Biography

Art Dowdy, PhD, BCBA-D earned his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and his PhD in Special Education while concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is currently a faculty member at Temple University, who shares his time between the Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education programs. Dr. Dowdy has been fortunate to experience the professions of special education and applied behavior analysis both as a practitioner and researcher. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Dowdy was a clinical Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) at a residential treatment facility where he implemented behavioral interventions to support children who displayed severe challenging behavior. Dr. Dowdy has developed behavior treatment plans to address challenging behavior and teach adaptive skills in the school, home, and community settings. He has also spent years as a certified special education teacher. Dr. Dowdy has presented his research at both national and international conferences and samples of his research can be found in The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Education and Treatment of Children among others. Moreover, he is frequently called on to review research submitted to the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Perspectives on Behavior Science, and Exceptional Children. Dr. Dowdy can be contacted at, dowdy@temple.edu.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ABA 3301

Understanding Autism

Undergraduate

ABA 3302

Analyzing and Changing Behavior

Undergraduate

ABA 3303

Evaluating Behavior Change Intervention

Undergraduate

ABA 5302

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Teaching Strategies

Graduate

ABA 5307

Experimental Analysis of Behavior - EAB

Graduate

ABA 5676

Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate

SPED 2231

Introduction to Special Education

Undergraduate

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education

Undergraduate

SPED 5301

Building Communication in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Disabilities

Graduate

SPED 5302

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Teaching Strategies

Graduate

Selected Publications

Recent

  • Quigley, J., Dowdy, A., Trucksess, K., & Finlay, A. (2021). An Investigation of Functional Communication Training and Schedule Thinning Using a Multiple Schedule on Elopement to Access Stereotypy. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(9), pp. 3224-3234. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04788-7

  • Dowdy, A., Peltier, C., Tincani, M., Schneider, W.J., Hantula, D.A., & Travers, J.C. (2021). Meta-analyses and effect sizes in applied behavior analysis: A review and discussion. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54(4), pp. 1317-1340. doi: 10.1002/jaba.862

  • Dowdy, A., Tincani, M., & Fisher, A.G. (2021). Interrater Reliability and Convergent Validity of the Trial-Based Functional Analysis. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5(1), pp. 61-70. doi: 10.1007/s41252-020-00174-7

  • Dowdy, A., Hantula, D.A., Travers, J.C., & Tincani, M. (2021). Meta-Analytic Methods to Detect Publication Bias in Behavior Science Research. Perspectives on Behavior Science. doi: 10.1007/s40614-021-00303-0

  • Dowdy, A., Tincani, M., & Jessel, J. (2020). Reducing an Adolescent’s Destructive Behavior during Bathroom Visits in a Residential Setting: Brief Report. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 23(7), pp. 478-481. doi: 10.1080/17518423.2020.1770352

  • Dowdy, A. & Tincani, M. (2020). Assessment and treatment of high-risk challenging behavior of adolescents with autism in an aquatic setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(1), pp. 305-314. doi: 10.1002/jaba.590

  • Dowdy, A. & Jacobs, K.W. (2018). An Empirical Evaluation of the Disequilibrium Model to Increase Independent Seatwork for an Individual Diagnosed with Autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00307-4

  • Dowdy, A., Tincani, M., Nipe, T., & Weiss, M.J. (2018). Effects of reinforcement without extinction on increasing compliance with nail cutting: A systematic replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51(4), pp. 924-930. doi: 10.1002/jaba.484

  • Nipe, T.A., Dowdy, A., Quigley, J., Gill, A., & Weiss, M.J. (2018). Increasing the Wearing of Multiple Prescription Prosthetic Devices. Education and Treatment of Children, 41(3), pp. 331-343. Pressley Ridge School. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Tincani, M., Lorah, E.R., & Dowdy, A. (2018). Functional Behavioral Assessment. n.p.: pro-ed. Retrieved from https://www.proedinc.com/

  • Dowdy, A., Jessel, J., Saini, V., & Peltier, C. Structured Visual Analysis of Single Case Experimental Design Data: Developments and Technological Advancements. Center for Open Science. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/ke2fh

  • Dowdy, A. & Tincani, M. Assessment and Treatment of High-Risk Challenging Behavior in an Aquatic Setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Dowdy, A., Obidimalor, K.C., Tincani, M., & Travers, J.C. Delivering culturally sound and high-quality behavior analytic services when working with an interpreter. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 21(1), pp. 51-64. American Psychological Association (APA). doi: 10.1037/bar0000206

  • Peltier, C., Muharib, R., Haas, A., & Dowdy, A. A Decade Review of Two Potential Analysis Altering Variables in Graph Construction. Center for Open Science. doi: 10.35542/osf.io/bz68s