Who We Are

Our Leaders

Executive Director

Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D., LCP, BCBA-D, Founder, Holdsambeck Behavioral Health

Amanda Paige Laprime, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Assistant to the Executive Director, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center

Rob Holdsambeck, EdD, LCP, BCBA-D

Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ and Founder, Holdsambeck Behavioral Health


Amanda P. Laprime, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center and
Assistant to CCBS Executive Director

Board of Directors

H.S. Pennypacker, Ph.D., Chair, University of Florida (Emeritus) and MammaCare Corp.

Andy Bondy, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Pyramid Educational Consultants

Thomas L. Zane, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clerk, University of Kansas

Stephen Eversole, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Treasurer, Behavior Development Solutions

Ronald Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Simmons University

Philip N. Hineline, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Temple University

Alice Darnell Lattal, Ph.D., ABA Technologies, Inc.

Kennon A. Lattal, Ph.D., West Virginia University

Timothy Ludwig, Ph.D., Appalachian State University & Safety-Doc.com

Janet S. Twyman, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA, blast

Our Staff:

Tara Kasey
Business Manager

Rebekah Pavlik
Communications and Member Services Coordinator

D. Dwight Harshbarger, PhD

Interview with Dwight Harshbarger

Interview conducted by Michael P. Kranak, PhD, BCBA-D (Formerly a Distinguished Scholar and now an Advisor to the...
Janet S. Twyman, PhD, BCBA, LBA

Interview with Janet S. Twyman, PhD, BCBA, LBA

Center on Innovations in Learning Founder Blast: A Learning Sciences Company www.centeril.org Email Janet S. Twyman,...

Interview with Ramona Houmanfar, PhD

Faculty Homepage   Interview conducted by Kaitlynn Gokey Dr. Ramona Houmanfar is a Professor of Psychology and...
Ronnie Detrich, PhD

Interview with Ronnie Detrich

Interview conducted by Annie Galizio Ronnie Detrich is a Senior Fellow at the Wing Institute, a non-profit foundation...
Kennon "Andy" Lattal

Interview with Andy Lattal, PhD

Email Andy Lattal, PhD Interview conducted by Michelle Nelson How were you drawn to the field of behavior analysis? At...
Philip N. HIneline, PhD, BCBA-D

Interview with Philip Hineline, PhD

Interview conducted by Annie Galizio How were you drawn to the field of behavior analysis? Behavior analysis was the...
Francis Mechner, PhD

Interview with Francis Mechner, PhD

Interview conducted by Kaitlynn Gokey Francis Mechner was born in Vienna, Austria. He received his PhD under...
A. Charles Catania, PhD

Interview with Charles Catania, PhD

Interview conducted by Annie Galizio How were you drawn to the field of behavior analysis? Dr. Catania was originally...
Rob Holdsambeck, EdD, LCP, BCBA-D

Interview with Rob Holdsambeck, PhD, BCBA‑D

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Founder and Co-Executive Director Holdsambeck Behavioral Health Chapter...
Eitan Eldar, PhD, BCBA-D

Interview with Eitan Eldar, PhD, BCBA‑D

ABA Studies www.eitaneldar.com Email Eitan Eldar, PhD, BCBA-D Facebook Interview conducted by Sorah Stein Dr. Eldar is...
Lori Diener-Ludwig, PhD

Interview with Lori Ludwig, PhD

  Performance Blueprints, Inc. performanceblueprints.com Email Lori Ludwig, PhD LinkedIn Interview conducted by...
Kent Johnson, PhD

Interview with Kent Johnson, PhD

morningsideacademy.org Email Kent Johnson, PhD Facebook LinkedIn Interview conducted by Michelle Nelson Dr. Kent...
Joseph Dagen, PhD

Interview with Joe Dagen, PhD

www.bp.com Email Joe Dagen, PhD LinkedIn Interview conducted by Michelle Nelson Joe Dagen received his undergraduate...

Board of Directors

Mark Alavosius, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno

Ronald F. Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Simmons University

Paul Andronis, Ph.D., Northern Michigan University

Erik Arntzen, Ph.D., Oslo and Akershus University College

Judah B. Axe, Ph.D., Simmons University

Leasha M. Barry, Ph.D., University of West Florida

Carl Binder, Ph.D., The Performance Thinking Network & Six Boxes® Performance Thinking

Andy Bondy, Ph.D., Pyramid Educational Consultants

Darrel Bostow, Ph.D., University of South Florida

José E. Burgos, Ph.D.,Universidad de Guadalajara

Robyn M. Catagnus, Ed.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Joseph Dagen, Ph.D.

Ronnie Detrich, Ph.D.

