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Dr. Paige McKerchar

Paige M. McKerchar, Ph. D., BCBA-D

Center Director

Department of Psychology, Chair

Research Interests/Specialization: Assessment and treatment of problem behavior and communication deficits exhibited by individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities; early childhood education and early intervention; and staff and caregiver training

(256) 782-5808

pmckerchar@jsu.edu


Dr. Todd McKerchar

Todd L. McKerchar, Ph.D., BCBA-D 

Research Associate

Department of Psychology, Associate Professor

Research Interests/Specialization: Behavioral decision making, hyperbolic discounting, self-control, impulsivity, and risky behavior

(256) 782-5416

tmckerchar@jsu.edu


  
Dr. Stout

Steven C. Stout, Ph. D., BCBA-D

Research Associate

Department of Psychology, Associate Professor

Research Interests/Specialization:Assessment and treatment of problem behavior and communication deficits exhibited by individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities; evidence-based teaching practices; and cue interaction in decision making

(256) 782-8125

sstout@jsu.edu


Makenzie W. Bayles, Ph.D., BCBA

Research Associate

Department of Psychology, Instructor

Research Interests/Specialization: Assessment and treatment of problem behavior and communication deficits exhibited by individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities; early childhood education and early intervention; staff and caregiver training; and evidence-based teaching practices

(256) 782-5809

mbayles@jsu.edu


Courtney Peppers-Owen

Courtney Peppers-Owen,  M.A., BCBA

Research Associate

Department of Learning Skills, Director

Research Interests/Specialization: Direct instruction and precision teaching, especially for teaching developmental college writing, reading, and algebra; and staff, teacher, and graduate student training

(256) 782-5575

cpeppers@jsu.edu


Scott Beckett

Scott Beckett, M.S., BCBA

Research Associate

Department of Learning Skills, Instructor

Research Interests/Specialization: Direct instruction and precision teaching, especially for teaching developmental college algebra

(256) 782-5725

sbeckett@jsu.edu


Carrie Kirk

Carrie Kirk, M.S., BCBA

Research Associate

Department of Psychology,  Coordinator for Academic Readiness and Behavioral Services

Research Interests/Specialization: Assessment and treatment of problem behavior and communication deficits exhibited by individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities; direct instruction and precision teaching with a variety of topics and student populations

(256) 782-5402

ckirk@jsu.edu