Faculty Department Program(s) and Research Interests
Saul Axelrod,  Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education |Emeritus Faculty

Applied Behavior Analysis |Special Education

Interests center on applied behavior analytic teacher training and procedures for increasing the academic achievement levels of children of poverty.  His techniques focus on those associated with Direct Instruction and class wide peer tutoring.  He also has a major interest in constructive classroom management procedures.  In addition, Dr. Axelrod is involved in functional analysis research as it relates to self-injurious and aggressive behavior.  His writings have particularly focused on those that train beginning teachers, parents and employers on behavior- analytic principles and practices. Dr. Axelrod is currently retired and is not accepting new advisees.

Joseph R. Boyle, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

Allison Gilmour

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

Julie B. Kessler, PhD

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

Lynda Ahrentschild Price, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Special Education

S. Kenneth Thurman, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

Matt Tincani, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Psychological Studies in Education

Applied Behavior Analysis |Special Education

Dr. Tincani focuses on the application of behavioral principles to improve language, academic, social, and play skills of learners with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities, with particular interest in Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. His additional scholarly interests include positive behavior support in school and community settings, scaling-up of behavioral interventions, quality of life of people with disabilities, and single-case designs.