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

The first practicum enrollment meeting for Early Childhood is tonight at 6!! If you can't make that one, there's another tomorrow morning at 9.
Enrollment meetings for Early Childhood Practica are next week! http://t.co/tIQRnLgs8H
Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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    —ALA
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