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ABA Doctoral Students Shine at Recent Conferences

The research of USF's ABA doctoral students continues to be recognized! The emphasis of the program at USF is on the development of behavior analysts who are scientist-practitioners. Students receive training through coursework and research and practice activities with community partners. They work closely with their primary faculty mentor on their dissertation, all the way from its design to presenting it at conferences and submitting it for publication. Congratulations to Marlesha and Natalie for their recent recognition of excellent work!

Marlesha Bell

Marlesha Bell's dissertation project on teaching preschoolers consent skills won the B.F. Skinner Student Research Award from the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. She was presented the award at the 2019 conference held in September. The award assists in funding graduate student-driven research.

Marlesha has also been selected as an invited speaker at the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council Conference in Boston, MA in April 2020. In addition, she and ABA faculty member Dr. Sarah Bloom will be presenting a webinar for CALABA Diversity & Inclusion Special Interest group in December.

Natalie Mandel

Natalie Mandel won best poster at Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy 8th Annual Social in April 2019 with her research on behavior specific praise.

For additional information on the current ABA doctoral students, visit: https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/cfs/academics/aba/phd/student-profiles.aspx.

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