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Travis Thompson, PhD, LP
Licensed Psychologist MN LP2163


Graduate Faculty, Special Education, Dept Ed Psychology, Univ of Minnesota, Mpls, MN; Consulting Scientist, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD

Born Minneapolis, Minnesota
US Citizen
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BA & MA Psychology, Zoology, Child Development, University of Minnesota
PhD Psychology (Neuroscience), Child Development, University of Minnesota
USPHS Predoctoral Research Fellow, GT Heistad Sponsor, K. MacCorquodale Co-Mentor
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychopharmacology (J.V. Brady Sponsor), Univ. Md. College Park
University of Cambridge, UK, Special Post-Doctoral Fellow (RA Hinde, Sponsor)

1972-3 President, Behavioral Pharmacology Society
1974-75 President, Division of Psychopharmacology (28), American Psychological Association
1990 Don Hake Award, APA Division 25, for outstanding contributions in bridging basic and applied research in the field of Behavior Analysis
1990-91 President, Division 33, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, American Psychological Association
1995 Research Award, American Association for Mental Retardation
1996 Distinguished Research Award, The ARC of the United States
1998 Recipient, Academy of Mental Retardation, Career Scientist Award
2002 Edgar Doll Award, Division on Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities, American Psychological Association for contributions to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities
2007 Outstanding Community Service Award, Board of Regents, University of Minnesota
2007 Ernest Hilgard Award, Division I. American Psychological Association
2009 Impact of Science on Application Award, Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.
2010 Career Scientist Award, Experimental Analysis of Behavior SIG, Assn for Behavior Analysis International, May 2010.
2010-2013 Co-Chair or Chair Annual Autism Conference, Assn. for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL, Washington DC, Philadelphia, PA, Portland, OR
2012-14 Member at Large, Executive Committee, Assn Behavior Analysis International
2012 Frank L. Logan Lecture Award, Dept of Psychology, Univ. New Mexico, Alburquerque, NM

•Visiting Fellow: St. Johns College, Cambridge University, England (1967-1968) and Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour at Madingley
•Professor : University of Minnesota, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology (1969-1991)
•Adjunct Professor: University of Minnesota, Special Education Program (1978), Department of Psychiatry (1980-1985); University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development (1990-1991)
•Director: University of Minnesota, Neuro-Behavioral Pharmacology Training Program (NIMH and NIDA) (1966-1990)
•Coordinator: University of Minnesota, Behavior Analyst Certificate Program, Special Education Program,Department of Educational Psychology (1978-1983)
•Visiting Research Psychologist: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville, Maryland (1979-1980); Liaison to National Academy of Sciences Committee on Substance Abuse
•Professor: Vanderbilt University, Departments of Psychology and Human Development (1991 - 2000), Special Education (1992-2000), Psychology, (Arts & Sciences) and Psychiatry (Medicine)
• Director: John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University (1991 - 2000)
• Director: Institute of Child Development and Smith Professor of Psychiatry, University of Kansas Medical Center (2000-2003); •Courtesy Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Live, Univ. of Kansas at Lawrence (2000-2003)
•Professor, Dept of Psychology & Graduate Instructor Special Education Program, University of Minnesota, MN (2006-present)
•Supervising Psychologist, Minnesota Early Autism Project, Maple Grove, MN (2006-2010)

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities,
Assoc. Editor (2000- present)
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research (2006- present)
Journal of Special Education (1992-present)
The Psychological Record (2013- present)

INVITED SPEAKER: 47 States within the US and 16 countries outside the US

PUBLICATIONS: Author or editor of 30 books and 243 professional journal articles and chapters.