Gary Pace

Full Time Lecturer

Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

1980University of KentuckyPh.D.

Teaching

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Examination of the selection, evaluation, implementation, and management of effective behavioral intervention strategies. The emphasis will be on interventions based on the results of a functional assessment. Both antecedent- and consequence-based behavioral interventions to decrease undesired behavior, and increase adaptive behavior, will be discussed.
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Measurement, data display, and data interpretation in applied behavior analysis. The course reviews the development of operational definitions, measurement of target behavior, data display and interpretation, and single subject designs.
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Basic concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students will acquire the ability to demonstrate knowledge of basic ABA terminology and concepts. This course lays the foundation for the development of the student as a behavior analyst and the application of behavior analytically based practices to the evaluation and treatment of a broad range of behavioral and learning challenges. The course will provide credit hours towards eligibility for the behavior analysis certification examination.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Antecedent Control Procedures
  • Severe Behavior Disorders
  • Treatment Integrity

Select publications

Pace, G.M., Dunn, E.K., Luiselli, J.K., Cochran, C.R. & Skowron, J (2005).
Antecedent interventions in the management of maladaptive behaviors in a child with brain injury.
Brain Injury, 19, 365-369..

Codding, R.S., Feinberg, A.B., Dunn, E.K. & Pace, G.M. (2005).
Effects of performance feedback on treatment integrity of behavior support plans
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 205-219..

Strohmeier, C., Pace, G.M., & Luiselli, J. (2014).
Brief (test-control) functional analysis and treatment evaluation of aggressive behavior
Behavioral Interventions, 29, 331-338..

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