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Dr. Rispoli earned her doctorate in School Psychology from the APA-accredited School Psychology doctoral program at Duquesne University in 2011. From 2011-2013, she was an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Children, Youth, Families and Schools at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she focused on the study of parent engagement practices for children at-risk for behavioral and developmental delays.

In 2014, she joined the School Psychology faculty at Michigan State University. There, she leads a team of doctoral and undergraduate students in research focused on emotion-related intervention and the engagement of parents and teachers in education for students with or at-risk for developmental disabilities. Dr. Rispoli is a fellow of theĀ MSU Center for Research on Autism, Intellectual and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Dr. Rispoli teaches courses in psychological assessment and intervention, and serves as the faculty mentor for the Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP) student organization. She is also a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist.