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William J. Ernst, Psy.D.

William J. Ernst, Psy.D.

William Ernst
Associate Professor of Psychology
Executive Director, Center for Concussion Education
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ450
215.753.3632
Educational Background: 

PsyD, James Madison University; M.A., The College of New Jersey; B.A., The College of New Jersey 

Courses Taught: 

Neuropsychological Assessment 
Psychological Assessment II 
Biological Bases of Behavior 
Historical Foundations of Psychology 
Dissertation Mentoring 

Scholarly Interests: 

Misconceptions of traumatic brain injury
Interprofessional collaboration
Neuropsychological assessment

Selected Publications: 

Ernst, W.J. & Pelletier, S.F (In Press). Bridging the gap between clinical neuropsychology and schools. In MacAllister, W. & Vasserman, M. (Eds.). The Neuropsychology of Learning Disorders: A Handbook for the Multi-disciplinary Team. Springer.

Ernst, W.J., Gallo, A.B., Sellers, A.L, Mulrine, J., MacNamara, L., Abrahamson, A. & Kneavel, M. (2016). Knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injury among Educators, Exceptionality 24:2, 123-136, DOI: 10.1080/09362835.2015.1107832

Ernst, W. J., Trice, A. D. Gilbert, J. & Potts, H. (2009). Misconceptions about traumatic brain injury and recovery among nursing students. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  24(3),213-220.

Ernst, W. J., Pelletier S., & Simpson, G. (2008). Consultation with school personnel: What clinical neuropsychologists need to know. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22(6), 953-976.

Ernst, W.J., Gallo, A.B., Sellers, A.L., Mulrine, J., MacNamara, L., Abrahamson, A., and Kneavel M. (2016) "Knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Educators". Exceptionality, 24:2, 123-136, DOI: 10.1080/09362835.2015.1107832.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

November, 2014 - Ernst W. J., Kneavel, M, Moylan, R, Gallo, A. & Brosof, A. Reliable digit span performance in children referred primarily due to academic problems. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

August 2014 - Ernst, W. J. and Kneavel, M. Test of Memory Malingering performance in children and young adults referred due to academic problems. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

August 2014 - Sellers, A., Gallo, A. Mulrine, J., MacNamara, L., Abrahamson, A., and Ernst, W. General education teachers' knowledge about traumatic brain injury and recovery. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Other Academic Information: 

Consultant to the College Board 
Licensed Psychologist (PA, NJ, VA) 
Member of the American Psychological Association 
Member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Extramural Funding:
$25,000.00 Prize for winning Phase I and $75,000.00 for being invited to enter Phase II of the joint NCAA and DOD Mind Matters Concussion Education Challenge. Proposal citation: Ernst, W.J., Kneavel, M., Fidler, E., Lockhart, N., Tubman, L., Ortale, L., Paddock, B. & Brandsma, L. The Chestnut Hill College Peer Concussion Education Program. Proposal submitted to the NCAA/DOD Mind Matters Concussion Education Challenge, February 2015.