BA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Smerbeck earned a combined degree in school and counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo, SUNY, following a combined B.A. in psychology and linguistics from the University of Rochester. Before coming to work at RIT, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for the Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo, NY, blending clinical work in neuropsychology with research, including work on regression-based norms for neuropsychological tests and controlled trials of the efficacy of drugs to enhance cognition in multiple sclerosis patients.
Dr. Smerbeck's current research interests focus on individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as the characteristics of psychological tests and measures (psychometrics). His past work has examined associated features commonly present in youth with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, most notably unusual voice characteristics. He has also published on the comparability of alternate forms of a test of cognitive processing speed, and on alternate methods of analyzing scores from existing tests.
Dr. Smerbeck teaches courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Psychological Testing.
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