Dr.  Leslie Neely

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology



     

Biography


Dr. Neely is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Coordinator for the UTSA Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Dr. Neely is a also a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D).She earned 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.