Andrea McPherson

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Office: 103 Ledford
Phone: (919) 760-8421


Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical interests include developmental, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment and diagnosis.
  • Research interests include the investigation of the relationship between life and financial stress, mental health, and coping in college students.

Work Experience

Dr. McPherson was trained as a school psychologist at North Carolina State University. As a graduate student, she taught several undergraduate courses and fell in love with teaching. She also completed extensive clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center’s ADHD and Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinics and was an active member on the Preschool Evaluation Team for Johnston County Public Schools. Together, she has conducted over 200 assessments on a diverse population including preschoolers; students with pediatric illnesses and low incidence disabilities; students with intellectual disabilities; and students with emotional/behavioral problems. Today, she is fortunate to fill her professional hours with her two loves: teaching and clinical work.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Psychology, 2012; North Carolina State University

M.S. in Psychology, 2006; North Carolina State University

B.A. in Psychology, 2001; University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider Psychologist (HSP-P) in North Carolina


Professional Credentials

Licensed Psychologist, Greenlee Psychological & Support Services
Clinical Associate, Duke University Medical Center Pediatric Neuro-Psychology Clinic
Predoctoral Intern, Duke University Child and Family Studies Clinic; Johnston County Public Schools


Research

  • Research mentor, NSF-funded Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity  (IMSD) Intensive Research Training Program, NC State University

Publications

  • McPherson, A. V. (in progress). A pilot study investigating financial debt and stress in undergraduate students. Unpublished manuscript.
  • McPherson, A. V., Lewis, K. M., Lynn, A. E., Haskett, M. E., & Behrend, T. S. (2009). Predictors of parenting stress for abusive and nonabusive mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 61-69.
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