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Faculty Profiles

Wilder, David

Professor, School of Behavior Analysis

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Nevada 1998
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1999

Recognition & Awards

Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral

Professional Experience

Dr. Wilder is a professor at Florida Tech and Chair of the On-Campus Programs in Behavior Analsyis. He has received the Distinguished Sccientific Contributions Award from the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and is a fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International.

Current Research

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication or In Press

Hodges, A., Wilder, D., & Ertel, E. (in press). Assessment and Treatment of Toe Walking. In J. Matson (Ed.), Applied Behavior Analysis: A Comprehensive Handbook. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Hodges, A. C., Shuler, A., Wilder, D., & Ertel, H. (in press). The effects of stimulus magnitude and duration during pre-trial delivery of preferred items to increase compliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Rosales, M. K., Wilder, D., Montalvo, M., & Fagan, B. (in press). Evaluation of the high-probability instructional sequence to increase compliance with multiple low-probability instructions among children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Lipschultz, J., Wilder, D., Sleiman, A., Gravina, N (in press). The effects of feedback accuracy and trainer verbal behavior on performance during an analogue task. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Wilder, D. A., & Cymbal, D. (in press). Organizational Behavior Management in Autism. In J. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Cymbal, D., Wilder, D., Thomas, R., & Ertel, H. (in press). Further evaluation of the validity and reliability of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist—Human Services. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Wilder, D., Ertel, H., & Cymbal, D. (in press). A review of recent research on the manipulation of response effort in Applied Behavior Analysis. Behavior Modification.

Clark, R., Wilder, D., Kelley, M., & Ryan V. (in press). Evaluation of instructions and video modeling to train parents to implement a structured meal procedure to decrease food selectivity among children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Wilder, D., & Cymbal, D. (in press). Performance Diagnostic Assessment. In J. Luiselli (Ed.), Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. London, UK: Routledge.

Wilder, D., Ertel, H., & Thomas, R. (in press). Further analysis of modifications to the three-step guided compliance procedure to enhance compliance among children with Autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Hodges, A., Wilder, D., & Ertel, H. (in press). Assessment and treatment of a foot fetish exhibited by an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Leon, Y., Wilder, D., & Saini, V. (in press). Reinforcer demand: A comparison of across session and within session increases in unit price. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Wilder, D. , Cymbal, D., & Gravina, N. (in press). Performance management in organizations. In R. Houmanfar, M. Alavosius, & M. Fryling (Eds.), Applied Behavior Science in Organizations: Consilience of Historical and Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavior Management. Kalamazoo, MI: Association for Behavior Analysis, International.

Hodges, A., Villacorta, J., Wilder, D., Ertel, H., & Luong, N. (in press). Assessment and Improvement of Parent Training: An Evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Parent. Behavioral Development.

Wilder, D., Cymbal, D., & Villacorta, J. (in press). The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services: A brief review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Wilder, D. Wong, S, Hodges, A., & Ertel, H. (in press). Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (2nd Ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier.

Wilder, D., & Hodges, A. (in press). Tantrums. The Encyclopedia of  Child and Adolescent Development. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Wilder, D. A., & Hodges, A. (in press). Assessment in Performance Management. In B. Wine and J. Pritchard (Eds.), Organizational Behavior Management: The Essentials. Orlando, FL: Hedgehog Publishers.

Wilder, D. A., & Hodges, A. (in press). Problems associated with toilet training. In J. Matson (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Toilet Training. New York: Springer.

Wilder, D. A., & Gravina, N. (in press). Organizational Behavior Management. In W. Fisher, C. Piazza, and H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

2020

Wilder, D., Ertel, H., Hodges, A., & Luong, N. (2020). The use of auditory feedback and conditioned reinforcement to decrease toe walking among children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 554-562.

2019

Wilder, D., Bevacqua, A., Hodges, A., Ertel, H., & Luong, N. (2019). Comparison of function based, non-function based, and combined treatments for escape maintained aggression in a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, 18, 468-479.

Cruz, N., Wilder, D., Phillabaum, C., Thomas, R, Cusick, M., & Gravina, N. (2019). Further evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Safety (PDC-Safety). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 266-279.

Wilder, D., Lipschultz, J., Gehrman, C., Ertel, H., & Hodges, A. (2019). A preliminary assessment of the reliability and validity of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Service. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 39, 194-212.

Ertel, H., Wilder, D., Hodges, A., & Hurtado, L. (2019). The effect of various high-p to low-p instruction ratios during the use of the high probability instructional sequence. Behavior Modification, 43, 639-655.

Hodges, A. Betz, A., Wilder, D., & Anita, K. (2019). The use of acoustical guidance to  decrease toe walking in a child with autism. Education and Treatment of Children, 42, 151-160.

2018

Luke, M., Carr, J. E., & Wilder, D. A. (2018). On the compatibility of Organizational Behavior Management and BACB certification. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 288-305.

Wilder, D. A., & Neve, D. (2018). Assessment and treatment of rumination in a young man with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 297-305.

Hodges, A., Wilder, D., & Ertel, H. (2018). The use of a multiple schedule decrease toe  walking in a child with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 440-447.

Gravina, N., Villacorta, J., Albert, K., Clark, R. J., Curry, S., & Wilder, D. (2018).  A  review of organizational behavior management interventions in human service settings supporting individuals with disabilities. Journal of Organizational   Behavior Management, 2-3, 191-224.

Smith, M., & Wilder, D. (2018). The use of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist Human Services to assess and improve the job performance of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Behavior Analysis in Practice,11, 148-153.

Wilder, D., Lipschultz, J., & Gehrman, C. (2018). An evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist - Human Services across Domains. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11, 129-138.

Wilder, D., Lipschultz, J., King, A., Driscoll, S., & Sigurdsson, S. (2018). An analysis of   the commonality and type of pre-intervention assessment procedures in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (2000-2015). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38(1), 5-17.

Lipschultz, J., Wilder, D., Ertel, H., & Enderli, A. (2018). The effects of high-p and low-p  instruction similarity on compliance among young children. Journal of Applied  Behavior Analysis, 51, 866-878.

2017

 Gehrman, C., Wilder, D., Forton, F., & Albert, K. (2017). Comparing resetting to non - resetting DRO procedures to reduce stereotypy in a child with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 242-247.

Lipschultz, J., & Wilder, D. (2017). Behavioral assessment and treatment of noncompliance: A review of the literature. Education and Treatment of Children, 40, 263-298.

Lipschultz, J., Wilder, D., & Enderli, A. (2017). Effects of response independent delivery of preferred items and the high-probability instructional sequence on compliance. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 144-151.

Lipschultz, J. & Wilder, D. A. (2017). Recent research on the high-probability instructional sequence: A brief review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 424-428.

Morgan, A., Wilder, D., Podlesnik, C., & Kelley, M. (2017). Evaluation of an arm splint belt to reduce self-injury. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 255-261.

Majdalany, L, Wilder, D., Alggod, J., & Sturkie, L. (2017). Evaluation of a preliminary methodology to examine antecedent and consequent contributions to noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 146-158.

2016

Green, N., Sigurdsson, S., & Wilder, D. A. (2016). Decreasing bouts of prolonged sitting among office workers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 717-722. 

Martinez-Onstott, B., Wilder, D., Sigurdsson, S. (2016). Identifying the variables contributing to at-risk performance: Initial evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Safety (PDC-Safety). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 36, 80-93.

Majdalany, L., Wilder, D., Smeltz, L., and Lipschultz, J. (2016). The effect of brief delays to reinforcement on the acquisition of tacts in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 411-415.

Martinez-Diaz, J., & Wilder, D. A. (2016). The conceptualization and development of the Behavior Analysis programs at the Florida Institute of Technology. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 149-156.

Carr, J.E., & Wilder, D. A. (2016). The Performance Diagnostic Checklist—Human Services: A Correction. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 63.

2015

Wilder, D., Lipschultz, J., Kelley, D., Rey, C., & Enderli, A. (2015). An alternative measure of research productivity among behavior analytic graduate training programs: A response to Dixon et al. (2015). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8(2), 156-158.

Kelley, D., Wilder, D. A., Carr, J. E., Rey, C., Green, N., & Lipschultz, J. (2015). Research productivity among practitioners in Behavior Analysis: Recommendations from the prolific. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8(2), 201-206.

Wilder, D., & Lipschultz, J. (2015). Rumination disorder. In J. Luiselli (Ed.), Behavioral health promotion and intervnetion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Wilder, D. & Sigurdsson, S. (2015). Applications of behavior analysis to improve safety in organizations and community settings. In H. Roane, J. Ringdahl, and T. Falcomatta (Eds.), Clinical and organizational applications of behavior analysis. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Publishing.

Wilder, D., Majdalany, L., Sturkie, L., & Smeltz, L. (2015). Further evaluation of the high-probability instructional sequence with and without programmed reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 511-522.

