Prospective Staff & Students


Students interested in engaging in the child-focused research within the Center are accepted into the clinical psychology doctoral program each year. Students who are interested in applying to work with Dr. Evans, Dr. Owens and/or Dr. Wymbs are encouraged to explore the information on our Center’s website and on each faculty member’s home page.  Additional information may also be found at the psychology graduate program home page.  The application deadline is December 1st each year. We look forward to reviewing your application!


Each semester, there may be opportunities for undergraduate students to enroll in PSY 3940 credit and participate in research activities within the Center. Research assistants at CIRS typically engage in the following activities: participation in research meetings, data collection procedures with parents, youth and teachers, data entry, data management, data coding and structured observations of classrooms. Research assistants can also seize the opportunity to present research at conferences and contribute to the publication of journal articles.

Interested students should send an email to Ginger Gagne ( expressing their interest in a PSY 3940 position. Attached to this email, students should submit a cover letter indicating why they are interested in a research assistant position, and a resume or vita including contact information, current grade point average, past research, service, or volunteer experience, and courses completed. Because our projects often span the entire academic year, students are often asked to commit to completing two semesters of PSY 3940 coursework.  We look forward to hearing from you!