Ron Lee Ronald Lee, PhD, LABA, BCBA-D

617-327-6777 x2300, Work Space 314B



  • PhD in Psychology, The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
  • MPhil in Psychology, The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
  • MA in Psychology, Queens College, CUNY
  • BA in Psychology and Sociology, Queens College, CUNY


  • Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners
  • Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Research and Practice Interests

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • The experimental analysis of behavior
  • Operant and respondent conditioning
  • Learning theory
  • Developmental disorders and autism
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Response variability
  • Conditioned reinforcement
  • Staff training
  • Curriculum development
  • Translational research

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (Massachusetts)
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (New York State)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral Level

Publications and Presentations

Lee, R., McComas, J., & Jawor, J.  (2002).  The effects of differential and lag reinforcement schedules on varied verbal responding by individuals with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 391-402.

Sturmey, P., Lee, R., Reyer, H., & Robek, A.  (2003).  Assessing preference for staff:  Some pilot data.  Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 103-107.

Sturmey, P., Reyer, H., Lee, R., & Robek, A.  (2003).  Substance-related disorders in persons with mental retardation.  NADD Press.

Sturmey, P., Reyer, H., Lee, R., & Robek, A. (2005).  Applied behavior analysis in N. Cain, G. Holt, P. Davidson, N. Bouras (Eds).  Traning Handbook of Mental Disorders in Individuals with Intellectual Disability.  NADD Press. 

Lee, R. & Sturmey, P.  (2006).  The effects of Lag-1 schedules and preferred materials on variable responding in students with autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36,421-428.

Lee, R., Sturmey, P., & Fields, L.  (2007).  Schedule-induced and operant mechanisms that influence response variability:  A review and implications for future research.  The Psychological Record, 57, 429-455.

Lee, R. & Sturmey, P.  (2014).  The effects of script-fading and a Lag-1 schedule on varied social responding in children with autism.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 440-448.

Bukala, M., Hu, M., Lee, R., Ward-Horner, J., & Fienup, D. M. (2015).  The effects of work schedules on performance and preference in students with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 215-220.

Podcasts or videos

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private practice, Behavior Analysis consultation and supervision.

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Senior Clinical Director, May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Randolph, MA)
  • Clinical Director, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) Day School (Whitestone, NY)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
  • Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy
  • Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis