Benjamin S. Riden

Department: Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities

Areas of expertise:

  • Special Education (General Curriculum)
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Classroom Management
  • Teacher Preparation

Riden teaches Individualized Behavior Interventions for Young Children, Inclusive Practices in Special Education, Foundations of Exceptional Education, Practicum in Behavior Intervention Methods, Single Case Experimentation, Systematic Behavioral Interventions

Riden’s research interests include using the principles of applied behavior analysis to support students with challenging behavior, preparing teachers to effectively manage their classrooms, and single case research design. 

Riden earned a bachelor's degree in history at Shippensburg University, a master's degree in special education at University of Utah and a doctorate in special education at the Pennsylvania State University.

Media contact: Ginny Cramer, cramervm@jmu.edu, 540-568-5325.

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