Spotlight on new faculty - Amanda Zangrillo, Psy.D.

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Amanda Zangrillo, Psy.D.
Amanda Zangrillo, Psy.D., is a new faculty member at the Munroe-Meyer Institute's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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

Research/Professional interests:

  • 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

Previous Positions:

  • 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.


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