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July 31 – August 3, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Peterson

Stephanie M. Peterson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a professor and chair in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. Peterson earned her doctorate in special education from the University of Iowa in 1994. She has taught courses in behavior analysis and special education at several different universities (Gonzaga University, Utah State University, The Ohio State University, Idaho State University, and now Western Michigan University). She also served as chair of the Department of Special Education, School Psychology, and Literacy at Idaho State University. Dr. Peterson is senior co-editor of Education and Treatment of Children and has served on or currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice, to name a few. Dr. Peterson was also an elected member of the board of directors for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, recently completing her second three-year term in this role. Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of problem behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities, choice making, functional communication training, and behavior analysis in education. For the past several years at Western Michigan University, she has been working closely with her colleague, Dr. Wayne Fuqua, Co-PI, on a series of grants to establish an Autism Center of Excellence to better serve individuals with disabilities in Kalamazoo and to further continue the excellent behavior analytic training model already established in the Department of Psychology.

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