Greetings

Morris Edwards

Welcome to the Department of Applied Behavioral Science. We are housed, administratively, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas and housed, physically, in the Dole Human Development Center at 1000 Sunnyside Avenue on the south side of campus. We have 16 regular faculty members in 11.5 full-time equivalent faculty positions, 55 adjunct and courtesy faculty members, more than 200 undergraduate majors, and over 40 doctoral students. Five of our faculty members hold joint appointments in the Psychology Department as members of an independent graduate training program – the Clinical Child Psychology Program.

You can contact our department via e-mail or call the department directly at absc@ku.edu and 785-864-4840.

Professor Edward K. Morris, Ph.D
Professor and Chairperson

Department News
Congratulations to our own Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson who WON the national 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty! - See more at: http://news.ku.edu/2014/08/05/applied-behavioral-science-professor-finalist-award#sthash.xXv1zAw7.dpuf
Applied behavioral science professor finalist for award | The University of Kansas
Applied behavioral science professor finalist for award Tue, 08/05/2014 Contact Amanda Schwegler 785-864-0964 aschwegs@ku.edu LAWRENCE — Jomella Watson-Thompson, assistant professor in applied behavioral science and associate director for the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development, has b…

Those planning to participate in our graduation ceremony this weekend should plan to arrive in the Union Ballroom by 11:30! #rockchalk #grad
Boy with autism benefits from KU student’s undergraduate research Two-year-old Mark’s first haircut in a salon was pretty traumatic. He screamed. He cried. His dad had to restrain him – Mark has autism and a haircut wasn’t part of his routine. But there’s a happy ending. The experience led KU senior Kristin Miller to seek an Undergraduate Research Award (see http://bit.ly/1xod9VT) to develop ways for children with developmental disabilities like Mark to learn how to accept routine health care treatment, such as going to the dentist — or even getting a buzz cut. Watch the video to see why it has been especially rewarding for Miller to help children like Mark.


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