Becky Gathje

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: D231 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3186


Ph.D. - Syracuse University
M.S. - Syracuse University
B.A. - Coe College


PSYC 350 - Psychological Assessment
PSYC 351 - Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 360 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Research Interests

With a degree in school psychology, and a clinical psychologist by training, ​​​​​​​​​​​​I have been involved in various areas of research and intend to continue this pattern at UWSP. My most recent passion is in the area of preventative integrated care, especially as it applies to underserved populations. I have had the most research experience in the area of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and continue to be very interested in the role of impairment in diagnosis, as well as the test-taking abilities of those with this disorder. Last, I do have additional desire to pursue further research in the area of positive psychology and specifically in the appropriate training of psychology students in the practice of positive psychology.

I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with students and my colleagues on joint projects in these areas. I welcome ideas from the students as I get started in my research at UWSP and intend to have students involved from the generation of research questions to the presentation of results at professional conferences.

Recent Publications

Burt, J. D., Garbacz, S. D., Kupzyk, K. A., Frerichs, L., & Gathje, R. (2014). Examining the utility of behavioral health integration in well-child visits: Implications for rural settings. Families, Systems, & Health, 32(1), 20–30.

Lewandowski, L., Gathje, R. A., Lovett, B. J., & Gordon, M. (2013). Test-taking skills in college students with and without ADHD. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 31(1), 41-52.

Lewandowski, L., Rieger, B., Smyth, J., Ricci, L., & Gathje, R. A. (2009). Measuring Post-Concussion Symptoms in Adolescents: Feasibility of Ecological Momentary Assessment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24, 791-796.

Gathje, R. A., Lewandowski, L. J., & Gordon, M. (2008). The role of impairment in the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 11 (5), 529-537.