Faculty: Ronald Lee, PhD, LABA, BCBA-D

Ron Lee

Ronald Lee, PhD, LABA, BCBA-D

Director, MA in Applied Behavior Analysis

Assistant Professor, School Psychology Department

Phone
617-327-6777 x2300
Location
Work Space 314B
Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
PhD Psychology The Graduate School and University Center
MPhil Psychology The Graduate School and University Center
MA Psychology Queens College
BA Psychology and Sociology Queens College

Courses

  • 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., and 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., and Robek, A. (2003). Assessing preference for staff: Some pilot data. Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 103-107.
  • Sturmey, P., Reyer, H., Lee, R., and Robek, A. (2003). Substance-related disorders in persons with mental retardation. NADD Press.
  • Sturmey, P., Reyer, H., Lee, R., and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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., and 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.

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Private practice, Behavior Analysis consultation and supervision.

Prior 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