Seth Whiting, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Position: BCBA Faculty, Director of Training
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 179, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Research Interest: Dr. Whiting has researched a variety of topics in behavior analysis including choice, gambling, delay discounting, self-control training, verbal behavior, addiction, organizational behavior management, and technology development. Centered on complex behavior, his current interests include the analysis of reinforcement, verbal behavior, and motivating operations in the context of behavioral addictions, evaluation and implementation of the PEAK Relational Training System in autism services, and choice architecture in education, autism services, and gambling settings to facilitate optimal choice.
Christie Nutkins, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-D
Position: BCBA Faculty, Clinic Director
Campus Address: 2520 S. University Park Drive, Building D, CAT Center
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Research Interest: Dr. Nutkin's area of interest include the implementation of ABA principles within school based settings such as promoting more effective methods of conducting functional behavior analysis, use of direct instruction and teaching staff ways to reinforce positive classroom behaviors. An additional focus is examining ways to improve meaningful collaboration between preschool/school & clinical providers of behavior intervention services.
Michael Hixson, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Position: School Faculty, School Psychology Program Director
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 224, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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.
Carl Johnson, Ph.D.
Position: Experimental Faculty
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 234, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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
Campus Address: Health Professions 2176, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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.