• Education: Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Tennessee
    Certification and Licenses: Nationally Certified School Psychologist; State of Wisconsin, School Psychologist, Professional Educator License  
    About: Dr. Neddenriep joined the faculty of UW-Whitewater in 2005 after practicing as a school psychologist in the Omaha (NE) Public Schools, where she specialized in the needs of children with behavioral disorders and autism. Her areas of research interests include the implementation and evaluation of academic and behavioral interventions in educational settings. Her current research includes developing a reading fluency and comprehension intervention to assist third-grade students understand nonfiction text. Dr. Neddenriep teaches coursework in the assessment of behavior and personality, academic interventions, school-based consultation, and research methods. She also supervises practicum students and interns.


  • Education: Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
    Certification and Licenses: Nationally Certified School Psychologist; State of Wisconsin, School Psychologist, Professional Educator License 
    About: Dr. Scherr joined the faculty of UW-Whitewater in 2004 after practicing school psychology in northwestern Illinois. She had been a county social worker for adolescents and their families prior. Dr. Scherr’s research and scholarly interests include meeting the educational and mental health needs of marginalized students, especially students living in foster care, students who are immigrants or refugees, and students who are LGBTQ. She researches the pedagogical method of Critical Incident Reporting and is active in the international school psychology community. Dr. Scherr teaches school psychology coursework in both academic and intellectual assessment and she supervises practicum students and interns.


  • Education: Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Indiana University
    Certification and Licenses: Nationally Certified School Psychologist
    About: Dr. Knesting-Lund came to UW-Whitewater in 2011.  She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology from Indiana University.  Dr. Knesting-Lund teaches undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, field training in psychology, and psychology of women.  She teaches graduate courses in the foundations of school psychology, behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Her research focuses on supporting students’ school completion through the prevention of high school dropout and school-based supports for sexual minority youth.



  • Education: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University
    Certification and Licenses: Licensed Psychologist 
    About: Dr. Beaver came to UW-Whitewater in 1993 after receiving her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University.  She is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin and has practiced both individual and family therapy.  Dr. Beaver teaches courses in abnormal psychology, psychology of personality, field training, interviewing and psychotherapy techniques, family therapy, and introductory psychology in the undergraduate program.  Dr. Beaver teaches courses in childhood psychopathology and an introduction to therapeutic skills and interventions at the graduate level.
    Dr. Beaver received the W.P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011. Her research interests focus on emotion regulation and mindfulness in children as well as in college classrooms.


  • Education: Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Indiana University
    About: Dr. Sandra Street came to UW-Whitewater in 2013 from Indiana University Bloomington where she earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and completed an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She teaches courses in developmental psychology as well as introductory psychology at the undergraduate level and advanced child development at the graduate level.  Dr. Street conducts research in child development with a primary focus on cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, more specifically the development of perception and action in infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.


  • Education: Ph.D. Social-Personality Psychology, University of Utah
    About: Dr. Morgan came to UW-Whitewater in 1996 after receiving her doctoral degree in Social-Personality Psychology from the University of Utah.  She teaches undergraduate courses in personality, research methods, and social psychology and a graduate course in the social bases of behavior. Dr. Morgan received the Everett Long Award for the Advancement of General Education from UW-W and a Psi Chi Chapter Award for outstanding teaching in 2010.  Dr. Morgan has long-standing interests in intrinsic motivation and achievement motivation.  Her current research focuses on identifying the distinct motivational and emotional characteristics of reactance and oppositionality and the roles reactance and oppositionality play in cognitive flexibility and creativity. 


  • Education: Ph.D. Psychology, Marquette University
    Certification and Licences: Nationally Certified School Psychologist
    About: Dr. Larson was a school psychologist with the Milwaukee Public Schools for 14 years and directed their violence prevention program. He also coordinated the School Psychology graduate training program at UW-Whitewater for 21 years. His areas of research interest include school violence and the prevention of childhood aggression. He currently teaches graduate courses in school violence and crisis management online.

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Program Coordinator:
Christine Neddenriep
Laurentide 1229
Phone: (262) 472-1850
Email: neddenrc@uww.edu