Welcome to the Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, we understand that an equitable and safe multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural environment produces innovative thinking, research, and learning. We seek to provide an environment for learning and working where differences are valued and each person in the ABS community is supported and offered an equitable opportunity – irrespective of national origin, age, sex, health status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or ability – to achieve their academic and professional goals. These efforts are led by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and are supported by our faculty and staff.

*This statement was modeled after the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. http://dei.college.ku.edu/strategic-plan

Florence D. DiGennaro ReedGreetings! Welcome to the department of applied behavioral science, a premier undergraduate and graduate training program with a rich 50+-year history. We have 19 regular faculty members, over 60 adjunct and courtesy faculty members, over 200 undergraduate majors, and approximately 50 graduate students. Seven of our faculty members hold joint appointments in the Psychology

Department as members of an independent graduate training program – the Clinical Child Psychology Program.

We have several respected and high-quality graduate programs, including an online and campus master’s degree in behavior analysis, a doctoral degree in behavioral psychology, a joint program with master’s in public health and doctorate in behavioral psychology, an online BACB-verified course sequence, and a graduate certificate in community health and development. Moreover, our master’s and doctoral programs are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Please feel free to click around our site to learn more about our faculty, students, and programs. If you cannot find information you’re seeking, contact our department at absc@ku.edu or call the department directly at 785-864-4840.

Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Associate Professor and Chairperson

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Questions about the Graduate Program?

If you have questions about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Derek Reed, Director of Graduate Studies, at dreed@ku.edu

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