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Faculty Profiles

Nicholson, Catherine

Assistant Professor, School of Behavior Analysis

Personal Overview

Dr. Katie Nicholson received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her interests in behavior analysis include the conceptual analysis of behavior, assessment and treatment of children with developmental disabilities, staff training and performance management, systems analysis in human services settings, and social justice and persuasion. She has developed lines of research in teaching verbal operants, tacting private events, efficiency of various trial arrangement procedures, use of technology to train staff, and building rapport with children. Dr. Nicholson has over 15 years of clinical experience in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) for individuals with autism and other disorders (age 1-87) across a wide variety of settings (public school, private school, university-based clinic, hospital, community, home).

Educational Background

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Doctor of Philosophy
Behavior Analysis
School of Behavior Analysis
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Master of Science
Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management
School of Psychology
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Current Courses

BEH5100 Concepts, Principles & Characteristics of Behavior Analysis

BEH 5202 Ethics in Behavior Analytic Research

BEH 5251 Practical Training in Behavior Analysis

BEH 5500 Strategies in the Development of New Behaviors

BEH 6800 Supervised Research

BEH 6302 Verbal Behavior


Additional Duties

Faculty Supervisor at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment