University of Nebraska Medical Center

Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D

Associate Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Therese Mathews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D
Dr. Mathews is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Mathews received her bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE; her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her doctoral degree in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Mathews clinical specialty is child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mathews joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 2008.
  • 1990, MSN, UM@KC
  • 2007, PhD, Kansas
Research Interests
  • Generalization and maintenance of social skills in children with autism
  • Peer mentoring and modeling
  • Mathews, T. L., King, M. L., Kupzyk, K., & Lake, C. (2014). Findings and implications of developmental screening for high risk children referred to a tertiary developmental disability center. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28, 507-515.
  • King, M. L., Takeguchi, K., Barry, S. E., Rehfeldt, R. A. & Mathews, T. L., (2014). Evaluation of the iPad in the acquisition of requesting skills for children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 8, 1107-1120.
  • Dogan, R. D., Warzak, W., Mathews, T.L., King, M. L., Fischetti, A., & Jostad, C. (2015). Parent-implemented behavioral skills training of social skills. Accepted with revisions Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Dr. Mathews provides clinical services to children and adolescent with developmental and behavioral disorders at the Munroe Meyer Institute.
  • She also is involved in advocacy in increasing access to care for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Dr. Mathews received the March of Dimes Academic Excellence award in 2015.