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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Grant Willis

(401) 874-4245

W. Grant Willis, PhD, is a Professor in URI's Psychology Department and has served as Department Chair as well as Director of the Graduate Programs in School Psychology. He also has worked as a school psychologist and as a consultant in a hospital-based child development center. He earned his doctoral degree in Educational Psychology (School Psychology emphasis) from the University of Georgia in 1984, with specializations in research methodology and child neuropsychology. Professor Willis has served as major professor for over 40 graduate students in the Psychology Department over the past 24 years. His research is in the areas of developmental cognitive neuropsychology, clinical decision making, and related professional practice issues in school psychology. He is an author of two texts and nine chapters in edited books in the area of child neuropsychology, and has published his research in referred scientific journals such as Brain and Cognition, Cortex, Developmental Neuropsychology, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychologia.

Recent publications include:

Willis, W. G., Weyandt, L. L., Lubiner, A. G., & Schubart, C. D. (2011). Neurofeedback as a treatment for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review of evidence for practice. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 27, 201-227.

Bujoreanu, I. S., & Willis, W. G. (2008). Developmental and neuropsychological perspectives on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in Children. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33, 584-600.

Willis, W. G. (2005). Foundations of developmental neuroanatomy. In R. C. D'Amato, E. Fletcher-Janzen, & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of school neuropsychology (pp. 41-60). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Willis, W. G., & Weiler, M. D. (2005). Neural substrates of childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Electroencephalographic and magnetic resonance imaging evidence. Developmental Neuropsychology, 27, 135-182.


The Program

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines and gives students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization.

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Request for Proposals Rhode Island Neuroscience Collaborative Pilot Study Awards - Deadline for Applications: April15, 2014