WMU Professor to Speak at School Event

A dozen books. Over 300 articles. And scores of landmine-detecting rats.

Just a few highlights from the decorated career of Al Poling, a professor of psychology at Western Michigan University and one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Autism Awareness Breakfast.

Al is a fellow of Divisions 3, 25 and 28 of the American Psychological Association. As an advisor of 36 Ph.D. recipients, he’s conducted research in areas including…

  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and
  • Learning Processes

And what about those rats?

APOPO is a Belgian NGO that trains giant African pouched rats to detect landmines and human tuberculosis. Al has done research through APOPO for the past decade.

At the breakfast, Al will be speaking about pharmacotherapy–the use of drugs to treat a medical condition–and autism. He has studied this topic in the past, focusing on the effects of psychotropic drugs in people with autism.

School officials are grateful to have a scholar of Al’s caliber speak to local families of children with autism. You can read Al’s full bio at this link.

Reserve your spot at the 2017 Autism Awareness Breakfast.

–Luke Reed

Development Director, Autism Model School