Abby has been interested in behavior analysis since her first class in the field at University of Nevada, Reno; she jumped in head first, abandoning all other career plans and asking an unreasonable number of questions. She is currently preparing for grad school at Columbia Teachers College with a main interest in using behavior analytic principles throughout the education system. Abby is also interested in the philosophy of the science and would like to see the principles of behavior widely known and used successfully throughout all relationships.
Amy Evans is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Precision Teacher. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, she pursued a master’s degree in Special Education at Penn State University. She joined Bx+ in 2013 when she moved abroad and has enjoyed the benefits of an online, uninterrupted connection to professional colleagues as she has moved from Hong Kong to Boston to Denver. Amy has worked in home-based early autism intervention, public school classrooms, homeschool, and private tutoring, and is currently starting her own business in academic remediation.
Brendan Böhr hails from the northern countrysides of Manitoba, Canada. He likes his climate like he likes his data: cold, uncompromising, and breathtaking. He is a master of science; that is, he has a dual M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Organizational Behavior Management. He has used this degree to help families in need in Manitoba, Florida, and Washington State.
Böhr's primary interest is in the theoretical, unconventional, and novel application of behavior science. This includes plants, dragonflies, hippies, squirrels, virtual reality, and cybernetics. He values creativity and making socially significant impacts above all. He also likes creating art and staring very, very closely at plants.
Cameron received his BS in Psychology and an MA in Educational Psychology and was headed for a life full of p-values, group designs and small effect sizes when he finally saw the light of Behavior Analysis. His research interests include teaching critical thinking, skepticism and scientific thinking using the principles of behavior. He also shares Bx+'s goal of disseminating Behavior Analysis as much as possible.
Chantal is a behavior analyst at Autism Care West in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is pursuing her Masters Degree from Southern Illinois University. Some of her interests are Stimulus Equivalence, Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. She is passionate about delivering high quality ABA to children with special needs, going beyond mainstream ABA improving the efficiency and impact of therapy hours.
Dag Gladmann Sørheim is a radical behaviorist that works as an elementary school teacher in Norway. He has a master`s degree in behavior analysis (Learning in complex systems) from Oslo and Akershus University college. His professors were Per Holth, Svein Eikeseth and Erik Arntzen, among others. He is interested in Precision Teaching, Direct Instruction, contract management and classroom management in general. He lectures at the university college three-four days a year in addition to lecturing for Spiss, where he helps people establish desired behavior changes. Dag is politically active in a socialistic party and was formerly a member of the local council. He lives with a pretty girlfriend in Oslo with two step-children, and will become a father in August. He usually spends his vacations in Ecuador or Montana and recently began learning to play the piano.
Kara St. Pierre received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Manitoba in 2011. On convocation day, the call for hire came from St.Amant Autism Programs and Kara started her Autism Tutor position. Kara immediately fell in love with behavior analysis as she saw meaningful changes happening in the lives of the people she supported. Kara now works as an Autism Consultant at St.Amant providing support to preschool and school-aged children. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at St. Cloud State and is struggling to pick just one thesis topic. Her interests include treatment utility of assessments, hiking mountains, integration of behavior analysis in classrooms, film analysis, self management systems, and bringing evidence-based supports to remote groups.
Jake is a BCBA that completed his course work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He currently resides in Washington D.C., and is working for in-home early intervention company out of Sliver Spring Maryland. His interests include behavior analytic theory, Organizational Behavioral Management, applying behavior analysis to everyday problems.
Laura Azor Hernández is a Biologist. She graduated at the University of Havana where four years later she obtained her master degree in Zoology and Animal Ecology. Laura is also an animal trainer. She came across behavior analysis while reading about modern training techniques. Ever since she became interested in learning everything she could on the matter. She believes that behavior analysis holds the key to successful, high quality animal training.
Nga is a second year master’s student in Organizational Behavior Management. She is currently working the local Sheriff’s office as a research intern. Her focus is how to improve crisis negotiation procedures. Nga’s interests include instructional design, public policy, social justice and reform, and international development.
