Faculty

​Michael Hixson, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Position: School Faculty 
Department: Psychology 
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 224, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
Phone: 989-774-6462
Email: hixso1md@cmich.edu
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Research Interest: Dr. Hixson’s primary research has been in the areas of curriculum-based measurement and academic interventions. He is interested in the study of learning and behavior problems from a behavior analytic perspective. A particular area of interest is in how previous learning affects later learning.

Deborah Grossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Position: BCBA Faculty
Department: Psychology
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 179, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3974
Email: gross1dl@cmich.edu

Research Interest: Dr. Grossett has published journal articles in behavior analysis, behavioral pharmacology, and developmental disabilities and a book chapter on single-subject research design. She has provided several presentations on a variety of topics including applied behavior analysis, behavioral pharmacology, behavior therapy, aging, and developmental disabilities.

 

Sharon Bradley-Johnson, Ed.D.

Position: School Faculty, Director of CALL 
Department: Psychology 
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 232, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
Phone: 989-774-6480
Email: johns1sb@cmich.edu
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Research Interest: Dr. Bradley-Johnson’s primary research interest is in cognitive assessment and intervention for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Another interest is in psychoeducational assessment of children with vision, hearing, motor, and cognitive disabilities, particularly for the youngest children. In addition, she is interested in the technical adequacy of Curriculum-Based Measurement and DIBELS. 

Carl Johnson, Ph.D.

Position: Experimental Faculty 
Department: Psychology 
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 234, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
Phone: 989-774-6493
Email: johns1cm@cmich.edu
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Research Interest: Dr. Johnson’s specialty areas include behavioral pediatrics and organizational behavior management. He has published empirically-supported research on sleep disorders in infants, children, and college students as well as positive behaviors involving children with disabilities. His research in organizations emphasizes training and reinforcement to manage employee behavior in diverse settings.

Mark Reilly, Ph.D.

Position: Experimental Faculty 
Department: Psychology 
Campus Address: Health Professions 2176, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
Phone: 989-774-3988
Email: reill1mp@cmich.edu
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Research Interest: Dr. Reilly's research can be described as a merging of the experimental analysis of behavior with mathematical modeling to better understand basic behavioral processes. His research interests include the interplay between operant and respondent conditioning, behavioral variability, drug tolerance, conditioned reinforcement, and animal models of human disorders including drug abuse and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Current research focuses on three areas: sensitivity to reinforcer delay as a measure of impulsivity, the motivational properties of response effort or work, and the environmental determinants of drug action.

Katrina Rhymer, Ph.D.

Position: School Faculty, Program Director, and Licensed Psychologist
Department: Psychology 
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 138, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 
Phone: 989-774-6468
Email: rhyme1kn@cmich.edu
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Research Interest: Dr. Rhymer’s research involves examining academic interventions used with children. The majority of her research has involved examining the explicit timing intervention and the interspersal intervention for mathematics. Currently, Dr. Rhymer is investigating the relationship between empirically-validated academic interventions and general anxiety, test anxiety, and math anxiety.

 

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