Ph.D., Hofstra University
Martin Volker is the co-director of the MSU Center for Research in Autism, Intellectual, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (C-RAIND), the director of the C-RAIND Research Assessment Support Unit (C-RAIND RASU), a faculty member in both the school psychology and rehabilitation counselor education programs within the College of Education at MSU, and a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. Volker received his Ph.D. in combined clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University in 2001 and did his post-doctoral work in early childhood at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. His research interests include the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions. Volker’s assessment and measurement studies examine differences in core and associated features between ASD and other conditions, as well as the validity of various assessment tools used in the evaluation of those with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has been involved in the development and evaluation of various social skills-related interventions for those with ASD, and handles participant characterization, measurement, design, and analysis issues for outcome studies involving intensive social interventions, behavioral interventions, and school-to-work transition programs for those with ASD and related conditions. Volker’s advocacy work emphasizes the inclusion and representation of those with disabilities in advanced training/professional programs.