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Ackerlund-Brandt earns doctoral degree

Julie Ackerlund Brandt graduated with her Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas on May 18.

She has been working with children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, and conducting research on behavior principles, behavior management and skill acquisition. She will be continuing her work at Pennsylvania State University — Harrisburg where she has accepted a position as an assistant professor of psychology.

Julie is the daughter of James and Ruth Ackerlund of Colfax and is married to Brian Brandt.

She is a 2001 graduate of Colfax High School.