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What was your previous position and where?I was previously a distinguished professor at the University of California-Riverside.
What brought you to LSU?I came back to LSU from UC-Riverside because I wanted to get back to the South and to a major university such as LSU. I was at LSU from 1981-1989 before going to California.
What is your research interest?My research interests include social skills assessment and training with children and adolescents, children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders; using a response-to-intervention approach in schools to improve services for children and youth with behavioral challenges; and applied psychological measurement.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?I hope to contribute to making LSU a premier Tier 1 research university through research and teaching.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?I enjoy the collegial atmosphere at LSU as well as LSU athletics.
What are your major accomplishments?My major accomplishments have been being elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, receiving the Senior Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and receiving more than $12 million in federal research grants. I currently have two federal research grants active totalling more than $2.2 million.