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Dr. Maria Valdovinos

Associate Professor of Psychology
Office Location: 327 Olin Hall
515-271-2847
maria.valdovinos@drake.edu

Dr. Valdovinos earned a B.A. from Auburn University, a M.S. from the University of South Alabama and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

She teaches courses in child and adolescent development, psychology of developmental disabilities, behavior analysis of child development, applied behavior analysis, and applied and professional ethics.

Her current research interests include the effects of psychotropic medication on aggressive and self-injurious behavior in children and adults with developmental disabilities; and the interaction between therapeutic effects and side effects of psychotropic medication, in those with developmental disabilities. 

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February 22, 2018
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.