Ditzian, K., Wilder, D., King, A., & Tanz, J. (2015). An Evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to Assess an Employee Performance Problem in a Center-Based Autism Treatment Facility. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 199-203.

Wilder, D., & Majdalany, L. (2015). Increasing compliance in children with autism spectrum disorders. International Journal of Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders, 1, 84-96.

2014

Abellon, E., & Wilder, D. A. (2014). The effect of equipment proximity on safe performance in a manufacturing setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 628-632.

Majdalany, L., Wilder, D., Greif, A., Mathisen, D., & Saini, V. (2014). Comparing massed-trial Instruction, distributed-trial Instruction, and task interspersal to teach tacts to children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 657-662.

Leon, Y., Wilder, D., Majdalany, L., Myers, K. & Saini, V. (2014). Errors of omission and commission during differential reinforcement of compliance: The effects of varying levels of treatment integrity. Journal of Behavioral Education, 23, 19-33.

Wine, B. Kelley, D. & Wilder, D. A. (2014). An assessment of optimal preference assessment intervals among employees. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 34, 188-195.

Dominguez, A., Wilder, D., Cheung, K., Rey, C. (2014). The use of a verbal reprimand to decrease rumination in a child with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 339-345.

2013

Carr, J. E., Wilder, D. A., Majdalany, L., Mathisen, D., & Strain, L. (2013). An assessment-based solution to a human-service employee performance problem: An initial evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 16-32.

Gokey, K. & Wilder, D. (2013). Fading a concurrent activity during self-control training in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 827-831.

Watts, A., Wilder, D., Gregory, M., Leon-Enriquez, Y, & Ditzian, K. (2013). The effects of rules on differential reinforcement of other behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 680-684.

Wilder, D., Fischetti, A., Myers, K., Leon-Enriquez, Y., & Majdalany, L. (2013). The effects of response effort on compliance among preschool children. Behavioral Interventions, 28, 241-250.

Loughrey, T., Marshall, G., Bellizzi, A., & Wilder, D. (2013). The use of video modeling, prompting, and feedback to increase credit card promotion in a retail setting. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 33, 200-208.

2012

Long, R., Wilder, D., Betz, A., & Dutta, A. (2012). Effects of and preference for pay for performance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 45, 821-826.

Fischetti, A., Wilder, D., Myers, K., Leon-Enriquez, Y, Sinn, S., & Rodriguez, R. (2012). Increasing compliance among children with autism: A model of intervention progression form least-to-most intrusive and complex. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 859-863.

Allison, J., Wilder, D., Chong, I., Lugo, A., Pike, J., & Rudy, N. (2012). A comparison of differential reinforcement plus escape extinction versus noncontingent reinforcement plus escape extinction to treat food refusal in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 613-617.

Wilder, D., Myers, K., Fischetti, A., Leon, Y., Nicholson, K. & Allison, J. (2012).  An analysis of modifications to the three-step guided compliance procedure necessary to achieve compliance among preschool children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 121-136.

Wilder, D. A., Myers, K., Nicholson, K., Allison, J., & Fischetti, A. (2012). Further   evaluation of rationales to increase compliance among preschool children. Education and Treatment of Children, 35, 111-122.

2011

Alison, J., Wilder, D., Teo, H. W., Flynn, A., & Myers, K. (2011). The effect of the  availability of a similar toy on compliance with instructions to surrender a toy among preschoolers. Behavioral Interventions, 26(3), 167-178.

Sparling, J., Wilder, D., Kondash, J., Boyle, M., & Compton, M. (2011). The effects of interviewer behavior on the accuracy of children’s testimony during simulated forensic interviews. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 587-592.

Wilder, D., Harris, C., Casella, S., Wine, B., & Postma, N. (2011). Further evaluation of the accuracy of managerial prediction of employee preference. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 31, 130-139.

Hsieh, H., Wilder, D., & Abellon, E. (2011). The effects of behavioral skills training on caregiver implementation of incidental teaching. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 199-203.

2010

Wilder, D. A., Nicholson, K., & Allison, J. (2010). An evaluation of advance notice to increase compliance among preschoolers Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,43, 751-756.

Wilder, D., Allison, J., Nicholson, K., Abellon, O., and Saulnier, R. (2010). Further  evaluation of antecedent interventions on compliance: The effects of rationales to increase compliance among preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 601-614.

Casella, S., Wilder, D., Neidert, P., Rey, C., Compton, M., & Chong, I. (2010). The effects of response effort on safe performance by therapists at an autism treatment facility. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 729-734.

