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Behavioral Science: Applications in Leadership & Supervision Conference 2021

November 12

3rd Annual Behavioral Science: Applications in Leadership & Supervision Conference

A one-day conference featuring leaders in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Organizational Behavior Management, and Autism, to discuss critical issues in supervision important to Behavior Analysts (BCBA-Ds, BCBAs, BCaBAs & RBTs) and other professionals, such as psychologists, teachers, and special educators.

Raymond G. Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA-D

Presenter Bio:

Ray Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University in 1985 after completing a predoctoral internship in developmental disabilities and behavioral pediatrics from the Kennedy Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University from 1985 to 2006.

He is currently a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger is a former President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavior AnalysisJournal of Behavioral EducationBehavioral InterventionsJournal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, and Education and Treatment of Children.

Dr. Miltenberger also has been the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children, an associate editor for Education and Treatment of Children and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a guest associate editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. Dr. Miltenberger’s research in applied behavior analysis focuses on teaching safety skills to children and individuals with disabilities, ABA approaches in health, fitness, and sports, analysis and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, and functional assessment and treatment of problem behaviors. He has published over 250 journal articles and chapters, has co-edited a text on analysis and treatment of tics and repetitive behavior disorders, and has written a popular behavior modification textbook, now in its sixth edition and published in six languages.

Dr. Miltenberger, a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the American Association for Advancement of Science, has received a number of awards for his teaching, research, and mentoring.

Lori Diener-Ludwig, PhD

Chief Human Performance Engineer, Performance Ally

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Lori Diener-Ludwig is known as a world-class expert in behavioral systems design because of her unique ability to help organizations manage complexity and execute their strategy with Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) solutions. She is the Chief Human Performance Engineer and a co-founder of Performance Ally, an organization whose mission is to create happy, high-performing workplaces with their app, Ally Assist, a real-time performance management enterprise solution. Her leadership in developing this app is indicative of her longtime efforts to mainstream the science of OBM in ways that help companies harness the tremendous power of human performance.

Prior to joining Performance Ally, Lori spent 20+ years working across numerous industries such as automotive, human services, medical diagnostics, non-profit, oil and gas, and print in companies of all sizes, from global Fortune 500s, creative start-ups, non-profits to local small businesses. The scope of her projects ranged from designing large scale performance-based learning strategies and programs for global clients to leading non-profit and small-business leaders in the development of strategic plans, impact metrics dashboards, and core strategies. She has transformed dozens of organizations by helping them build their value and grow their revenue, gain new strategic partnerships, develop compelling marketing messaging, increase collaboration, and focus on the execution of strategic plans.

Lori is also the founder of Performance Blueprints, an organization whose mission is to disseminate the science and practice of Behavior Systems Analysis to optimize the impact of organizations. Performance Blueprints nudges the science forward through numerous peer-reviewed publications, edited books, research, conference presentations, book chapters, and professional activities within the University of North Carolina and Western Michigan University systems, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Organizational Behavior Management Network, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. In 2014, Performance Blueprints was honored to receive the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement from the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Lori earned her B.S. in Psychology and Creative Writing, M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, President for the Organizational Behavior Management Network, and a Board Member of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.

Terry McSween, PhD

Presenter Bio (Coming soon):

Amber Valentino, PsyD, BCBA-D

Presenter Bio:

In 2008, Amber Valentino received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. She completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. After completion of her postdoctoral training, she remained at the Marcus Autism Center, serving as program coordinator of a community autism parent training program and as a senior psychologist in a language and learning clinic.

In 2012, she transitioned to Trumpet Behavioral Health where she has held various leadership positions. She currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Trumpet Behavior Health. In this role, she oversees clinical services, all research and training initiatives and builds clinical standards for the organization. Dr. Valentino’s clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of verbal behavior, primarily in children with autism. She is also interested in evaluation of programming to address unique adaptive skill deficits, and in developing standards for effective supervision in the field.

Dr. Valentino, BCBA-D, currently serves as an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. She serves as a frequent guest reviewer for several behavior analytic journals.

Timothy Ludwig, PhD

Presenter Bio:

Timothy Ludwig earned his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech under E. Scott Geller continuing his post-doctoral work in industrial engineering studying applications of W. Edwards Deming to quality and safety improvement. Dr. Ludwig is a past Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and former president of the Organizational Behavior Management Network. His popular website Safety-Doc.com is a content-rich resource of safety culture stories, blogs, research, videos, and services. Dr. Ludwig serves on the Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) where he leads the Commission on Behavioral Safety that reviews and disseminates best-in-industry safety practices.

Dr. Ludwig is the author of over 50 scholarly articles in Organizational Behavior Management that empirically document the successes of methods to improve safety and quality in industry through behavior systems design. His books include Intervening to Improve the Safety of Occupational Driving (2001), Behavioral Systems: Understanding Complexity in Organizations (2010), Behavioral Science Approaches to Process Safety: A Response to Industry’s Call (2018), and Dysfunctional Practices that Kill your Safety Culture (2018).

Dr. Ludwig has over 30 years experience in research and practice in Organizational Behavior Management where he integrates empirical findings into his consulting. Within his consulting practice Dr. Ludwig has helped assess, design, and implement safety and quality improvement programs in over 50 companies. Dr. Ludwig has delivered over 50 of his popular keynote presentations in 15 countries worldwide.


Claudia L. Dozier, PhD, BCBA-D, University of Kansas. Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Pamela L. Neidert, PhD, BCBA-D, University of Kansas. Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Jomella Watson-Thompson, PhD, University of Kansas. Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Invited Speakers:

With opening remarks by:


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Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
University of Kansas, Department of Applied Behavioral Science


University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Overland Park, KS 66045 United States
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