Kimberly A. Gilbert
Associate Professor of Psychology
Hauser Hall 202
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Degrees: PHD, 2002, Hofstra Univ; MA, 1999, Hofstra Univ; BA, 1993, Belmont Univ
Assistant Professor Kim Gilbert earned her Ph.D. in 2002 from Hofstra University. She joined the Hofstra faculty in 2004 and serves as a Core Faculty Member in the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology. Dr. Gilbert is a NYS-licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. Her expertise is in the area of developmental disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders, and special needs assessment. As director of the Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Psychological Evaluation and Research Center, she supervises students in the techniques of applied behavior analysis and objective diagnostic assessments, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. Dr. Gilbert teaches doctoral courses in areas such as Psychopathology of the Emotionally Disturbed Child, Advanced Development, Exceptional Child, and Cognition and Perception, as well as undergraduate courses in child development and research methods. She also supervises dissertation students in the Psy.D. program.
Her research interests include exploration of the phenotypic expression of children along the autism spectrum to further delineate early onset predictive behaviors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Previously, within NIMH grants at Vanderbilt University, she has explored the efficacy of behavior and language interventions for children with special needs. Additionally, she is interested in prelinguistic interventions, social skills training, behavior and language interventions, parent training and stress management, and academic integrity.
Dr. Gilbert has presented her work at annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, and her research has been published in the Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.