Department of Psychology

MacKenzie Sidwell, Ph.D. 

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Assistant Professor
MD-Sidwell@wiu.edu
Work: 309-298-1593

 

 


Additional Information

Education:

Dr. MacKenzie Sidwell earned her PhD in 2017 from Mississippi State University. Also at Mississippi State University, Dr. Sidwell completed a MS in Psychometry in 2014. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Sidwell received her BA in Psychology from Auburn University. Most recently, Dr. Sidwell served as a school psychologist for the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas where she also completed an APA accredited internship and post-doctoral training. Currently, Dr. Sidwell teaches courses in the School Psychology program at WIU. 

Teaching:

Dr. Sidwell teaches Introduction to School Psychology and Psychological Problems of the Child. As well, she is a university based supervisor of assessment for graduate students on practicum in local school districts. 

Research:

Dr. Sidwell’s current research interests include comparing the use of functional analytic procedures in assessment and intervention planning for disruptive behaviors in children with disabilities, school-based consultation for classroom behavior management, and sex-education and sexual abuse prevention for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities through parent training and behavioral skills training methods.