Squires, J., & Wilder, D. A. (2010). A preliminary investigation of the effects of rules on employee performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30(1), 57-69.

2009

Wilder, D. A. (2009). A case formulation of psychosis. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Varieties of Case Formulations. London, UK: Wiley.

Schadler, J., Wilder, D., Blakely, E. (2009). Signaling stimulus presentation during treatment with noncontingent reinforcement. Behavioral Interventions, 24, 107-116.

Wilder, D. A., Register, M., Register, S., Bajagic, V., & Neidert, P. (2009). Functional analysis and treatment of rumination using fixed-time delivery of a flavor spray. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 877-882.

LaFrance, D., Wilder, D., Normand, M., & Squires, J. (2009). Extending the assessment of functions of vocalizations in children with limited repertoires. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 19-32.

Wilder, D., Austin, J., Casella, S. (2009). Applying Behavior Analysis in Organizations: Organizational Behavior Management. Psychological Services, 6(3), 202-211. 

Pan-Skadden, J., Wilder, D., Sparling, J., Severtson, E., Donaldson, J., Postma, N., Beavers, G., & Neidert, P. (2009). The use of behavioral skills training and in-situ training to teach children to solicit help when lost: A preliminary investigation. Education and Treatment of Children, 32, 359-370.

Miles, N., & Wilder, D. A. (2009). The effects of behavioral skills training on caregiver implementation of a guided compliance procedure. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 405-410. 

Marcus, A., & Wilder, D. A. (2009). A comparison of peer video modeling versus self video modeling to teach textual responses in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 335-341.

Wine, B., & Wilder, D. A. (2009). The effects of varied versus constant high, medium, and low quality stimuli on performance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 321-326.

2008

Wilder, D. A., Saulnier, R., Beavers, G., & Zonneveld, K. A. (2008). Contingent Access to Preferred Items Versus a Guided Compliance Procedure to Increase Compliance Among Preschoolers. Education and Treatment of Children, 31, 297-306. 

Wilder, D. A., Schadler, J., Higbee, T., Haymes, L, Register, M., & Bajagic, V. (2008). Identification of olfactory stimuli as reinforcers in individuals with autism: A preliminary investigation. Behavioral Interventions, 23, 97-103.

Scherrer, M., & Wilder, D. (2008). The use of training to increase safe tray carrying among cocktail servers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 131-135.

2007

Wilder, D. Zonneveld, K., Harris, C., Marcus, A., Reagan, R. (2007). Further analysisof antecedent interventions on preschooler's compliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 535-539.

Wilder, D. A., Rost, K., & McMahon, M. (2007). The accuracy of managerial prediction of employee preference. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 27(2), 1-14.

Gouboth, D., Wilder, D., & Booher, J. (2007). The effects of an informative stimulus during treatment with noncontingent reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 725-730.

Squires, J., Wilder, D., Fixsen, A., Hess, E., Rost, K., Curran, R., & Zonneveld, K.(2007). The Effects of task clarification, visual prompts, and graphic feedback on customer greeting and upselling in a restaurant. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 27(3), 1-13.

Wilder, D. A., Harris, C., Reagan, R., & Rasey, A. (2007). Functional analysis and treatment of noncompliance by preschool children. Journal of Applied BehaviorAnalysis, 40, 173-177.

2006

Wilder, D. A., Chen, L., Atwell, J., Pritchard, J., & Weinstein, P. (2006). Brief functionalanalysis and treatment of tantrums associated with transitions in preschool children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 103-107.

Wilder, D. A., Atwell, J., & Wine, B. (2006). The effects of varying levels of treatment integrity on child compliance during treatment with a three-step prompting procedure. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 369-373.

Heering, P. & Wilder, D. A. (2006). The use of dependent group contingencies toincrease on-task behavior in a general education classroom. Education and Treatment of Children, 29, 459-468.

Wilder, D. A., Atwell, J. (2006). Evaluation of a guided compliance procedure to reduce noncompliance among preschool children. Behavioral Interventions, 21, 265-272.

 

Selected Publications

CURRENT EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

Editor and former Associate Editor, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

Editorial Board Member and former Associate Editor,

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Editorial Board Member,
Education and Treatment of Children

Editorial Board Member,
Behavioral Interventions

Editorial Board Member,

Behavior Modification

AWARDS and LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Fl Tech Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2016-2017)

Outstanding Scientific Contibutions Award, Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (2014)

Outstanding Student Mentor Award, Association for Behavior Analysis, International (2011)

President, Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (2010-2011)

President, OBM Network (2009)