2023 Fellows of ABAI: Jane Howard

Jane Howard, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst–doctoral level (BCBA-D) and a licensed psychologist (California). In 1996 Dr. Howard co-founded Therapeutic Pathways and The Kendall Centers and currently serves as their Chief Executive Officer. Located in California, these agencies currently provide behavior-analytic treatment to pediatric and adolescent populations, including comprehensive, intensive intervention to more than 400 individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  Dr. Howard is Professor Emeritus (Psychology) at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California, where she taught graduate courses in behavior analysis and child clinical psychology. While at the University she founded The Center for Direct Instruction, an on-campus clinic for children with a range of behavioral and academic needs. Dr. Howard co-authored the textbook Human Behavior: Analysis and Application with Ellen Reese. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is the lead author of two widely cited outcome studies comparing different treatments for autism. Dr. Howard has made numerous presentations at international conferences in China, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Latvia, Romania, and Poland. Dr. Howard has also served on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and is the Past President of its Board of Directors. She is also one of the founding members of The Council of Autism Service Providers and sits on its Board.

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