Jolenea Ferro, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Ferro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Training Director for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of South Florida Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She also serves as Director of the Developmental Disabilities Concentration of the new Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Program.
Dr. Ferro is a Ph.D. in special education at the University of Florida and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral. She has experience developing interventions and supports for learners with severe behavior problems. Her research focuses on functional assessment and implementation of positive behavioral supports in natural settings. She has experience providing inservice and preservice education. Prior to her appointment in CFS, she co-directed the online Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Behavior Support Specialist Certificate programs at the University of Arizona.
She is the author of many journal articles and chapters related to functional behavioral assessment, treatment integrity, and PBIS leadership training. She is also a co-author of Functional behavioral assessment and function-based interventions: An effective, practical approach.