Applied Behavior Analysis > Program Director


About the Program

The behavioral science and technology programs of Continuing Education are dedicated to delivering affordable, interactive, high quality, learning opportunities within the field of applied behavior analysis.

  • We use cutting edge technology and learning principles to assist the time-strapped lifelong learner;
    • This includes professional service providers, teachers, caregivers, parents, students and the business community.
  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) uses the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in behavior.
  • Applied behavior analysis is used in homes, schools, clinical settings and in the workplace.

The behavioral science and technology programs are an integral part of the office of Continuing Education at Florida Tech. We continuously strive to meet the needs of our client in value, quality, price, outstanding customer service and innovation.


Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D

Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D

About the Director


Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is professor, associate dean and founder of Florida Tech's School of Behavior Analysis. He also is the founder and program director of the ABA Online professional development program at Florida Tech, CEO of ABA Technologies, Inc., and is an adjunct professor at Penn State's Department of Special Education.

Jose served as an officer and board member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for seven years and is now senior consultant for the BACB. Jose also serves as member of the board of directors for the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) and for the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council. He also is a member of Florida's Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee. Jose is a past president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which awarded him its highest honor, the Charles H. Cox Award for Outstanding Service and Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida, in 2005.

Jose earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in behavior analysis and therapy, from West Virginia University. His publications include a chapter on ethics in Cooper, Heron, and Heward’s Applied Behavior Analysis, second edition, and an article on autism spectrum disorders in the National Health Review.