William Kronenberger, Ph.D.

William G. Kronenberger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry


Personal Statement  My primary background and work are in child clinical and pediatric psychology. Clinically, my areas of focus are psychological testing, ADHD, Learning Disorders, and physical conditions in childhood (especially when these affect executive functioning or learning). My research investigates the assessment, causes, and treatments of problems with executive functioning and learning, especially in children with cochlear implants or ADHD. My teaching areas include assessment, ADHD, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, pediatric psychology, media violence exposure, evidence-based psychological treatments, and practice management.
Education  Undergraduate: Xavier University

Graduate School: Duke University

Internship: Indiana University School of Medicine

Board Certifications/Certifications:
Health Service Provider in Psychology
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: Involved in teaching medical students, residents, interns, and graduate students at all levels of training.

Clinical: Chief of the Psychology Testing Clinic at Riley Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic; Co-Chief of the ADHD-Disruptive Behavior Disorders Clinic at Riley Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic

Research: Causes and treatments of problems with executive functioning and learning in children with physical conditions, especially hearing loss and cochlear implantation; evaluation and interventions for problems with attention, executive functioning, and self-control, including ADHD and disruptive behaviors; investigation of effects of computer (including computer-based working memory training) and other media influences (including media violence exposure) on executive functioning and working memory.
Recent Publications  Kronenberger, W.G.., Pisoni, D.B., Henning, S.C., Colson, B.G., & Hazzard, L.M.  (in press).  Working memory training for children with cochlear implants: A pilot study.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Hummer, T.A., Wang, Y., Kronenberger, W.G., Mosier, K.M., Dunn, D.W., & Mathews, V.P.  (2010).  Short-term violent video game play by adolescents alters prefrontal activity during cognitive inhibition.  Media Psychology, 13, 136-154.

Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., Roman, A.S., & Geers, A.E.  (2011).  Measures of digit span and verbal rehearsal speed in deaf children after more than 10 years of cochlear implantation.  Ear and Hearing, 32, 60S-74S.


William Kronenberger, Ph.D.

Riley Hospital for Children
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Indianapolis,IN, 46202
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Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7316 | Fax: (317) 963-7313