Dole Human Development Center

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Welcome to the Department of Applied Behavioral Science

We are 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 the information you’re seeking, contact our department at or call the department directly at 785-864-4840.

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

Questions about the Graduate Program?

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