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Alvin V. Baird Centennial Chair in Psychology
Contact Info

  • Ph. D. University of Kansas
  • M. A. University of Kansas
  • B. A. (Hons) University of Western Australia
Scholarly Interests / Research Topics
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Evidence-based early interventions for children with attention and learning challenges across a range of neurodevelopmental and disruptive behavior disorders including:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Developmental Delay
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Teacher Child Interaction Therapy (TCIT)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA, WV, FL)
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (VA)
  • More than 6000 citations of his work captured by Google Scholar in academic publications.
  • Recognized as one of the world’s top 50 most productive researchers in behavior analysis and therapy, 1974-1994. (The Behavior Therapist, 1996)
  • In 2016, the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior presented the Third Annual Seminal Article Award for articles published in the 48-year history of their signature Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis to the Stokes and Baer (1977) article “An implicit technology of generalization.”
  • In 2016, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies republished 15 seminal papers from the 47-year history of their signature journal, Behavior Therapy, and included the article written by Stokes and Osnes (1989), “An operant pursuit of generalization.”
  • In 2017, Dr. Stokes was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for Georgia-Sakartvelo at Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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