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Jane S. Howard, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Jane Howard is a Licensed Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Howard received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Western Michigan University. She is a member of the Psychology Faculty at California State University, Stanislaus where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Howard served as the Co-Coordinator for special education teacher credential training programs at California State University, Stanislaus, from 1980 – 1986. In that capacity she was the Co-author and Project Director of three special education teacher training grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling more than $500,000. She is the Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Direct Instruction, an on-campus clinic at California State University, Stanislaus that serves children with a range of behavioral and academic needs.

Since 1995 she has provided home-based, early intervention services to children and families. Dr. Howard co-authored the Applied Behavior Analysis textbook, Human Behavior: Analysis and Application with Ellen Reese. She is also the co-author of research studies on teaching and language training for children with special needs that have been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. She is the lead author of two outcome studies on early intensive behavior analytic intervention with children published in 2005 and 2014 in the journal of Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Howard has made numerous presentations on language and educational applications of Applied Behavior Analysis, including those designed particularly for children with autism, at national and international conferences including the Association for Behavior Analysis and The American Psychological Association. She served continuously as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Behavior Analyst Board of Directors from 1996-2008. In 2008 Dr. Howard was elected to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board®. She has also been a guest reviewer for The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.