Faculty/Staff Profile

Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D
Associate Professor

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
tel:(402) 559-6633 
E-Mail: tmathews@unmc.edu

Dr. Mathews is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Mathews received her bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE; her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her doctoral degree in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Mathews clinical specialty is child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mathews joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 2008.


  • Dr. Mathews has taught child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing at the graduate level, and has provided clinical preceptorship for graduate nurses and psychologists in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has a particular interest in children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and children who have experienced abuse and neglect.


  • Dr. Mathews research program focuses on: (a) generalization and maintenance of social skills in children with autism, and (b) peer mentoring and modeling.


  • Dr. Mathews provides clinical services to children and adolescent with developmental and behavioral disorders at the Munroe Meyer Institute. She also is involved in advocacy in increasing access to care for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders.

Professional Service/Recognition

  • Dr. Mathews received the March of Dimes Academic Excellence award in 2015.