William E. MacLean, PhD, Named New Director for Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND: WY UCEDD)

June 8, 2009

William E. MacLean, Jr., PhD has been named the new executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities replacing WIND's founding Director, Dr. Keith Miller who has retired. Dr. MacLean is presently Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology Training at the University of Wyoming. 

Dr. MacLean received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Peabody College for Teachers (Nashville, TN) in 1980 and completed a clinical psychology internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981.  He was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Human development from 1981-1996.  While at Peabody, he was a Scientist at the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, co-directed the Mental Retardation Research Training Program, and directed the clinical psychology doctoral training program.  He is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Pediatric Psychology. 

Dr. MacLean recently completed a six-year term as editor of the American Journal on Mental Retardation.  He served previously as President of the Division on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Human Development and Aging Study Section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Dr. MacLean's research interests include the development of stereotyped and self-injurious behavior, ritualistic and compulsive behavior of young children with autism spectrum disorders and psychopathology of children and adults with intellectual disability.