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Joan Ballard

Associate Professor of Psychology
Bailey 137

Joan Ballard has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1994.

For more information, visit Joan Ballard's web page.

Office Hours

Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm; Thurs 11:30pm-12:30pm

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Child Clinical

Research Interests

  • Neuropsychological assessment of brain function related to attention and memory

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • depression
  • child behavior disorders
  • neurological disorders

Research Links

Student Opportunities

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A.(1974) & M.S. (1976) in Education, University of Alabama (Roll Tide)

  • M.A. (1989) & Ph.D. (1992) in Clinical Psychology, Emory University

  • Post-doctoral fellowship (1992-1994) in Neuropsychology and Child Clinical Psychology, Brown University


  • PSYC 220: Applied Behavior Analysis

    The purposes of this class are to review theory, research, and practical applications of environmental, learning, behavioral approaches; to develop skills in observing behavior, planning interventions, and evaluating behavior change; and to promote an empirical approach to the selection of treatment and training options. Class sessions will include lecture, group activities, and discussion.

  • PSYC 332: Human Neuropsychology

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, methods, and practical applications of human neuropsychology. Topics will include fundamentals of brain-behavior relationships, functional neuroanatomy, human cortical organization, neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, and complex functions. Emphases are on normal functions of the central nervous system, but abnormal functions are considered as well.

  • PSYC 452: AdvResPsy: First Impressions

    A selected-topic seminar that integrates, at an advanced level, a particular content area with its appropriate literature, research methods, and statistics. In the course of study of the selected issue, students review literature, design research, collect data, analyze and interpret results, and produce both oral and written reports.