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Lisa Weyandt

Lisa Weyandt


School Psychology

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Office: Chafee 414
Phone: 401-874-2087

Educational Background

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Rhode Island 1990


Research Interests

Dr. Weyandt’s research interests include the study of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and young adults, misuse of prescription stimulant medication, clinical neuroscience, and the study of executive functions in clinical and nonclinical populations.

Dr. Weyandt was instrumental in bringing Patrick Kennedy (pictured right) to campus to help launch the new Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at URI.

Professional Interests

Dr. Weyandt’s teaching interests include physiological psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, and psychology of exceptionalities.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Professor of Research, CWU, 2004-2005

The 2009 MHS Keith Conners JAD Award for Scholarly Excellence in ADHD Research

Department of Psychology Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Research Award, 2011

Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences for Advanced Career Faculty, 2012



Dr. Weyandt recently presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting in Oslo, Norway, 2012


PI, National Institutes of Health: Five-year, $3 million grant for Trajectories Related to ADHD in College (TRAC Project). Read press release here

Dr. Weyandt's ADHD Lab Group (2012)

Dr. Weyandt's ADHD Lab Group (2014)

Selected Research/Scholarly Achievement:

Publications: (Note: student co-authors appear in bold type)

Peer-refereed journal articles:

Verdi, G., Weyandt, L. L., & Zavras, B. M. (2014). Non-medical prescription stimulant use in graduate students: Relationship with academic self-efficacy and psychological variables. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Weyandt, L. L., Marraccini, M. E., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Zavras, B. M., Turcotte, K. D., Munro, B. A., & Amoroso, A. J. (2013). Misuse of prescription stimulants among college students: A review of the literature and implications for morphological and cognitive effects on brain functioning. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21(5), 385-407.

Weyandt, L.L., DuPaul, G.J., Verdi, G., Rossi, J.S., Swentosky, A.J., Vilardo, B.S., O’Dell, S.M., & Carson, K.M. (2013).  The performance of college students with ADHD: Neuropsychological,  academic, and psychosocial functioning.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 421-435.

Dussault, C., and Weyandt, L.L. (2013) An Examination of Prescription Stimulant Misuse and Psychological Variables among Sorority and Fraternity College Populations. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Weyandt, L. L., Swentosky, A. J., & Gudmundsdottir, B. G. (2013). Neuroimaging and ADHD: fMRI, PET, DTI findings, and methodological limitations. Developmental Neuropsychology,38(4), 211-225.

Willis, W. G., Weyandt, L. L., Lubiner, A. G., & Schubart, C. D. (2013). Neurofeedback as a treatment for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review of evidence for practice. Journal of Applied School Psychology.

DuPaul, G.J., Weyandt, L.L., Rossi, J.S., Vilardo, B.A., O’Dell, S.M., Carson, K.M., Verdi, G., & Swentosky, A. (2012). Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16, 202-220.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2012). Introduction to the special series on college students with ADHD: Psychosocial issues, comorbidity, and treatment. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16, 199-201.

DuPaul, G.J., Weyandt, L.L. & Janisus, G. (2011). ADHD in the classroom: Effective intervention strategies. Theory into Practice, 50, 35-42.

Janusis, G.M., & Weyandt, L.L. (2010). An exploratory study of substance use and misuse among college students with and without ADHD and other disabilities. Journal of Attention Disorders. 14 205-215J 10/24/11

Schepman, Weyandt, Schlect, & Swentosky (2010). The relationship between ADHD symptomology and decision-making strategies. Journal of Attention Disorders. 10.1177/1087054710372496

Weyandt, L., Fulton, K., Schepman, S., Verdi, G., & Wilson, K. (2009). Assessment of teacher and school psychologist knowledge of ADHD. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 951-961.

Weyandt, L.L., Janusis, G., Wilson, K.G., Verdi, G., Paquin, G., Lopes, J., Varejao, M., & Dussault, C. (2009). Nonmedical prescription stimulant use among a sample of college students: Relationship with psychological variables. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 284-296.

Batzle, C., Weyandt, L.L., Janusis, G.M., & Devietti, T. (2009). Potential impact of ADHD with stimulant medication label on teacher expectations. Journal of Attention Disorders. Prepublished September 22, 2009.DOI:10.1177/1087054709347178.

DuPaul, G.J., & Weyandt, L.L., O'Dell, S.M., & Varejao, M., (2009). College with ADHD: Current status and future directions. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 234-250.

DuPaul, G.J., & Weyandt, L. L.(2009). Introduction to special series on college students with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 232-233.

Weyandt, L.L. (2009). Executive functions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Report, 17 (6), 1-7.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2008). ADHD in college students: Developmental findings. Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews, 14, 311-319.

Vance, T. & Weyandt, L. (2008). Professor perceptions of college students with ADHD. Journal of American College Health, 57, 9-23.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2006). ADHD in College Students: A review of the literature. Journal of Attention Disorders, 10, 9-19.

Book Chapters

Weyandt, L.L. & Swentosky, A. (2013). The Neuropsychology of ADHD. In C.A. Noggle & R.S. Dean (Eds.). The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology. Springer Publishing Company: New York


Weyandt, L.L., & DuPaul, G.J. (2013). ADHD in college students. New York: Springer.

Weyandt, L. (2006). The physiological bases of cognitive and behavioral disorders. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah: NJ.

Weyandt, L. (2007). An ADHD Primer (2nd Ed.) Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah: NJ.