- Lecturer for the KU Online Applied Behavioral Science Program
Dr. Jennifer N. Haddock is currently an instructor in the online program in Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas, and she practices as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral at Aces for Autism in Greenville, North Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she first began clinical work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and genetic disorders. She was introduced to applied behavior analysis (ABA) in early 2006, when she worked at the Mariposa School in Cary, NC. Enthralled by the science behind the practice of ABA, she completed a course sequence to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst at the Florida Institute of Technology before pursuing graduate school. In 2012, she earned her master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in behavior analysis at California State University, Los Angeles, under the supervision of Dr. Henry D. Schlinger, Jr. There, she continued clinical practice with individuals with autism and related disorders under the supervision of Dr. Daniel B. Shabani. She went on to earn her doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in behavior analysis, from the University of Florida in 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Brian A. Iwata. She subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute under the supervision of Drs. Louis P. Hagopian and Griffin W. Rooker. She was an Assistant Professor at McNeese State University for two years before moving back to her home state of North Carolina to be closer to family.
Dr. Haddock has over 15 years of experience implementing ABA with individuals with autism and related disorders in home, school, community, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Her clinical and academic experiences drive her research interests, which broadly include behavioral assessments, treatment of severe and challenging behavior, language and skill acquisition, maintenance and generalization, caregiver and staff training, college teaching, and translational research. She serves as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice. She is also interested in dissemination of ABA to clinical and non-clinical populations, as she believes that if everyone took a behavioral worldview, the world would be a much more compassionate and forgiving place. She is incredibly grateful for all of the opportunities she has been afforded, especially the opportunity to teach for KU, and intends to pay them forward by providing quality training experiences to the next generation of behavior analysts.