Dorothea Lerman received her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on applied behavioral analysis from the University of Florida. After spending some time at Kennedy Krieger Institute, a pediatric hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins, Lerman taught school psychology at Louisiana State University. The possibility of starting a new program in applied behavioral analysis brought Lerman to UHCL in 2004.
"The president came to my office to tell me I received the fellowship," Lerman said. "I'm surrounded by many accomplished people and I was pleased and surprised to be chosen."
Lerman plans to use her fellowship money on research in applied behavioral analysis, specializing in autism and developmental disability.
"This is a wonderful program the university has to recognize its professors," Lerman said.
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