Primary Faculty

Matthew A. Jarrett, PhD, received his PhD from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and completed a pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center. His research and clinical interests are in the field of developmental psychopathology, particularly in the areas of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety disorders. His current research explores aspects of neuropsychological functioning and co-occurring symptomatology in children with ADHD. Current projects include the development and evaluation of an intervention for children with ADHD and anxiety as well as a pilot project examining the efficacy of working memory training for children with ADHD and anxiety. Dr. Jarrett will also be working to develop a child anxiety clinic over the next year. Contact information for Dr. Jarrett is available in our faculty directory.

John E. Lochman, PhD, received his PhD from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lochman is the Doddridge Saxon Chair of Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama. He has primary research interests in examining the short- and long-term effects of prevention programs provided to high-risk aggressive children, and treatment programs for youth with externalizing disorders. These school- and community-based programs (Anger Coping Program; Coping Power Program; Fast Track Program) use cognitive-behavioral, social problem solving and social-skill training approaches with children, and behavioral parent training with parents. Ongoing grant-funded multi-site prevention research projects are examining the components of interventions, the additive effects of universal and indicated (targeted) interventions, and comprehensive interventions designed to prevent conduct disorder, substance use, and delinquency. Dr. Lochman’s graduate teaching responsibilities include child psychotherapy and basic practicum supervision. Dr. Lochman serves on grant review committees at NIMH and at several private foundations.  He is the editor of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, is an associate editor for Behavior Therapy, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical PsychologyContact information for Dr. Lochman is available in our faculty directory.

Randall T. Salekin, PhD, received his PhD from the University of North Texas. His primary research and clinical interests are in child forensic psychology.  Specifically, his interests are on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have come into contact with the law. Dr. Salekin is active in the Psychology and Law concentration area and is interested in such issues as juvenile transfer to adult court, culpability, and the treatment of youth diagnosed with Conduct Disorder.  Another primary research area is the study of psychopathy and how it relates to dangerousness and other legal issues. Dr. Salekin’s graduate teaching responsibilities include Advanced Psychological Assessment for Children and Adolescents. Dr. Salekin directs the clinical child psychology training concentration. He serves as an active consultant to the juvenile justice system. Contact information for Dr. Salekin is available in our faculty directory.

Theodore Tomeny, PhD, received his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed a pre-doctoral internship at Indiana University School of Medicine in the autism emphasis. His research and clinical interests are in intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD). His research explores the functioning of families of individuals with ASD, factors related to quality of life for those with ASD and the generalizability of treatment outcomes, and externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents. Current projects include identifying risk- and protective-factors for typically-developing siblings and parents of those with ASD and exploring correlates of sibling relationship quality among adult siblings of those with a disability. Ted also works closely with the University of Alabama ASD clinic and the UA-ACTS program both clinically and for research purposes. Contact information for Dr. Tomeny is available in our faculty directory.  

Bradley A. White, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He joined the Department Psychology at the University of Alabama as Associate Professor in Fall 2018 and is a member of the faculty in the UA Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. He is a clinical psychologist specializing in developmental psychopathology. He is interested in the etiology, impacts, and treatment of antisocial behavior across the lifespan and various settings, including community, clinical, and forensic contexts. Dr. White’s research addresses the role of dispositional and environmental factors in the development and maintenance of emotional, behavioral, and social functioning in children, adolescents, and young adults. He is particularly interested translating research to the reduction of antisociality and promotion of prosocial behavior, including improving the effectiveness and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for social and emotional dysfunction.  Dr. White is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology. He also serves as Consulting Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and on committees across several professional organizations, including the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology and for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Contact information for Dr. White is available in our faculty directory. Contact information for Dr. White is available in our faculty directory.  


Susan W. White is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chair in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama. Her clinical and research interests include development and evaluation of psychosocial treatments that target transdiagnostic processes underlying psychopathology. She is associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and she the Editor in Chief of the ABCT Series on Implementation of Clinical Approaches. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. She received her PhD from Florida State University. Contact information for Dr. White is available in our faculty directory.  

Affiliated Faculty

Joan Barth, PhD

Caroline Boxmeyer, PhD

Ashley Evans, MD

Nicole Powell, PhD

Nancy Rubin, PsyD

Avi Madan-Swain, PhD

Michael Taylor, MD

Sarah Ryan, PhD