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Dr. Janelle Ausenhus BCBA-D

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis

Office Location: 412 Olin Hall
515-271-3027
janelle.ausenhus@drake.edu

Dr. Janelle Ausenhus is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Drake University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level who received her Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University and her Ph.D., in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her primary research interests are largely guided by her clinical work in early intervention service delivery and staff and caregiver training.

 

Dr. Marcella Hangen, BCBA, LBA

Visiting Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis

Office Location: 452A Olin Hall
515-271-3026
marcella.hangen@drake.edu

Dr. Hangen earned a B.A. from University of Kansas, a M.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

Her current research interests include the assessment and treatment of serve problem behavior, identification of the mechanism(s) of token reinforcement, the efficacy of preferred versus neutral tokens during reinforcement schedule thinning, and skill acquisition.

 

 

 

Dr. Maria Valdovinos

Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Director of Applied Behavior Analysis

Office Location: 327 Olin Hall
515-271-2847
maria.valdovinos@drake.edu

Dr. Valdovinos earned a B.A. from Auburn University, a M.S. from the University of South Alabama and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

She teaches courses in child and adolescent development, psychology of developmental disabilities, behavior analysis of child development, applied behavior analysis, and applied and professional ethics.

Her current research interests include the effects of psychotropic medication on aggressive and self-injurious behavior in children and adults with developmental disabilities; and the interaction between therapeutic effects and side effects of psychotropic medication, in those with developmental disabilities. Click here to view her published research.

 

 

 

 

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