Alumni profiles

SONY DSCAshley de Marchena, Ph.D. 2013. Ph.D. Dissertation: Executive and Nonverbal Contributions to Pragmatic Language in Autism Spectrum Disorder (with Prof. Eigsti). Dr. de Marchena completed a clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, supported by a T32 Fellowship with Dr. Robert Schultz.  Dr. de Marchena just accepted a tenure-track position at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, in the Department of Psychology.

Roxanne Donovan, PhD (2004). Dissertation: To blame or not toRoxanneDonovanblame: How target race affects rape blame attributions (with Prof. Williams). Dr. Donovan completed her internship at the University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. She is currently Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University with joint appointment in the Departments of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies. She is also the Assistant Chair in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Special Assistant to the Dean, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services. She is also a former Interim Dean at Kennesaw State University and co-founder of WellAcademic, an academic consulting and professional coaching firm. 

Diana RobinsDiana L. Robins, Ph.D. (2002). Dissertation: A new screening tool for autism, the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers [www.mchatscreen.com]. The M-CHAT is now the most widely used autism screener for young children, and has been translated into more than 70 languages. Dr. Robins completed an internship in the College of Health Professions at the University of Florida and a postdoc at the Yale University Child Study Center. She was on the faculty at Georgia State University until 2014, when she became Associate Professor and Director of Early Detection and Intervention at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute. Her work has been supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Autism Speaks.