Lynnda Dahlquist
Professor, Psychology
2011-2014 Presidential Teaching Professor

Lynnda Dahlquist joined UMBC’s psychology department in 1996. In addition to her exemplary teaching, she is a productive, well-funded and nationally recognized researcher in pediatric psychology.

She leads traditional and independent studies courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the extremely popular general education course, Abnormal Psychology, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in her specialty area, child clinical psychology. She goes beyond departmental expectations for large classes and requires students to complete writing assignments, on which she provides valuable feedback.

Her talents extend from the classroom to the laboratory. Her undergraduate students earn Undergraduate Research Awards and present their work at Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Her graduate students receive recognition of their work at professional conferences and are co-authors or first authors of many peer-reviewed articles. She works with graduate students as they complete their master’s theses and dissertations, and the number of students who have earned their degrees with her is among the highest in the department. Under her guidance, 19 students have earned Ph.D.s and 16 have earned M.A.s. Her graduate students have obtained competitive internships, postdoctoral fellowships and academic medicine faculty appointments at prestigious children’s hospitals throughout the country.

More than 50 of Dahlquist’s peer-reviewed articles have appeared in journals including the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, the Journal of Pain and Health Psychology.

Dahlquist earned her B.A. in German and B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College, her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University.


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