Biography

Art Dowdy, PhD, BCBA received his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and his PhD in Special Education concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is currently a full-time professor at Temple University splitting his time between the Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education programs. Dr. Dowdy has published research in behavior analytic journals including, The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis and Practice, and Education and Treatment for Children and has been invited to review research submitted to the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and Perspectives on Behavior Science. Dr. Dowdy has presented his Applied Behavior Analytic research at both national and international conferences. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Dowdy was a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at a residential treatment facility where he worked implementing behavioral interventions to address severe challenging behavior. Dr. Dowdy has developed behavioral treatment plans to address challenging behavior in the school, home, and community setting.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education

Undergraduate

SPED 4103

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

Undergraduate

SPED 5302

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Teaching Strategies

Graduate

ABA 5302

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Teaching Strategies

Graduate

ABA 5304

Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis

Graduate

ABA 5676

Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate

SPSY 5676

Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • 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/