UC Santa Barbara has granted Ty Vernon a 2018 Faculty Career Development Award (FCDA). Vernon’s study is titled “Parent-Child Psychophysiological Synchrony in Autism Spectrum Disorders.”
The FCDA is a program for non-tenured faculty who, because of the nature of their position or their role in campus affairs, have encountered significant obstacles in pursuit of their research, creative work, teaching, service, or mentoring obligations, or who have made unusually time-consuming efforts in helping to achieve campus diversity. The purpose of the program is to help junior faculty members develop a substantial record in research necessary for advancement to tenure. Non-tenured faculty members are eligible for a maximum of two awards in different years.
Vernon is the Center Director of UCSB’s Koegel Autism Center, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, and a licensed clinical psychologist. His research interests focus on the development of interventions for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders. He is also an alumnus of the Gevirtz School, earning his Ph.D. from CCSP in 2010.