Department of Psychology

Dr. Dana Lindemann

Dana Lindemann, Ph.D., BCBA-D

166 Waggoner Hall
Work: 309-298-1593
Fax: 309-298-2179

Additional Information


Dr. Lindemann studied undergraduate psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University. While at graduate school, Dr. Lindemann received specialized training in the areas of applied research and applied behavior analysis. Her dissertation was titled, “Comparing two condom use components of a HIV/AIDS intervention for college students.” Dr. Lindemann is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 


Dr. Lindemann has a passion for teaching and has taught a variety of courses related to experimental and behavioral psychology. Her approach to instruction emphasizes active learning and evidence based practices, such as the use of guided notes and contract grading. Dr. Lindemann currently teaches Introductory Psychology (Psy 100), Research Methodology (Psy 323), Behavior Modification (Psy 442G), and Field Experience in Psychology (Psy 487/490). She also enjoys engaging students outside of the formal classroom and has mentored more than 35 undergraduate and graduate students.

Research Interests:

Dr. Lindemann facilitates a research laboratory in the area of applied behavior analysis. Her research focuses on the application of behavior analytic skills training, and self-management in particular, to reducing risky health-related behaviors. Her primary research line focuses on reducing risky sexual behavior among college students, and she has collaborated with other psychology faculty to develop programs designed to reduce binge drinking and increase the use of healthy emotion regulation strategies.

More recently, Dr. Lindemann has worked on developing a research line focusing on the use of positive behavioral support in family homes and schools. She has completed advanced training in implementing the Secrets of Modern Parenting program and is enthusiastic about formalizing this research line over the next few years.          

Recent Scholarly Activities:

Lindemann, D. F. & Harbke, C. R. (2013). Are written instructions enough? Efficacy of male condom packaging leaflets among college students. Health Education Journal, 72, 180- 188. doi: 10.1177/001789691243730

Lane, D. J., Lindemann, D. F., & Schmidt, J. A. (2012). A comparison of computer-assisted and self-management programs for reducing alcohol consumption among students in first year experience courses. Journal of Drug Education, 42, 119-135. doi: 10.2190/DE.42.2.a

Lindemann, D. F., Huntoon, A., & Harbke, C. R. (2012). Beneficial but not sufficient: Effects of condom packaging instructions on condom use skills. Psychology Research & Behavior Management, 5, 11-18. 

Lindemann, D. F. & Harbke, C. R. (2011). Use of contract grading to improve grades among college freshmen in introductory psychology. Sage Open, 1(3), 1-7. doi: 10.1177/2158244011434103

Lindemann, D. F., Brigham, T. A., Harbke, C. R., & Alexander, T. (2005). Toward errorless condom use: A comparison of two condom use courses to improve college students’ condom use skills. AIDS and Behavior, 9, 451-457. doi: 10.1007/s10461-005-9017-y