MaryLouise E. Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA    

Department of Psychology
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 256-4500 x3521




Dr. Kerwin, who is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey where she directs the Specialization in Behavioral Services for Children and their Families. Dr Kerwin is also a Visiting Scientist at Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

 Dr. Kerwin is active in teaching, research, consultation, and clinical service. Her major research interests are in pediatric feeding disorders, child maltreatment, substance abuse, and parenting. The common thread across these diverse interest areas is a behavioral approach to assessment and treatment. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, American Psychologist, Journal of School Psychology, Journal of Experimental and Behavioral Psychiatry, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and Journal of Pediatric Psychology. She has been on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and reviews regularly for numerous journals.

Dr. Kerwin received her doctoral training in Developmental and Counseling Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and completed her predoctoral internship in Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/The Kennedy Krieger Institute. From 1989-1996, Dr. Kerwin founded and co-directed the Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program at Children’s Seashore House/The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After coming to Rowan University, Dr. Kerwin became interested in the area of child maltreatment and began and directed the Rowan University Child and Family Assessment Program, which provided parenting assessment for biological parents of children who had been physically abused or neglected. Because of the high correlation between child abuse and substance abuse, Dr. Kerwin completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine/Treatment Research Institute. She is a Co-Investigator on several NIDA behavior therapy development grants and has begun a line of research applying behavioral parent training for the unique needs of parents who are drug dependent.