Mark Harvey

Associate Professor | School of Psychology

Contact Information

Educational Background

B.A. West Virginia University 1992
M.S. University of Oregon 1997
PhD University of Oregon 2000

Professional Experience

Florida Institute of Technology (2009 to present)

Associate Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. Duties and responsibilities include: Teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, grant development and acquisition, appraisal of student applications, supervision of theses, mentoring doctoral students, committee assignments, and student advisement.

Florida Institute of Technology (2006 to 2009)

Assistant Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis track in the School of Psychology. Duties and responsibilities include: Teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, research development, grant acquisition, practicum supervision, development of practicum sites, supervision of student thesis and capstone projects, program development, committee assignments, and student advisement.

Williamson County Schools (2005-2006)

Behavior Intervention Specialist
Grant funded position with school district to provide district-wide behavioral services to general education and special education students. Duties and responsibilities included: Completing functional behavioral assessments, developing behavior support plans, monitoring and evaluation of behaviorally based supports, instruction of professional development opportunities, providing in-service training, attending treatment team staffings, and coordination of community services via case management.

Vanderbilt University (2003 - 2005)

Research Assistant Professor
Research Assistant Professor in Special Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Duties included teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervision of students, and coordination of research laboratories. Applied and basic research activities conducted in accordance with the John F. Kennedy Center on Human Development.

Vanderbilt University (2000-2002)

Post Doctoral study / Research Associate
NIH grant-funded post-doctoral study. Primary responsibility was research administration. Other duties included: supervision of masters and doctoral level students, coordination of grant submissions, and development of a training series for teachers on functional behavioral assessment.

Additional Duties

Online Course Developer (2010 to present)

Contracted content expert for the development of PSY 3421, Learning and Motivation. Responsible for the development of syllabus and assessments, course materials, and online delivery.

Interim Program Chair (Spring 2010)

Responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the ABA program. Tasks included oversight of academic programs, student recruitment, course scheduling, coordianation of student selection processes, and program representation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees.

Selected Publications

Boudreau, J., & Harvey, M. T. (in press). Increasing recreational initiations for children who have ASD using video self modeling. Education and Treatment of Children.

VanDerHeyden, A. M., & Harvey, M. T. (in press). Using data to advance learning outcomes in schools. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

Harvey, M. T., Kline, R., Roberts, C., May, M. E., Valdovinos, M. G., Wiley, R. G., & Kennedy, C. H. (2010). Paratmetric analysis of thermal preference following sleep deprivation in the rat. Neuroscience Letters, 485, 98-101.

Harvey, A. C., Harvey, M. T., Kenkel, M. B., & Russo D. (2010). Funding of applied behavior analysis services: Current status and growing opportunities. Psychological Services, 7, 202-212.

Harvey, M. T., Luiselli, J. K., & Wong, S. E. (2009). Application of applied behavior analysis to mental health issues. Psychological Services, 6, 212-222.

Roberts, C., Harvey, M. T., May, M., Valdovinos, M. G., Patterson, T. G., Couppis, M. H., & Kennedy, C. H. (2008). Varied effects of conventional antiepileptics on responding maintained by negative versus positive reinforcement. Physiology and Behavior, 93, 612-621.

Kennedy, C. H., Jurez, A. P., Becker, A., Greenslade, K., Harvey, M. T., Sullivan, C., & Tally, B. (2007). Increased special health care needs in children with severe developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 49, 926-930.

Malow, B. A., McGrew, S. G., Harvey, M. T., Henderson, L. M., and Stone, W. L. (2006). Impact of treating sleep apnea in a child with autism spectrum disorder. Pediatric Neurology, 34, 325-328.

Doran, S. M., Harvey, M. T., & Horner, R. H. (2006). Sleep and developmental disorders: Assessment, treatment, and outcome measures. Mental Retardation, 44, 13-27.

Harvey, M. T. (2005). Sleep deprivation. In The Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Vol. 3, pp. 1532-1535). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

May, M. E., Harvey, M. T., Valdovinos, M., Kline, R. J., Wiley, R., & Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Nociceptor and age specific effects of REM sleep deprivation induced hyperalgesia. Behavioural Brain Research, 159, 89-94.

Harvey, M. T., May, M. E., & Kennedy, C. H. (2004). Nonconcurrent multiple baseline designs for educational program evaluation. Journal of Behavioral Education, 13, 267-276.

Harvey, M. T., Smith, R. L., May, M. E., Caruso, M., Roberts, C., Patterson, T. G. Valdovinos, M. G., & Kennedy, C. H. (2004). Possible role for the 5-HT1A receptor in the behavioral effects of REM sleep deprivation on free-operant avoidance responding in rat. Psychopharmacology, 176, 123-128.

Harvey, M. T., Lewis-Palmer, T., Horner, R. H., & Sugai, G. (2003). Trans-situational interventions: Generalization of behavior support across school and home environments. Behavioral Disorders, 28, 299-312.

Harvey, M. T., Baker, D. J., Horner, R. H., & Urbano-Blackford, J. (2003). Prevalence of sleep problems in individuals with mental retardation living in the community. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5, 195-200.

Freeman, R. L., Grzymala-Busse, J. W., & Harvey, M. T. (2003). Functional behavioral assessment using the LERS data mining system Strategies for understanding complex physiological and behavioral patterns. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 21, 173-181.

Caruso, M., Harvey, M. T., Roberts C., Patterson, T. G., & Kennedy, C. H. (2002). Differential effects of carbamazepine on negatively versus positively reinforced responding. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 74, 221-227.

Harvey, M. T., & Kennedy, C. H. (2002). Polysomnographic phenotypes in developmental disabilities. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 723, 1-6.

Recognition & Awards

Doctoral Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)


Use of vibrotactile prompting strategies to teach social skills to students with autism, application of differential outcomes effect (DOE) in clinical and educational settings, use of accelerometers to quantify cranio-facial self injury, the use of web-based observation systems for practical experience, technology in education, and assessment of social skills in children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Research & Project Interests

Applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, behavioral strategies in educational settings, sleep architecture, and integration of bio-medical and behavioral indices.