NCPMI Fellows


About the Fellows Program

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations identifies a cohort of Fellows to work with and learn from NCPMI faculty. Fellows have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities including developing training materials, providing training, summarizing research, collaborating on research activities, and developing policy materials. Each fellow is assigned to a center faculty who serves as their mentor. The fellow and mentor create a professional development plan based on the fellow’s goals. Fellows work with their PMI mentor from a distance and are not expected to relocate. This fellowship is not designed to take the place of their current work or mentoring from their doctoral program advisor. 

Doctoral students as well as recent doctoral graduates (completed their doctoral program since 2013) are eligible.

For questions about PMI fellows or to express interest in joining the next cohort, please contact Mary Louise Hemmeter.

Center Faculty

Erin Barton, PhD, BCBA-D

Lise Fox, PhD

Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD


Elizabeth Steed, PhD

Phillip Strain, PhD

Jolenea Ferro, PhD, BCBA-D

Frequently Asked Questions

Fellows will be mentored for 2 years.

Yes, you might be matched to another mentor but your interests will be considered in the process of matching mentors and fellows. Once accepted, we will send you an email with the mentor match and ask you to respond with an acceptance. You may choose whether or not to participate at that point.

Fellows will work with their PMI mentor from a distance and will not be expected to relocate.

No, this is not designed to take place of your current work or the mentorship from your doctoral program advisor. This activity will allow you additional assistance/opportunities for experiences related to the Pyramid Model.

a. No, there is no financial award involved in this.

We will have monthly web meetings of the entire group (1 hour). Your mentor will have conference calls with you to identify what you might be interested in, your available time, and develop a professional development plan with you. This work should enhance your scholarly goals and provide you with opportunities that will be helpful in your academic/research career aspirations.