Department of Psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Lisa Weyandt

  • Professor
  • School Psychology, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
  • Phone: 401.874.2087
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  • Office Location: Chafee 414


Dr. Weyandt’s teaching interests include physiological psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, graduate practicum supervision, and assisting undergraduate students in becoming effective teaching assistants. 


Dr. Weyandt’s research interests include the study of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and young adults, misuse of prescription stimulant medication, clinical neuroscience, and the study of executive functions in clinical and nonclinical populations.

Dr. Weyandt was instrumental in bringing Congressman Patrick Kennedy (pictured right) to campus to help launch the new Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at URI.

Visit the TRAC (Trajectories Related to ADHD in College) Lab
University of Rhode Island Momentum: Research and Innovation, Featuring Lisa Weyandt

George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, Review of Diet and Alzheimer’s disease co-authored by Lisa Weyandt


Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Rhode Island 1990


(Note: student co-authors appear in bold type)

Peer-refereed Journal Articles:

Weyandt, L. L., Oster, D. O., Marraccini, M. E., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Munro, B. A., Zavras, B. M., & Kuhar, B. (2014). Pharmacological interventions for adolescents and adults with ADHD: stimulant and nonstimulant medications and misuse of prescription stimulants. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 2014(7), 223-249.

Verdi, G., Weyandt, L. L., & Zavras, B. M. (2014). Non-medical prescription stimulant use in graduate students: Relationship with academic self-efficacy and psychological variables. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054714529816

Weyandt, L. L., Marraccini, M. E., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Zavras, B. M., Turcotte, K. D., Munro, B. A., & Amoroso, A. J. (2013). Misuse of prescription stimulants among college students: A review of the literature and implications for morphological and cognitive effects on brain functioning. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21(5), 385-407.

Weyandt, L.L., DuPaul, G.J., Verdi, G., Rossi, J.S., Swentosky, A.J., Vilardo, B.S., O’Dell, S.M., & Carson, K.M. (2013).  The performance of college students with ADHD: Neuropsychological, academic, and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35(4), 421-435.

Dussault, C., and Weyandt, L.L. (2013) An Examination of Prescription Stimulant Misuse and Psychological Variables among Sorority and Fraternity College Populations. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(2), 87-97.

Weyandt, L. L., Swentosky, A. J., & Gudmundsdottir, B. G. (2013). Neuroimaging and ADHD: fMRI, PET, DTI findings, and methodological limitations. Developmental Neuropsychology,38(4), 211-225.

DuPaul, G.J., Weyandt, L.L., Rossi, J.S., Vilardo, B.A., O’Dell, S.M., Carson, K.M., Verdi, G., & Swentosky, A. (2012). Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(3), 202-220.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2012). Introduction to the special series on college students with ADHD: Psychosocial issues, comorbidity, and treatment. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(3), 199-201.

DuPaul, G.J., Weyandt, L.L. & Janisus, G. (2011). ADHD in the classroom: Effective intervention strategies. Theory into Practice, 50(1), 35-42.

Willis, W. G., Weyandt, L. L., Lubiner, A. G., & Schubart, C. D. (2011). Neurofeedback as a treatment for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review of evidence for practice. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 27(3), 201-227.

Batzle, C., Weyandt, L.L., Janusis, G.M., & Devietti, T. (2010). Potential impact of ADHD with stimulant medication label on teacher expectations. Journal of Attention Disorders. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14(2), 157-166.

Janusis, G.M., & Weyandt, L.L. (2010). An exploratory study of substance use and misuse among college students with and without ADHD and other disabilities. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14(3), 205-215.

Schepman, Weyandt, Schlect, & Swentosky (2010). The relationship between ADHD symptomology and decision-making strategies. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(1), 3-12.

Weyandt, L., Fulton, K., Schepman, S., Verdi, G., & Wilson, K. (2009). Assessment of teacher and school psychologist knowledge of ADHD. Psychology in the Schools, 46(10), 951-961.

Weyandt, L.L., Janusis, G., Wilson, K.G., Verdi, G., Paquin, G., Lopes, J., Varejao, M., & Dussault, C. (2009). Nonmedical prescription stimulant use among a sample of college students: Relationship with psychological variables. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(3), 284-296.

DuPaul, G.J., & Weyandt, L.L., O’Dell, S.M., & Varejao, M., (2009). College with ADHD: Current status and future directions. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(3), 234-250.

DuPaul, G.J., & Weyandt, L. L.(2009). Introduction to special series on college students with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(3), 232-233.

Weyandt, L.L. (2009). Executive functions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Report, 17 (6), 1-7.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2008). ADHD in college students: Developmental findings. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 14(4), 311-319.

Vance, T. & Weyandt, L. (2008). Professor perceptions of college students with ADHD. Journal of American College Health, 57(3), 9-23.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2006). ADHD in College Students: A review of the literature. Journal of Attention Disorders, 10(1), 9-19.

Book Chapters

Weyandt, L.L. & Swentosky, A. (2013). The Neuropsychology of ADHD. In C.A. Noggle & R.S. Dean (Eds.). The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology. Springer Publishing Company: New York


Weyandt, L.L., & DuPaul, G.J. (2013). ADHD in college students. New York: Springer.

Weyandt, L. (2006). The physiological bases of cognitive and behavioral disorders. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah: NJ.

Weyandt, L. (2007). An ADHD Primer (2nd Ed.) Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah: NJ.



PI, National Institutes of Health: Five-year, $3 million grant for Trajectories Related to ADHD in College (TRAC Project).  Press Release 

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Professor of Research, CWU, 2004-2005

The 2009 MHS Keith Conners JAD Award for Scholarly Excellence in ADHD Research

Department of Psychology Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Research Award, 2011

Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences for Advanced Career Faculty, 2012

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