Lori Diener-Ludwig, Ph.D., Performance Ally

Michael F. Dorsey, Ph.D., Amego, Inc.

Eitan Eldar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Kibbutzim College, Israel

Stephen Eversole, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Behavior Development Solutions

Tara Fahmie, PhD, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Edward Feeney, Feeney Associates

Hua Margarate Feng, Ph.D., National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Lanny Fields, Ph.D., Queens College, CUNY

Richard Foxx, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP, Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health

R. Wayne Fuqua, Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D., The EPIC School & Peter Gerhardt Associates, LLC

Celia Wolk Gershenson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Nicole Gravina, Ph.D.,University of Florida

Angelica C. Grindle, Ph.D., DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability

Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., Western New England College

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, The Ohio State University

Philip Hineline, Ph.D., Temple University

Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D., CCBS & Holdsambeck Behavioral Health

Ramona Houmanfar, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno

Kent Johnson, Ph.D., Morningside Academy

Mickey Keenan, D. Phil, University of Ulster at Coleraine

Jeff Kupfer, Ph.D., Behavioral Consultation Services

Amanda P. Laprime, Ph.D., BCBA-D, University of Rochester Medical Center

Eric Larsson, PhD, LP, BCBA-D, Lovaas Institute Midwest

A. Darnell Lattal, Ph.D., ABA Technoogies, Inc.

Kennon (Andy) Lattal, Ph.D., West Virginia University

T. V. Joe Layng, Ph.D.

Justin Leaf, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Autism Partnership Foundation

Marta León, Ph.D., Learning A-Z

Timothy D. Ludwig, Ph.D., Appalachian State University Safety-Doc.com

Russell W. Maguire, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA, Simmons University

M. Jackson Marr, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

José Martínez-Díaz, PhD, BCBA-D,Florida Institute of Technology & ABA Technologies, Inc.

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Ph.D., Kyoto University

Thomas C. Mawhinney, Ph.D., University of Detroit, Mercy

Terry McSween, Ph.D., Quality Safety Edge

Francis Mechner, Ph.D., The Mechner Foundation

Kerri Milyko, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (NV), CentralReach

Paolo Moderato, Ph.D., ILUM University, Milan

Edward K. Morris, Ph.D., University of Kansas

James Mulick, Ph.D., Ohio State University

Martha Pelaez, Ph.D., Florida International University

Robert Pennington, PhD, BCBA-D, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Henry S. Pennypacker, Ph.D., University of Florida & MammaCare Corp.

Francisco I. Perez, Ph.D., ABPP, Francisco I. Perez, Ph.D. and Associates, P.C.

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Predictive Solutions

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Ph.D., BCBA-D,The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago

Marius M. Rietdijk, Ph.D., Aubrey Daniels Research Institute for Behavior Analysis ADRIBA, VU University Amsterdam

Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Claire St. Peter, Ph.D., West Virginia University

Henry Schlinger, Ph.D., California State University, LA

Julie M. Smith, Ph.D., Performance Ally

J.E.R. Staddon, Ph.D., Duke University, Emeritus

Kenneth Stephens, Ph.D., Operant WebSites

Janet Twyman, Ph.D., blast

Karen R. Wagner, Ph.D., Behavior Services of Brevard

Michael Weinberg, Ph.D., Amego, Inc.

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, Endicott College

Oliver Wirth, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Thomas L. Zane, Ph.D., University of Kansas

Josele Abreu-Rodrigues, PhD, Universidade de Brasília

Amanda Nicolson Adams, PhD, California State University

Judy Agnew, PhD, Aubrey Daniels International

Carolina Aguilera, PhD, CLG

William Ahearn, PhD, New England Center for Children

Stephen Anderson, PhD, Summit Educational Resources

Ruben Ardila, PhD, National University of Colombia

Jennifer Austin, PhD, University of Houston, Clear Lake

Miguel Avila, MA, University of West Florida

Teodoro Ayllon, PhD, Georgia State University

William Baum, PhD, University of New Hampshire, Emeritus

Dayna Lee Beddick, Ed.S., University of West Florida

Neville Blampied, PhD, University of Canterbury

Marc Branch, PhD, University of Florida

Dale Brethower, PhD, Western Michigan University, Emeritus

Abigail B. Calkin, PhD, Author & Psychologist

Emily Callahan, PhD, BCBA-D, Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP)

Eric Carlson, PhD, Applied Learning Systems

A. Charles Catania, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Paul Chance, PhD, Writer

Carl Cheney, PhD, Utah State University

Alan Cheung, Costain, Ltd.

Megan M. Coatley, MA, The Joshua School & SPARK Behavior Solutions, LLC

Robert L. Collins, PhD, iLearn, Inc.

