; LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Certified School Psychologist, Kipp Charter Schools, New Orleans, LA

Alex Sims
Dissertation Title: Examining the Relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Attention Deficits in Children
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA    
Current Employment: Certified School Psychologist, New Orleans, LA

Allisyn Swift
Dissertation Title: Toward a Local Model of Teacher Professional Development for Social-emotional Learning for Elementary Teachers of Urban Minority Youth
Internship Site: New York Center for Child Development
Current Employment: Certified School Psychologist, New Orleans

Laura Marques
Dissertation Title: Dissociation and Posttraumatic Stress Following Sexual Abuse: The Moderating Effect of Caregiver Support
Internship Site: Virginia Beach School Psychology Consortium
Current Employment: Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow in Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amanda Borja
Dissertation Title: Using the Ecomap to Explore Children’s Phenomenology About Their Social Worlds: A Global Cross-Cultural Analysis
Internship Site: Florida State Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center
Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger

2014

Berre Burch
Dissertation Title: Dissociation: Exploring the Role of Arousal Regulation and Links with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Allegations of Maltreatment    
Internship Site: VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore Psychology Internship Consortium (School Mental Health Track)
Current Employment: Therapist, Bethesda Chevy Chase Counseling and Assessment Associates

Elizabeth Carey
Dissertation Title: Family Interactions in a Science Museum: The Potential of Inquiry to Support Engagement
Internship Site: Illinois School Psychology  Internship Consortium, Normal, IL
Current Employment: Children's Hospital New Orleans Pediatric Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jennifer Maldarelli
Dissertation Title: The Role of Social Learning in Early Tool Use Skill Development
Internship Site: Virginia Beach School Psychology Consortium
Current Employment: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Autism Research

Shereen Naser
Dissertation Title: Evaluating the Utility of the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) as a School-Based Universal Screening Tool
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Visiting Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Laura Niditch
Dissertation Title: Temperament, Parenting, and the Development of Anxiety in Early Childhood    
Internship Site: Florida State Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center
Current Employment: Independent Practice Group, New Orleans, LA

2012

Rosa Maria Mulser
Dissertation Title:
African American Adolescents Speak: Mixed-Methods Research on the Meaning of Racial Identity in the Relation between Race-Related Stress and Depressive Symptoms
Internship Site: Applewood Centers, INC., Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employment: Post-doctoral fellow in psychology at Kreinbrook Psychological Services in Greensburg, PA

Christiane Creveling
Dissertation Title: The Role of Parental Control, Youth’s Cognitive Schemas and Emotion Regulation Skills on Youth Anxiety Across Different Age Groups
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, Independent Practice, New Orleans, LA

Jill West
Dissertation Title: Understanding the motivation of elementary school teachers to implement social and emotional learning curricula
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, Oschner Hospital, New Orleans, LA

2011

Angelique Trask-tate
Dissertation Title: The role of racial identity in promoting the academic expectations of African American adolescents
Internship Site: Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX
Current Employment: Psychology Fellow at Houston ISD

Kathryn Moore
Dissertation Title: The Role of Emotional Competence in the Relation between Parental Emotion Socialization Practices and Childhood Anxiety
Internship Site: St. John's Child and Family Development Center, Santa Monica, CA
Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce

2010

Lauren Hensley (Maloney)
Dissertation Title: The Influence of Hurricane Exposure and Anxiety Sensitivity on Panic Symptoms
Internship Site: Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX
Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Faye Kim
Internship Site: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
Current Employment: Currently living in Japan; No additional information

2009

Timothy Luis
Dissertation Title: Social Cognitive Mechanisms of Separation Anxiety Symptoms in Children
Internship Site: University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Current Employment: Associate, Central Ohio Behavioral Medicine, Inc.; Adjunct Faculty, Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH

Tara Mathews
Dissertation Title: Attention Deficits in Youth With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Internship Site: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
Current Employment: Staff Psychologist, Pediatric Medical Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Danielle Weiss
Dissertation Title: The contribution of personality for school success
Internship Site: Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, New York

2008

Lucinda DeGrange (Lange)
Dissertation Title: Paternal Support as a Moderator Between Mothers' and Fathers' Control and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, New Orleans, LA

