Generic Profile Picture James Luiselli, EdD, BCBA-D



  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
  • Ethics and Professional Behavior

Research and Practice Interests

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Professional Training
  • Performance Management
  • Single-Case Research Design
  • Research Dissemination

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider (Massachusetts)
  • Diplomate in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology (ABPP)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA)


  • 1996 - Ranked as one of the "Top 50" published researchers in the field of applied behavior analysis for the period 1974-1994 (The Behavior Therapist, 19, 141-142)
  • 2000 - Ranked as one of the “Top 25” published researchers in the field of developmental disabilities for the period 1979-1999 (Research in Developmental Disabilities, 21, 257-261)
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 editions
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002-2003 edition
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2003-2004 edition
  • 2001 - Listed in Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century, International    Biographical Centre, United Kingdom
  • 2005 - Listed in Contemporary Authors
  • 2011 - Listed in The Writers Directory-30th Edition

Publications and Presentations

Representative publications

Cei, A., & Luiselli, J. K. (Guest Editors) (2017). Sports, exercise, and physical health among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. International Journal of Sport Psychology.

Goings, K., Carr, L., Maguire, H., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2018). Improving classroom appearance and organization through a supervisory performance improvement intervention. Behavior Analysis in Practice. Published online: 08 November 2018.

Luiselli, J. K. (2018). Behavioral consultation to educational and treatment settings. Elsevier/Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K.  (Guest Editor) (2018). Health and wellness of persons with intellectual disability. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, in press.

Luiselli, J. K., & Ricciardi, J. N. (2017). Applied behavior analysis and treatment of violence and aggression. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of violence and aggression. New York: John Wiley & Sons Publisher.

Luiselli, J. K. (2018). Organizational behavior management applications in human services programs. In B. Wine & J. Pritchard (Eds.), Organizational behavior management: The essentials (pp. 340-363). Orlando, FL: Hedgehog Publishers.

Shlesinger, A., Bird, F., Duhanyan, K., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2018). Evaluation of a comprehensive health-wellness intervention on weight and BMI of residential students with neurodevelopmental disorders. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders2, 425-432.

Luiselli, J. K. (2015). Rumination disorder. In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Luiselli, J. K. (2015). Review of behavioral training and performance management interventions with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) care-providers. International Journal of Behavior Analysis and ASD, 1, 9-17.

Luiselli, J. K. (2016). Behavioral health promotion and intervention in intellectual and developmental disabilities. New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K. (2016). Health and welness. In N. N. Singh (Ed.), Clinical handbook of evidence-based practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities. New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K., & Fisher, A. J. (2016). Computer and web-based innovations in psychology, special education, and health. New York: Elsevier-Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K. (2017). Applied behavior analysis advanced guidebook. New York: Elsevier-Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K., Sperry, J., Draper, C., & Richards, C. (2017). parent-guradian evaluation of physical restraint among adults with intellectual disability: A social validiy assessment. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1, 73-78.

Luiselli, J. K., Worthen, D., Carbonell, L., & Queen, A. (2017). Social validity assessment of mindfulness education and practices among high school students. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 33, 124-135.

More than 200 presentations at professional conferences, workshops, and continuing education seminars.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Director of Clinical Development and Research, Melmark New England
  • Associate Editor, Behavior Analysis in Practice
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
  • Board of Editors, Clinical Case Studies
  • Board of Editors, Education and Treatment of Children
  • Board of Editors, Mindfulness
  • Board of Editors, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Senior Vice President, Applied Research, Clinical Training, and Peer Review, May Institute, Randoplh, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Community Engagement

  • Consultant to public and private schools and organizations