Kent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D, NCR Behavioral Health, LLC

Darlene Crone-Todd, PhD, Salem State College

Robert Crow, PhD, Louisiana State University

Bob Cummins, Reaching Results

Jesse Dallery, University of Florida

Aubrey Daniels, PhD, Aubrey Daniels International

Paula Danquah-Brobby PhD, BCBA-D, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Nicole M. Davis, PhD, BCBA, LABA, Northeastern University

Julio de Rose, PhD, Universidad Federal de Sao Carlos

Marcie Desrochers, PhD, SUNY Brockport

Mark Dixon, PhD, Southern Illinois University

John Donahoe, PhD, University of Massachusetts

Kyle Dotson, MS, The Dotson Group, LLC

William Dube, PhD, Shriver Center, UMass Medical Ctr.

Hubert Dure, PhD, Malcolm X College

Kathleen Dyer, PhD, River Street Autism Program, CREC

David Eckerman, PhD, University of North Carolina

Svein Eikeseth, PhD, Akershus University College

John Eshleman, Ed.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Barbara Etzel, PhD, University of Kansas

Julia H. Fiebig, PhD, BCBA-D, Ball State University

Wayne Fisher, PhD, Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC

Richard Fleming, PhD, EK Shriver Center, UMass Medical Center

Thomas R. Freeman, MS, BCBA, ABA Technologies, Inc.

Mark Galizio, PhD, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

E. Scott Geller, PhD, Virginia Tech

Patrick Ghezzi, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

Sigrid Glenn, PhD, University of North Texas

Gina Green, PhD, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

Leonard Green, PhD, Washington University

R. Douglas Greer, PhD, Columbia University

Raymond Hardy, PhD, St. Norbert College

Todd Harris, PhD, Devereux Pennsylvania

Antonio M. Harrison, PhD, University of West Florida

Adam Hockman, The Mechner Foundation

John Horner, PhD, The Colorado College

J. Carl Hughes, PhD, University of Wales

William Hutchison, PhD, Applied Behavior Systems

Cloyd Hyten, PhD, University of North Texas

Iver Iversen, PhD, University of North Florida

Brian Iwata, PhD, University of Florida

Marianne L. Jackson, PhD, California State University

Jack Jinjiejia, R+ China

Michael Kaplan, PhD, International Center of Cultural Ergonomics

Thorlakur Karlsson, PhD, Reykjavik University

Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, “BehaviorBabe” & Breakthrough Behavior

Donald H. Kernan, Key Activities Management 

Sandy Knott, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Teresa Camille Kolu, PhD, BCBA-D, Cusp Emergence

Michael P. Kranak, PhD, BCBA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Robin M. Kuhn, PhD, BCBA, LBA, University of Kansas

Peter Lamal, PhD, University of North Carolina

Michelle Lambert, MA, BCBA, University of West Florida

Angela Lebbon, PhD, Eastman Chemical Company

Vicki Lee, PhD, Behavioral Consultant

Lewis Lipsitt, PhD, Brown University

William Lischeid, The Travelers

Rebecca MacDonald, PhD, The New England School for Children

Harry Mackay, PhD, EK Shriver Center & Praxis Inc.

Robert C. MacPhail, PhD, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

Helena Maguire, MS, LABA, BCBA, Melmark New England

Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., Simmons University, Simmons Online

Maria Malott, PhD, Association for Behavior Analysis Int.

Richard Malott, PhD, Western Michigan University

Henry Marcucella, PhD, Boston University

Grainne Matthews, PhD, Quality Safety Edge

G. Roy Mayer, PhD, California State University, Los Angeles

Kathleen McCann, PhD, Liberty Mutual

Lynn McClannahan, PhD, Princeton Child Development Institute

Emaley McCulloch MEd, BCBA, Relias Institute

Heather M. McGee, PhD, Western Michigan University

William McIlvane, PhD, EK Shriver Center, UMass Medical Ctr.

Patricia Meinhold, PhD, Private Practice

Robert C. Mellon, PhD, Panteion University of Social & Political Science

Leslie Morrison, PhD, BCBA-D, Easter Seals of Southern California

Joseph E. Morrow, PhD, Applied Behavior Consultants

Marcin Nazaruk, PhD, Baker Hughes

Donny Newsome, PhD, BCBA-D, Fit Learning™

Kendra Newsome, PhD, BCBA-D, Fit Learning™

Matthew Normand, PhD, University of the Pacific

Amy Odum, PhD, Utah State University

Hiroto Okouchi, PhD, Osaka Kyoiku University

Pamela Osnes, PhD, Services in Behavior Analysis 

Alexander N. Otakpor, MD, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Cory Oxman, SeaWorld Orlando

