Jason Travers is a professor of special education and applied behavior analysis at Temple University, where he also serves as coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in these two areas of study. A former public school teacher for students with autism, Jason is an expert in autism and developmental disabilities, particularly the education and treatment of children and youth with disabilities and interfering behavior. His research has focused on various topics related to special education including sexuality education, under-identification of racially diverse children with autism in special education, evidence-based practice, unproven and pseudoscientific interventions, and meta-scientific issues and trends in single case experimental research. He has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters, one book on sexuality education for learners with ASD, two companion books for the Skillstreaming social skills curriculum, and articles in other outlets for organizations like American Speech Hearing Association and Skeptical Inquirer. He currently is a consultant for the United States Department of Justice investigations of unjustified restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities in public schools. His current research is focused on improving the rigor and transparency of single case experimental research, with specific attention to questionable and improved research practices, selective reporting, and open science.

Courses Taught




SPED 4103

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support


SPED 5109

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support


SPED 8101

Trends and Issues in Special Education


SPED 9287

Practicum in Special Education


ABA 9387

Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis