Department of Psychology

Current Students

  • Adam Almanza

    Adam Almanza

  • Amanda Niedfeld

    Amanda Niedfeld

  • Anna Kate Edgemon

    Anna Kate Edgemon

    Anna Kate was raised in Gainesville, FL and received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida in 2014. While at UF, she had the privilege of working as a research assistant under Dr. Brian Iwata, Ph.D., BCBA-D, where she developed a passion for applied behavior analysis. Upon graduating from Auburn University in 2017, Anna Kate plans to work at a clinic before pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • Barathi Chinnappan

    Barathi Chinnappan

    Barathi is from Philadelphia, PA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She was inspired to pursue a degree in ABA after teaching social skills and treating selective feeding disorders at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center.

  • Benjamin Hatley

    Benjamin Hatley

    Ben was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  His interests include escape-maintained problem behavior, improving treatment integrity, and teaching appropriate adaptive behaviors. Ben became interested in ABA after working at a summer camp for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. He plans to continue serving this population as a BCBA upon his graduation from Auburn University. 

  • Cassidy McDougale

    Cassidy McDougale

    Cassidy is from Albertville, Alabama and received her Bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University. Her initial interests included fluency training with typically developing children and research in delay discounting with typically developing adults. Her current interests include skill acquisition with children with developmental disabilities and research surrounding mastery criteria during acquisition. After becoming a BCBA, she plans to help further disseminate ABA therapy across the state of Alabama by providing behavior analytic services.

  • Conor O'Brien

    Conor O'Brien

  • Emily Longino

    Emily Longino

  • Jessica Palmier

    Jessica Palmier

  • Jodi Coon

    Jodi Coon

    Jodi is from Birmingham, AL and received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama. She initially became interested in behavior analysis after observing the emergence of verbal behavior and reduction of problem behavior with children on the autism spectrum. After graduating, she plans to work with children in state custody (i.e., incarcerated youth and children in the foster care system).

  • Sally Anne Hamrick

    Sally Anne Hamrick

    Sally is originally from South Carolina but has lived in many states and countries. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She also received a Master’s degree in Intercultural Studies and Children at Risk from Fuller Theological Seminary. Sally originally became interested in behavior analysis after working overseas with parents who had children with disabilities. Upon moving back to South Carolina, Sally worked with the Project Hope Foundation which provides ABA services to clients in upstate South Carolina. After graduation, Sally plans to work as BCBA in a clinic setting and then hopefully gain more experience working as a BCBA internationally.

  • Soracha O'Rourke

    Soracha O'Rourke

    Soracha is originally from Tuam, Ireland and received her undergraduate degree from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland in Primary Teaching and Psychology. In addition, she received a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Notre Dame. She initially became interested in Applied Behavior Analysis through volunteering at a special education summer camp where some children were receiving behavior analytic services. The more she read into the area, the more she saw that applied behavior analysis was a perfect blend of her two undergraduate majors: Psychology and Education. After spending two years as a classroom teacher in an urban school, she saw the potential benefits of ABA in the general education classroom. She felt compelled to enter into a career where she could serve an array of populations, providing services tailored to individual needs. After graduation, she is unsure exactly what kind of position she hopes to secure and plans to spend her time at Auburn rotating through the various practicum experiences and gaining more insight into all the exciting career paths that lay ahead upon certification.‚Äč

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Last Updated: December 11, 2017