Rebecca Salvato (Ruberg)
Dissertation Title: In or out? Predictors of Educational Attainment in American Indian Youth
Internship Site: St. John's Child and Family Development Center, Santa Monica, CA
Current Employment: St. John's Child and Family Development Center, Santa Monica, CA

2007

Samantha Morrison
Dissertation Title: Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescent Females Following Hurricane Katrina: Coping as a Moderator
Internship Site: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Living, Anxiety Disorders Center, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

2005

Yael Efreom (Leiber)
Dissertation Title: Resilience and Vulnerability in the Face of Exposure to Community Violence: Exploring the Impact of Parental Monitoring and Perceptions of Safety on Children's Mental Health
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, Apex, NC

DeMarquis Hayes
Dissertation Title: Parent's rating of involvement to predict adolescent's achievement scores
Internship Site: Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX
Current Employment: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Brian Mackey
Dissertation Title: Are Hypermasculine Attitudes a Risk Factor for Smoking In Men?
Internship Site: Woodbridge Child Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Avenel, NJ
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, 3-C Family Services, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Sterett Mercer
Dissertation Title: A multidimensional investigation of the racial identity of White American college students
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Deborah Kruglak (Gilman)
Dissertation Title: Toward a greater understanding of community violence: Event features that shape the experience and impact mental health functioning
Internship Site: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
Current Employment: Private Practice, Licensed Psychologist, Pittsburgh, PA

Devi Miron
Dissertation Title: College students' community service involvement: Preferred approaches, match, satisfaction, and plans to continue
Internship Site: University of New Mexico, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Albuquerque, NM
Current Employment: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Tulane School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, New Orleans, LA

Alexa Walthall (Khawar)
Dissertation Title: Infants' Use of Handled Objects
Internship Site: The Guidance Center, Long Beach, CA
Current Employment: Psychologist Assistant, The Neurobehavioral Clinic, CA

Kristine Bourgeois-Strausser
Dissertation Title: Infant Manual Exploration of Objects, Surfaces, and Their Interrelations
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed School Psychologist, Mercy Family Center, Mandeville, LA

2004

Katherine Bevans
Dissertation Title: Relations between Life Stressors and Salivary Cortisol: The Moderation Roles of Trauma Exposure, Perceptions of Impact, Depressive Symptoms, and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms
Internship Site: Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX
Current Employment: Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2003

Allison Germaine
Dissertation Title: The Influences of Gender, Parents, and Friends on the Alcohol-Related Problems of College Freshman
Internship Site: Jewish Child Care Association, New York, NY
Current Employment: School Psychologist, Bellport Academic Center of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Bellport, NY; Private Practice, Northport, NY

Chanda Domingue
Dissertation Title: Enhancing the Motivation of African American High School Students: Improving the Environmental Fit of Racial Identity
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Specialist in School Psychology; Student Support Services Coordinator; Cedar Hill Independent School District, TX

Leslie Sutro
Dissertation Title: Early Copying: Relating Perception and Action
Internship Site: The May Institute, Boston, MA
Current Employment: Educational Consultant, The May Institute, Boston, MA

2002

Kathryn Robison
Dissertation Title: Student perceptions of middle school: Relation to academic motivation, learning strategies, and academic achievement in science
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist Independent practice, New Orleans, LA

Lori Carroll
Dissertation Title: Violence and Coping: Perceptions of Controllability and Social Support as Moderators
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed School Psychologist, Pineville, LA

2001

Melissa Poche (Venezia)
Dissertation Title: Juvenile Offenders: Profiles and Predictions
Internship Site: Houston Independent School District; Houston, TX
Current Employment: Unknown

Jennifer Tonglet
Dissertation Title: Influences on Math Homework Completion and Achievement: Students' Attitudes Toward Teacher-Related Factors, Student Motivational Factors, and Environment-Related Factors in Fifth and Eighth Graders
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA    
Current Employment: Certified School Psychologist, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, LA

Lisa Jackson
Dissertation Title: An Analysis of Coping in Inner-city Adolescents in Relation to Exposure to Community Violence
Internship Site: LAS*PIC, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Current Employment: Licensed Psychologist, New York

2000

Margaret Bigelow (Vaslow)
Dissertation Title: Educational Resiliency: The Effects of Motivation on Academic Achievement    
Internship Site: Houston Independent School District; Houston, TX
Current Employment: School Psychologist, Papillion-La Vista Public Schools, Kansas