David C. Palmer, PhD, Smith College

Erin Paulsen, MA, Behavior Intervention Services at Fresno State

Brady Phelps, PhD, South Dakota State University

W. David Pierce, PhD, University of Alberta

Raymond Pitts, Jr., PhD, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

William Potter, PhD, California State University, Stanislaus

Jerry Pounds, Quality Safety Edge

Giovanni Presti, PhD, IULM University, Milan

Joshua Pritchard, PhD, JKP Analysts, LLC

Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, PhD, Texas Tech University

Richard Rakos, PhD, Cleveland State University

Erin Rasmussen, PhD, Idaho State University

Mary Reagan, MS, JD, BCBA, LBA, Jacksonville State University, University of West Florida, Standard Celeration Society

Vinca Riviere, PhD, University of Lille III, Nord de France

Joanne Robbins PhD, Morningside Academy

Salvador Ruiz, PhD, BCBA, Center for Behavior Analysis, University of West Florida

Ingunn Sandaker, PhD, Akershus University College

Mary Sawyer, PhD, Fit Learning Atlanta & TEAM Coaching

Susan Schneider, PhD, University of the Pacific

Renee Scudder, MS, Merrimack Health Group

Hirofumi Shimizu, PhD

Richard Shull, PhD, University of North Carolina

Sigurdur O. Sigurdsson, PhD, Icelandic Centre for Research

Richard G. Smith, PhD, University of North Texas

Amy Snyder, PhD, Partnerships for Educational Excellence and Research (PEER)

Melinda Sota, PhD

Sorah Stein, MA, BCBA, CSE, Indiana University, South Bend & Partnership for Behavior Change

Michael Stoutimore, PhD, Intermountain Centers for Human Development

Judith Stowe, PhD, Quality Safety Edge

Elizabeth Street, PhD, Central Washington University

Monika Suchowierska, PhD, Warsaw School of Social Psychology

Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, PhD, University of Massachussetts, Emerita 

Wendell Sykes, Context Systems

Bridget Taylor, PsyD, Alpine Learning Group

Rachel Taylor, PhD, BCBA, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis

Matt Tincani, PhD, Temple University

Joao Claudio Todorov, PhD, Universidade de Brasilia

Gerson Yukio Tomanari, PhD, University of São Paulo

Fabio Tosolin, PhD, Association for Advancement of Behavior Analysis Radical

Vicci Tucci, MA, Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.

David Wacker, PhD, University of Iowa

Ken Wagner, PhD, Aubrey Daniels International

Barbara Wasik, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cathy Watkins, PhD, California State University

Chanti Fritzsching Waters, MS, Holdsambeck Behavioral Health

Kerin Weingarten, PhD, Carolina Center for Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Treatment

Ashley Whittington-Barnish, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Ashley Williams, MS, BCBA, ABACS & Northeastern University

Catherine Williams PhD, BCBA, Marcus Autism Center, Emory University

Julie Workman, MS, Consultant

W. Joseph Wyatt, PhD, Marshall University

Michael Zeiler, PhD, Emory University

Diego Zilio, PhD, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Tracy Zinn, PhD, James Madison University

Leader: Michael Kranak, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Child Studies and Director of Research for the Center for Autism
Oakland University

Abigail Blackman, MS, BCBA, University of Kansas
Maya Fallon, MS, BCBA, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Nicole Kanaman, MA, BCBA, University of Kansas
Matthew Laske, MA, University of Kansas
Alyssa McElroy, MA, BCBA, LBA, Western Michigan University
Alyssa Rojas, MS, BCBA, University of South Florida
Kristen Rolf, MEd, Utah State University
Ashley Romero, MA, BCBA, University of Kansas
Andressa Sleiman, MS, BCBA, University of Florida
Valeria Squatrito, MA, Kore University, Enna (Italy)

Learn more about the group, including biographies (PDF)

Paul Chance, Ph.D., Writer

Betsy J. Constantine, Ph.D., Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

Robert Epstein, Ph.D., University of the South Pacific & American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology

Abigail Blackman, MS, BCBA
University of Kansas

Maya Fallon, BA
California State University, Northridge

Nicole Kanaman, MA, BCBA

Nicole Kanaman, MA, BCBA
University of Kansas

Matthew Laske, BS
Appalachian State University
Alyssa Jewett, MA, BCBA
Western Michigan University
Alyssa Rojas, BS
California State University, Northridge

Kristen Rolf, MEd

Kristen Rolf, MEd
Utah State University

Ashley Romero, MA, BCBA

Ashley Romero, MA, BCBA
University of Kansas
Andressa Sleiman, MS, BCBA
Florida Institute of Technology
Valeria Squatrito, MA
Kore University, Enna (Italy)