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Erin Winterrowd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Polk 46
Phone: (920) 424-7175


  • B.A. (Psychology), Willamette University (Salem, OR) – 2002
  • M.S. (Counseling Psychology), Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) – 2007
  • Graduate Certificate (Women's Studies), Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) – 2010
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) – 2010
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, University of Utah Counseling Center (Salt Lake City, UT) – 2009-2010
  • Licensed Counseling Psychologist: State of Wisconsin (#3142-57) - 2013

My research interests center around gender and cultural influences on human behavior. Specifically, I investigate issues of suicidality and vocational choices faced by understudied groups including ethnic minorities, women, and older adults. The goal of my suicidality studies is to examine interpersonal and cultural risk and protective factors across the lifespan. In addition to suicidal behavior, I am exploring cultural factors in the underrepresentation of women and some ethnic minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Information gathered from these studies may help to explain why despite the ability, drive and interest in math-related careers, many women do not pursue education and careers in these fields. In collaboration with counseling centers across the University of Wisconsin System, I also recently began investigation of the impact of mental health services on student well-being and academic success.

Currently Teaching: Honors Seminar (HNRS 175), General Psychology (PSY101), General Psychology: Ethnic Studies (PSY102), Psychology of Gender (PSY260), Abnormal Psychology (PSY303), and Practices in Clinical Psychology (PSY481).

Recent Publications

  • Chrobak, Q. & Winterrowd, E. (Jan, 2013). Landing your first teaching job: Tips from two recent hires. Invited online article.Association of Psychological Science Observer, 26 (1). Retrieved from
  • Omerod, A. J., Joseph, D. L. Weitzman, L. M. & Winterrowd, E. (2013). Career issues and challenges viewed through a feminist multicultural lens: Work-life interface and sexual harassment. In C. Z. Enns & E. N. Williams (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Winterrowd, E., & Canetto, S. S. (2013). The long-lasting impact of adolescents' problematic friends on suicidality: A 3-year follow up perspective. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0529-2
  • McFadden, K. L., Hepburn, S., Winterrowd, E., Schmidt, G. L., & Rojas, D. C. (2012). Abnormalities in gamma-band responses to language stimuli in first-degree relatives of children with autism spectrum disorder: An MEG study. BMC Psychiatry, 12, 213-231. doi 10.1186/1471-244X-12-213
  • Winterrowd, E., Canetto, S. S., & Chavez, E. (2011). Friendship factors and suicidality: Common and unique patterns in Mexican- and European-American youth. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.111_i.1943-278X.2010.00001
  • Winterrowd, E., Canetto, S. S., & Chavez, E. (2010). Friendships and suicidality among Mexican-American adolescent girls and boys. Death Studies, 34, 641-660.
  • Schmidt, G., Kimel, L., Winterrowd, E., Pennington, B., Hepburn, S., & Rojas, D. (2008). Impairments in phonological processing and non-verbal intellectual function in parents of children with autism. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30, 557-567.
  • Winterrowd, E., Hepburn, S. L., Kimel, L. K., Reite, M. L., & Rojas, D.C. (2008). Relationship of psychiatric disorders to measures of child function in parents of children with autism. Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 11, 42-54.
  • Peterson, E., Schmidt, G. L., Tregallas, J. R., Winterrowd, E., Kopelioff, L., Hepburn, S., Reite, M., & Rojas, D. C. (2006). A voxel-based morphometry study of gray matter in parents of children with autism. Neuroreport, 17, 1289-1292.
  • Rojas, D. C., Peterson, E., Winterrowd, E., Reite, M. L., Rogers, S. J., & Tregallas, J. (2006). Regional gray matter volumetric changes in autism associated with social and repetitive behavior symptoms. BMC Psychiatry, 6, 56-68.

Recent Presentations

* Student author

  • Winterrowd, E. (May 2014). Recruitment of Post-Doctoral Women in Science to UW System Comprehensive Universities. Invited presentation. University of Wisconsin System Women & Science Program Spring Conference, Wisconsin Dells WI.
  • Winterrowd, E., * Priniski, S. J., * Petrouske, A., & Achter, J. (Aug 2014). Utilization and Impact of Mental Health Services across one University System. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • * Wirth, K. & Winterrowd, E. (May 2014). Reducing homophobia through simple interventions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.
  • Winterrowd, E. & Mihalick, J. E. (March 2014). Mentoring women in science: Lessons learned from two programs targeting recruitment, retention, and advancement of female STEM faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology.
  • Mihalick, J. E. & Winterrowd, E. (March 2014). Building networks for women in science. Poster presented at the annual National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Workshop, Alexandria, VA.
  • * Brace, T., Winterrowd, E., *Lyons, A., & Mihalick, J. (Oct 2013). Where are the Women? Examining Two Programs for the Advancement of Post-Doctoral and Senior Faculty Women in STEM. Panel Discussion at the annual Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Canetto, S. S. & Winterrowd, E. (Sept 2013). Social factors in older adult suicide: It’s perceived acceptance in response to illness. Paper presented at the XXVII World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Oslo, Norway.
  • Winterrowd, E., * Priniski, S. J., Achter, J., & Abhold, J. (Aug 2013). Counseling center impact on student outcomes in the UW System. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • * Priniski, S. J., Winterrowd, E., & Abhold, J. (May 2013). A snapshot of academic functioning among university counseling center clients. Paper presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Eichler-Levine, J., deMontgny, S., & Winterrowd, E. (April 2013). Women’s and Gender Studies Pedagogy. Invited Panel, Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.
  • McDermott, C. & Winterrowd, E. (April 2013). Community building through group work. Invited workshop. STEM Best Practices Certificate Series. UWO, Oshkosh, WI.
  • Considine, J., Mihalick, J., Mogi-Hein, Y., Van Auken, P., Foss, V., & Winterrowd, E. (April 2013). Learning communities wrestle with creating inclusive college classrooms. University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional Instructional Development Spring Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Winterrowd, E., *Lyons, A., & Mihalick, J. (Jan 2013). Evaluating two programs for advancing post-doctoral and faculty women in STEM. Poster presented at the annual National Multicultural Summit, Houston, TX.
  • Winterrowd, E. (Aug 2012). You want me to do WHAT with HOW MANY students?: Large Lectures and Small Group Work. Invited presentation. UWO STEM Gateway Success Workshop. Oshkosh, WI.
  • Winterrowd, E., Canetto, S. S., *Murphy, T., *DeKeyser, S., & *Boerst, A. (April 2012). U.S. perceptions of precipitants and protectors of older adult suicide. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology. Baltimore, MD.
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