Jennifer Waddell

Faculty Fellow, Master of Autism Studies Associate Teaching Professor, University of Notre Dame

jwaddell@nd.edu

Dr. Waddell earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, where her primary research interests were in quantitative methodology and the evaluation of nonverbal communication in social interactions, with special attention to ways in which gender shapes these dynamics. She has taught broadly in the field of psychology, but has specialized throughout her career in teaching statistics, an area in which she has offered courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Waddell has worked as an assessment specialist (at Villanova University) and as a statistical consultant for research projects run by healthcare systems, educational organizations, and the NCAA.

Education

PhD, University of Notre Dame
MA, University of Notre Dame
BA, Muhlenberg College

Area of Expertise

Quantitative methodology

Research Interests

Quantitative methodology
Nonverbal communication
Gender

Graduate Courses Taught

AUST 530: Quantitative Methods in Autism Research

Professional Experience

Associate Teaching Professor, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor, Villanova University
Assistant Professor, Augustana University

Awards and Honors

  • Bridgebuilder’s Award, Office of Learning and Student Services, Villanova University

Recent Presentations, Lectures or Addresses

Ashenfelter, K. T., Waddell, J. R., Vitanov, N., & Boker, S. M. (2006, July). Multifractal head movements during conversation. Annual Convention of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Vancouver, B.C..

Brick, T. R., Waddell, J. R., & Boker, S. M. (2006, June). Joint location and angle extraction for pose estimation from under-constrained motion capture data. North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science, Notre Dame, IN.

Ashenfelter, K. T., Boker, S. M., & Waddell, J. R. (2005, June). Multifractal scaling in coordinated head movements during dyadic conversation. Annual Conference of the North American Association for Computational, Social, and Organizational Science, Notre Dame, IN.

Xu, M., Rotondo (Waddell), J. L. & Boker, S. M. (2000, August). A peak picking method for the analysis of interpersonal coordination in conversation. Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Kingston, Ontario.

Rotondo (Waddell), J. L. & Boker, S. M. (2000, July). Behavioral synchronization in human conversational interaction. International Conference of Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language, Delmenhorst, Germany.

Rotondo (Waddell), J. L., & Boker, S. (1999, March). Analysis of coordinated head movement in mixed- and same-sex dyadic communication. New England Sequencing and Timing Annual Conference, Providence, RI.

Publications

Ashenfelter, K. T., Boker, S. M., Waddell, J. R., & Vitanov, N. (2009). Spatiotemporal Symmetry and Multifractal Structure of Head Movements during Dyadic Conversation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(4), 1072-1091.

Rotondo (Waddell), J. L. & Boker, S. M. (2003). Behavioral synchronization in human conversational interaction. Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language, M. Stamenov & V. Gallese (eds), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 151 – 162.

Boker, S. M. & Rotondo (Waddell), J. L. (2003). Symmetry building and symmetry breaking in synchronized movement. Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language, M. Stamenov & V. Gallese (eds), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 163 – 171.

Boker, S. M., Xu, M., Rotondo (Waddell), J. L., & King, K. (2002). Windowed cross-correlation and peak picking for the analysis of variability in the association between behavioral time series. Psychological Methods, 7(3), 338-355.

Ruvolo, A. P., & Rotondo (Waddell), J. L. (1998). Diamonds in the rough: Implicit personality theories and views of partner and self. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24(7), 750-758.