Ronald Lee, PhD, LABA, BCBA-D
- Director, Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Assistant Professor, School Psychology Department
- 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)
- Association for Behavior Analysis International
- Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
- Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy
- Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis