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Come learn from a diverse group of skilled faculty, some of which are internationally known for their scholarship and teaching excellence. Did you know that the BAT undergraduate program at SIUC was one of the first such degree programs in the entire world? Or that some of our faculty is ranked in the top 10 of all published researchers in behavior analysis? There are many schools to choose amongst for a masters degree, but many fewer specifically in behavior analysis. And, only one that blends world class instruction with high energy learning environment – and that is SIUC.

Learn more about our individual faculty members:

  • Baires, Natalia A., Clinical Assistant Professor & Online Program Director, BAT, Ph.D, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2020: 2020. Development of language and cognition via relating; behavioral and psychological flexibility/well-being; and cultural responsiveness for racially/ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse individuals.
  • Boydston, Paige S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2020; 2021. Early intensive behavioral intervention, parent training, discrete trial teaching, rural and remote services for families impacted by autism, and telehealth.
  • Jacobs, Eric, Associate Professor, Psychology, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1997; 1999. Experimental analysis of behavior; behavioral pharmacology; opioid pharmacology, radical behaviorism.
  • McLean, Deija, Clinical Assistant Professor, BAT, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2020; 2020. Ethics in BAT; treatment of challenging behaviors; diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder; caregiver training of behavior reduction programs.
  • Redner, Ryan N., Associate Professor & Program Director, BAT, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2012; 2015. Tobacco regulatory science; cell phone use in the classroom; healthy eating and exercise; behavioral economics.
  • Sadler, Kate M., Clinical Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2018; 2021. Practical application of behavior analysis practices, ethical considerations for practices, and differentiated instructions for diverse populations.
  • Williams Awodeha, Natalie F., Clinical Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Ohio University, 2013; 2021. Cultural and linguistic inclusion in ABA, employment disparities for African Americans with cognitive disabilities, and peer-to-peer support groups for women of color with mental health concerns.