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Mary Margaret Ruckle

2016

Mary Margaret “Maggie” Ruckle is a junior from Morgantown, West Virginia. She is in the process of pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a minor in forensic and investigative sciences.

Mary Margaret “Maggie” Ruckle is a junior from Morgantown, West Virginia. She is in the process of pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a minor in forensic and investigative sciences. After graduating from West Virginia University, Maggie plans to pursue a Ph.D. in behavior analysis. Her research for the McNair program is supervised by Dr. Cheryl McNeil. The project will be a single-subject research design examining the effects of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) on a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Maggie is also a senior therapist at the intensive Autism Services Delivery Clinic (iASD) and an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. McNeil’s PCIT lab. She hopes to continue her research after graduate school looking at cultural differences in individuals with ASD. She is also interested in other areas of research including criminal behavior, aging, music therapy, and LGBTQ+ studies. Her interests outside of academics include singing, spending time with family, and babysitting.