Research Interests: Parenting, Behavior Disorders in Children
Gretchen Gimpel Peacock is a Professor of Psychology and is currently serving as the Department Head in Psychology. Dr. Peacock earned her BA from the College of William and Mary and her MA and PhD from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Peacock has been in the Psychology Department at USU since 1995 where she has been on the program faculty of the Combined Psychology (Clinical/Counseling/School) APA-accredited PhD program and the nationally accredited MS/EdS School Psychology program. She served as program director of the School Psychology program from 1997-2009. Dr. Peacock has been on USU's Institutional Review Board since 2001 and served as Chair from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Peacock's research and teaching interests are in the area of child behavior problems including parent/child interactions. A part of her teaching load, Dr. Peacock has supervised numerous graduate students who completed clinical practicum hours in the Psychology Department's Community Clinic providing intervention services to children and families in the community. Dr. Peacock is also interested in professional issues in school psychology and co-authored a book widely used in graduate introduction to school psychology courses (School Psychology for the 21st Century: Foundations and Practices). She is also first editor on the Practical Handbook in School Psychology: Effective Practices for the 21st Century which expands on the professional roles of school psychologists.