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Dr. Gretchen Peacock

Gretchen Gimpel Peacock


Research Interests

Parenting, behavior disorders in children.

Brief Biography

Gretchen Gimpel Peacock is a Professor of Psychology and is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. 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 and currently serves on the program faculty of the School Psychology PhD and EdS programs. She served as program director of the School Psychology program from 1997-2009 and as Psychology Department Head from 2008-2018. 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. Dr. Peacock supervises students completing applied experiences with the Up to 3 (Early Intervention) program and has previously supervised numerous graduate students who completed clinical practicum hours in the Psychology Department's 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).