Ronald Allen

Professor of Practice and Director of the Doctoral Program for Behavior Analysis

About Me

I am a Radical Behaviorist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). I am trained in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior in the tradition of both B.F. Skinner and M. Sidman. I have many years of experience in working with challenging populations including children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as individuals with acquired brain injury. I have published and presented on a broad range of both applied and experimental research and have been a Professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons University since 2007.

What I Teach

  • Legal and Ethical Issues 
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Research I
  • Theoretical Issues in Skinner’s Writings
  • History of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Behavioral Medicine

Research/Creative Activities

  • Management of negatively reinforced challenging behaviors
  • Theoretical and applied issues in derived stimulus relations
  • The formation of social conditioned reinforcers
  • Schedule-induced phenomena