Here's a brief rundown of her background and the expertise she brings to UNMC.
- Name: Amanda Zangrillo, Psy.D.
- Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
- New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, case manager for the severe behavior disorder program, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Functional analysis of problem behaviors.
- Treatment and prevention of problem behaviors.
- Verbal behavior.
- Skill acquisition in early learners with autism spectrum disorders.
- Doctorate of Psychology, University of Southern Maine
- Master of Science in Educational Psychology, Georgia State University
- Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Life, the University of Kansas
- Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Director, May Institute, Randolph, Mass.
- Predoctoral intern, Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta
- Board certified behavior analyst
How I fell in love with psychology:
My first course studying human behavior was in my undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. One class, and I was hooked! I feel very fortunate to have a career where I love going to work every day.
Three things you don't know about me:
- I may be biased, but I have the best dog in the world. His name is Bosley, and he is a Jack Russell terrier.
- I love Broadway musicals.
- March Madness is my favorite time of the year.