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Kellina Pyle

Research Assistant Professor

Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology

Office: AHC1 238

Phone: 305-348-3005


Specialties: ADHD, School-Based Intervention, Child Behavior, Externalizing, School Consultation, Teacher Professional Development, Behavioral Parent Training

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Pyle is an assistant research professor with the Center for Children and Families at FIU. After pursuing her undergraduate degree in biological sciences, Dr. Pyle completed a year-long Fulbright Fellowship in the Netherlands, using fMRI to examine reward processing in children with ADHD. When she returned to the U.S., Dr. Pyle's research focus shifted, and she began pursuing a doctoral degree in School Psychology at the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York. This shift represented her renewed interest in applied research, particularly interventions provided for children with ADHD or Autism in the school context. Since finishing her PhD, Dr. Pyle has continued her work on school- and clinic-based interventions, and currently helps oversee two federally-funded research projects in the schools. She is passionate about advocating for the rights and well-being of children with disabilities, and identifying the best treatments to help them succeed at school and home.

Research Areas

Dr. Pyle's research focuses on identifying effective interventions for children with disabilities, providing training and support to those who implement these interventions, and measuring intervention impact. Her work is particularly targeted towards early and middle-childhood (4-12) for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Autism. Although the majority of her work focuses on the school context, she is also regularly engaged in projects examining the home, including modifications to behavioral parent training, the unique role of male caregivers, and the provision of clinical services in pediatric settings.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (School Psychology), 2019, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • PhD (School/Counseling Psychology), 2018, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • PhD Internship (School Psychology), 2017, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • BS, 2011, Biological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH