Kaylin Russell is the recipient of the 2022 Thomas G. Haring Memorial Fellowship. Russell is a second-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology working with Dr. Ty Vernon. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2018. Following graduation, she worked as the manager of the Michigan State University Autism Research Lab under Dr. Brooke Ingersoll. Her current research interests include examining the feasibility, acceptance, and efficacy of a virtual social skills group for teens with ASD, as well as exploring parent perspectives on implementing Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) such as Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT).
The Thomas G. Haring Memorial Fellowship was established in memory of Thomas G. Haring, a member of the Graduate School of Education faculty and renowned researcher and teacher. His research and teaching focused on individuals with severe disabilities. Dr. Haring was committed to improving the lot of individuals with special needs in education and the community. The fellowship supports students with a focus on the education of individuals with special needs, with attention to social and applied cognitive behavior analysis in integrated educational and community settings.