Matthew T. Feldner, Ph.D.
Director of the Intervention Sciences Laboratory
University of Arkansas
Phone (office) 479-575-5817
Phone (Lab) 479-575-5811
mfeldne@uark.edu (email)


Background and Interests

Matthew T. Feldner, Ph.D., received his master’s degree from West Virginia University in 2001 and his doctoral degree from the University of Vermont in 2005. He completed his clinical internship at the Dartmouth Medical School in a specialized track focused on posttraumatic stress disorder via work at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He currently is Professor in the Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas. The overall aim of Dr. Feldner’s research program is to increase understanding of the development, prevention, and treatment of panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the common overlap between drug use behavior and these conditions. To this end, he continues to systematically examine in the laboratory context specific factors that are implicated in the development and/or maintenance of these conditions and integrate these findings into the development of novel prevention and treatment protocols (see Publications). Dr. Feldner has received extramural funding from the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, National Institutes of Health, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Defense, to support portions of this research program, and an active emphasis on obtaining such funding is continuously maintained. A focus on training also is explicitly fostered throughout activities in Dr. Feldner’s laboratory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels (see Lab Philosophy). In terms of teaching, he currently teaches the graduate level Introduction to Clinical Science and Introduction to Clinical Practice courses. He also provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the Clinical Psychology program.


Professional Positions

2015 – Current – Director, Psychological Clinic, Department of Psychological Science
University of Arkansas (U of A), Fayetteville, AR (APA-accredited program)
2015 – Current — Professor, Department of Psychological Science
University of Arkansas (U of A), Fayetteville, AR (APA-accredited program)
2015 – Current — Adjunct Professor, Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK
2011 – Current — Associate Editor, Cognitive Therapy and Research
2007 – Current — Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Arkansas License #07-11P
2005 – Current — Director, Intervention Sciences Laboratory
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Education and Training
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, 2001-2005
University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington, VT (APA-approved program)

Clinical Psychology Internship, 2004-2005
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH (APA-approved program)

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology (adult track), 1999-2001
West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, WV (APA-approved program)

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Psychology (major), 1998
University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point (UWSP), Stevens Point, WI