After double majoring in theatre and psychology with hope of answering the age-old (and cliche) question, “Why do people do what they do?”, Miranda landed on Behavior Analysis and hasn’t looked back. A BCaBA and teacher by day, Miranda in interested in RFT as it applies to language acquisition, Theory of Mind and social skills training, and treating behavior excesses with a person-centered, function-based approach. By night she enjoys considering literature, comedy and current events through a behavior analytic lens, watching birds, doing yoga and cooking yummy food. Miranda is currently enrolled in FIT’s M.A. in Professional Behavior Analysis.
Miranda is also a theatre artist and have developed and performed work in the USA, Australia and The Netherlands.
Paulo is a Behavior Analyst in Brazil. Currently running his private practice trying to help people using the best tools in behavior analysis. His major interests are Social Behavior, Mental Health, and Habits development. He can talk about behavior analysis for days without stopping.
Ryan O’Donnell is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology’s applied behavior analysis master’s program. Prior to attending Florida Tech, he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. His major interests are precision teaching, philosophical positions of the science of behavior, dissemination of behavior analysis, successful applications of technology to increase the efficiency of behavior analysts, and large-scale practical applications of behavioral technology. He works as a Learning Systems Development Specialist at High Sierra Industries and is Co-Founder of the Institute of Meaningful Instruction, LLC based in Reno, NV.
Scott Abraham Miller received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). At UNR he was exposed to behavior analysis by Dr. Kendra Newsome who initiated his employment at a center for adults with disabilities as well as an early intervention autism program. Scott moved to Florida where he completed his Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. He completed his Master's Thesis on Precision Teaching, an area of research and application he continues to pursue. His interests include Relational Frame Theory, Precision Teaching, education, and exploring and expanding the pragmatic utility of behavior analysis. Scott participates in Bx+r as a means of augmenting his education, contacting intellectual challenges, and disseminating behavior analysis. Scott is currently a doctoral student that University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Shane has been working in the field of behavior analysis since 2010 after deciding case management was not his career path. He is currently completing his PhD through Walden University while maintaining his behavior analytic practice. Shane has a vested interest in “fringe” applications of behavior analysis as well as uncommon or overlooked areas of practice. It is his career goal to continue to expand the behavior analytic practitioners skill repertoire and expertise.
My love story with Behavior Analysis has started in 2007 as an undergraduate when i met my first Behavior Analyst Professor at Université of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France. He taught me radical behaviorism and epistemology through the study of Skinner’s philosophical work, mainly « Walden 2 » and « Beyond Freedom and Dignity ». It’s only one year later that i started an internship in an ABA school for kids with autism and developmental disabilities, then i discovered the application and clinical side of Behavior Analysis. I currently work for Professionnal Crisis Management Assn. as a Behavior analysis consultant and I continue to explore other areas of application like Education, OBM, and Clinical Behavior Analysis. I have worked with dozens of kids and adolescents with autism and special needs, given several trainings for professionals, parents, students in French universities, and presentations at different conferences.
Stuart earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Exceptionality at Idaho State University in 2008. He then spent one year as a graduate student at ISU before scrapping plans and starting in on his teaching career. He moved to Star Valley, Wyoming and taught as a 1st grade resource room teacher. After a year, he moved a few hours east to Lander, Wyoming where he began teaching at a nearby school district as a high school reading resource teacher. He was able to finish his applied behavior analysis coursework remotely at Montana State University-Billings in 2013. He received certification as Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014. Stuart has conducted research and was later published on work he took part in on a severe-problem behavior grant with individuals with autism. His professional interests include direct instruction, functional analysis, precision teaching, school-wide/class-wide behavior interventions, sports and organizational behavior management. He currently serves as a behavior analyst for Fremont County School District #25 in Riverton, Wyoming. Stuart and his wife Chelcie currently reside in Lander with their 11 month old son, Jax. Stuart joined Bx+ in 2014.
After years of floating around in misguided mentalism, Tom discovered behavior analysis in 2010 as a college junior in a class on the experimental analysis of behavior. Tom began working in a lab examining theoretical and philosophical approaches to complex verbal behavior such as creativity, as well as doing experimental work with animal models. Tom graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s in psychology in 2013 and is currently pursing a PhD in clinical psychology at Hofstra University. Tom’s main interests are applications of clinical behavior analysis to emotional and behavioral disorders, behavioral reinterpretations of identity and self, and dissemination of behavior analysis and precision measurement within clinical psychology.