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Behavior Analysis in Higher Education: Applications to Teaching and Supervision

Andresa A. De Souza

This cutting edge, timely book is a primary resource for students, faculty, coordinators, and supervisors in the growing field of behavior analysis. This book acts as a single resource that pulls together the background, current status, and future directions related to the relevance of a behavior analytic approach to teaching, assessment, and supervision.


The authors collaborating in this volume are experts at various stages of career development and have a known presence in the field. This combination of theory driven, and high-caliber authors have collaborated to create a one-of-a-kind book drawing from backgrounds of diversity in terms of gender, areas of expertise, and geography. The recent pandemic has resulted in a pivot to remote learning and online supervision; this text will provide an important contribution in terms of understanding how to provide high quality teaching, supervision, and assessment in behavior analysis and among other areas. As the field is moving to increasing standards for programs that correspond to accreditation body standards, this book also provides timely information about how to prepare for this process including cultural competency and ethics, which guide our teaching and practice.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Vernon Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 14th, 2023
  • Pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.88in - 1.51lb
  • EAN: 9781648897702
  • Categories: Schools - Levels - HigherBehavioral Management

About the Author

De Souza, Andresa A.: - Dr. Andresa A. De Souza, BCBA-D (University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016), is an Assistant Professor in Special Education and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She earned her Ph.D. in ABA from the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University. Dr. De Souza's research interests involve the analysis of Skinner's verbal behavior and the condition to promote generative language, the dissemination of behavior technologies to underserved communities, and the implementation of behavior strategies for effective online teaching. She is a board member of the ABAI Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group and the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis. She serves on the editorial board of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. De Souza has designed and developed several hybrid and online courses for the ABA graduate program, supervised practicum students, and provided consultation for behavior analysts internationally.
Praise for this book

Overall, this book makes a timely and useful contribution to the literature on teaching and training behaviour analysts at HE institutions. It covers a lot of basic ground, including some of the main behaviour analysis-based teaching methods that can be useful in Higher Education. It also covers ethics and cultural diversity, both very topical issues in the context of behaviour analytic interventions.


Prof. Dr. Karola Dillenburger

Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis

Queen's University Belfast



The book provides a thorough and much-needed account of behavior analysis in higher education. One of its greatest strengths lies in its meticulous scholarship. It not only traces the roots of behavior analysis but also identifies current applications in the higher education sector. Referencing seminal works and offering a modern critique is an excellent way to give readers a holistic understanding of the subject. It also promises to fill a void in the literature by focusing on higher education, a topic the authors see as largely unexplored. This adds to the book's originality and practical and academic significance.

The book's thematic organization into history, technology, teaching strategies, and professional foundations offers a well-rounded perspective, making it appealing to various domains. Whether it's academic scholars, educational practitioners, or even students in the field of behavior analysis, the book offers something of value for everyone.

Overall, the book promises to be an important contribution to the field of behavior analysis in higher education, with the potential for a wide-reaching impact.


Dr. Janet S. Twyman, BCBA, LBA-NY

Director of Innovation & Technology, Center on Innovations in Learning;

Founder, Blast: A Learning Sciences Company



The book is divided into four logical sections, each with a concise introduction to the content. Every chapter ends with a list of study questions, which instructors and students should find helpful for integrating active learning activities into the instruction. All of the chapters emphasize evidence-based practices despite limited research in many of the areas. The chapters are well-written. The authors are careful to define concepts, terms, and approaches for those who may be less well-versed in behavior analysis.


Dr. Dorothea C. Lerman, BCBA-D, LBA

Chair, Behavior Analysis Program

Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences

University of Houston