Michelle Kibby | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Michelle Kibby

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology; Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Michelle Kibby

office: Life Science II 222E
phone: (618) 453-2872
email: mkibby@siu.edu


Dr. Kibby received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis with specialized training in clinical neuropsychology and clinical child psychology. She interned at Brown University, specializing in both areas. She completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Medical College of Georgia and a research post-doctoral fellowship in child neuropsychology at the University of Georgia under George W. Hynd. Dr. Kibby has two lines of research. One entails investigation of children with dyslexia and/or ADHD from a neuropsychological perspective. The other entails examination of differences in brain morphology and function between typically developing children and those with dyslexia or ADHD using structural MRI and ERP. Dr. Kibby's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD).  Dr. Kibby has published research articles in journals such as Brain and Language, Cortex, Child Neuropsychology, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of Child Neurology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Clinical Psychology Review, Brain Injury, Developmental Neuropsychology, and Frontiers in Psychology.

Ph.D., The University of Memphis

child neuropsychology; developmental cognitive neuroscience; dyslexia; ADHD

PSYC 432: Psychopathology of Childhood
PSYC 516: Human Clinical Neuroanatomy
PSYC 540: Psychological Assessment
PSYC 545: Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment
PSYC 594E: Practicum in Psychology (Clinical)

Graduate Advisees
Jennifer Schlak
Alana Curewitz
Sarah Dyer
Audreyana Jagger
Samuel Larson
Marcia Stacy
Hannah Travis
Sarah Vadnais

Representative Publications:

*Lee, S., Kibby, M.Y., Cohen, M.J., Stanford, L. Park, Y. & Strickland, S. (2015). Differences in memory functioning between children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and/or focal epilepsy. Child Neuropsychology, available online: 10.1080/09297049.2015.1060955.

Kibby, M.Y., *Lee, S., Cohen, M.J., Stanford, L, Park, Y. & Strickland, S. (2014). There are laterality differences in memory functioning in children/adolescents with focal epilepsy. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39, 569-584.

Kibby, M.Y., *Lee, S.E., & *Dyer, S.M. (2014). Reading performance is predicted by more than phonological processing. In S.A. Capellini and G.D. Germano (Eds.), Phonological and visual processing, reading and writing skills in students with dyslexia and ADHD [Special issue]. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 960, 1-7.

Kibby, M.Y. (2012). Working Memory Functioning in Developmental Dyslexia and ADHD. In G. Kalivas and S.F. Petralia (Eds.), Short-Term Memory: New Research (pp. 1-36). Hauppauge, NY: Nova.

Mesman, G. R. & Kibby, M.Y. (2011). Examining multiple theories’ contribution to orthographic functioning. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 44, 50-62.

Kibby, M.Y., Kroese, J. M., Krebbs, H., Hill, C.E., & Hynd, G.W.  (2009).  The pars triangularis in dyslexia and ADHD: A comprehensive approach.  Brain and Language, 111, 46-54.

Kibby, M.Y. (2009). There are multiple contributors to the verbal short-term memory deficit in children with developmental reading disabilities. Child Neuropsychology, 15, 485-506.

Kibby, M.Y., Pavawalla, S.P., Fancher, J.B., Naillon, A.J., & Hynd, G.W. (2009). The relationship between cerebral hemisphere volume and receptive language functioning in dyslexia and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child Neurology, 24, 438-448.

Kibby, M.Y. & Cohen, M.J. (2008). Memory functioning in children with reading disabilities and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:  A clinical investigation of their working memory and long-term memory functioning. Child Neuropsychology, 14, 525-546.