Dr.  Leslie Neely

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology  -  Behavior Analysis



     

Biography


Dr. Neely is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Coordinator for the Department's Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Dr. Neely is a also a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and serves as the UTSA Director of the San Antonio Applied Behavior Analysis Research Consortium (https://sites.google.com/view/saaba/home). She earned a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engingeering from UT-Austin, and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (emphasis in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (emphasis in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) from Texas A&M University. Dr. Neely’s research focuses on the application of applied behavior analysis to the functional assessment and treatment of challenging behavior for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Her research also evaluates ways to improve the acquisition and sustained use of evidence-based practices by parents, teachers, and other interventionists working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She is currently PI for Project PLAAY (Parent-Led Autism treatment for At-risk Young infants and toddlers).