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Assistant Professor
Contact Info


  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, Special Education
  • M.Ed. University of Utah, Special Education
  • B.A. Shippensburg University, History


Professional Experience and Interests:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst – Virginia
  • Taught students in a high school self-contained classroom including those with autism spectrum disorder, emotional behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Taught students in a middle school resource classroom including those with specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and emotional behavioral disorders.
  • Research interests include using the principles of applied behavior analysis to support students with challenging behavior, preparing teachers to effectively manage their classrooms, meta-analysis, single case research design, and evidence-based practices


Current Research:

  • Using low intensity interventions to create positive learning environments.
  • Meta-analytic and systematic review research to identify evidence-based practices for challenging classroom behaviors.
  • Generalization and maintenance of behavior.


Program Involvement:

  • General Curriculum (K-12) and other EXED programs
  • Behavior Specialist Concentration

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