Featured Alumni

Dan Abbott Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education, 2010

Decision Scientist, Microsoft

I worked at a .com for five years. At Nebraska, I focused on learning how people think, what motivates them and how to conduct research. I now work protecting hundreds of millions of users from spam, viruses and malware. I build research tools, design and run experiments and analyze results where datasets contain trillions of observations.

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Dan Abbott

Vicki Plano Clark Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Education), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2005

Assistant Professor of Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Methodologies, School of Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

My specialty area is research methodology, which means I study how researchers conduct their research studies, and my scholarship focuses on understanding how researchers can meaningfully integrate quantitative and qualitative approaches in mixed methods research designs. As a faculty member in the University of Cincinnati’s Educational Studies doctoral program, I work to mentor and train graduate students (including future methodologists) as emerging scholars interested in a wide range of research approaches.

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Vicki Plano Clark

Allison Grennan Ph.D., School Psychology, 2012

Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
Allison Grennan, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Grennan’s current faculty position involves clinical service with children, adolescents, and families, as well as clinical research and teaching. Dr. Grennan conducts her clinic in the Omaha Metro area at a pediatric practice located in Bellevue, NE.

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Allison Grennan

Emily Griese Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education, 2013

Assistant Scientist, Sanford Research
Dr. Emily Griese is an Assistant Scientist at the Center for Community and Population Health Sciences at Sanford Research. Dr. Griese's research focuses on child and adolescent development as well as advanced longitudinal data analysis. The goal of her work is to encourage positive youth development and subsequently minimize health disparities for at-risk youth, working primarily with American Indian and rural children and adolescents.

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Emily Griese

Cixin Wang Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education, 2011

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

My research interests center on the etiologies and treatment of mood disorders and aggression/violence among children and adolescents. I am interested in the contextual factors (e.g., the interaction among individual, family, school, and cultural factors) that affect students' psychological well-being.


Dr. Wang was awarded a Junior Faculty Professional Development Scholarship from Pearson Clinical Assessments & the Trainers of School Psychologists.

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Cixin Wang