Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #573
CE Offered: BACB
Suggestions for Establishing and Maintaining Research Productivity at Small Universities
Monday, May 30, 2022
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 204A/B
Area: EDC; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Cody Morris, Ph.D.
Chair: Cody Morris (Salve Regina University )
ADEL C. NAJDOWSKI (Pepperdine University)
JASON C. VLADESCU (Caldwell University)
KAREN M. LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption University)

Sciences thrive when they receive contributions from a wide variety of perspectives and research groups. Therefore, it is critical that the field of behavior analysis supports all early-career behavior analysts who are interested in conducting and publishing behavior analytic research. However, researchers working outside of traditional research programs may experience obstacles and difficulties in establishing and maintaining research agendas. This panel discussion will help prepare potential researchers by focusing on the challenges faced by researchers working at small universities. The panelists will consist of three tenure-track faculty of different small universities who have a history of successfully traversing the nuances of research in small universities. Each panelist will talk about the obstacles they faced when beginning their research and provide advice for those aspiring to conduct research in similar settings. Time will be given to allow for questions and discussion with the audience.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Early-career behavior analysts

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) establish a system for conducting research at small universities; (2) create and manage research collaborations; (3) identify funding and resources options for research.
Keyword(s): Mentorship, Professional Development, Research Productivity



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