Member, Education Advisory Committee
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Akron Children’s Hospital
Doctoral Program: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL
Internship: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; Pediatric Neuropsychology Track,
Postdoctoral Fellowship: New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Pulsipher is a neuropsychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital who also holds academic positions as assistant professor at two neighboring universities. He is board certified through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and also hold the pediatric subspecialty designation.
He is Associate Training Director of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship, supervises doctoral-level practicum students in neuropsychological assessment and research, mentors trainees who plan to pursue board certification, and mentors candidates currently in the process of undergoing board certification. He conducts clinical neuropsychological evaluations with a wide age range from infants through adults with a variety of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders. Clinical responsibilities involve participation on several multidisciplinary teams at the hospital including clinics for children with traumatic brain injury, lead toxicity, brain tumors, and the epilepsy surgery program. His clinical research focuses on the implications of effort assessment in pediatric populations, prolonged recovery in mild traumatic brain injury, cognition in generalized epilepsy syndromes, and neuropsychological pattern analysis within and between clinical populations.
Dr. Pulsipher has served as an Education Advisory Committee member for over three years, prior to which he served as programming officer for three years in the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST). His interests continue to be in educational programming for trainees, as well as working towards updating competencies in clinical neuropsychology to meet the field’s growing and changing needs. He also advocates for adhering to Houston Conference Guidelines and the Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology as means to pursue board certification.