Kathleen Marano, M.A., BCBA

Doctoral Student

Kathleen Marano is a doctoral student in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Caldwell University. She obtained her M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Caldwell University. She completed her supervised fieldwork at Caldwell University’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, where she implemented skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs and gained clinical experience in center, home, and school settings. Her research interests include staff training, increasing instructional efficiency, and interventions focusing on health and fitness. Kathleen is a member of the Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis and Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Jacqueline Carrow, M.S., BCBA

Doctoral Student

Jacqueline Carrow has focused her career helping individuals with autism and related developmental disorders in clinical, home, and school settings since 2009. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is currently pursing her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University. Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology from Boston University and Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Northridge. Her research interests include the use of assistive technology, early social learning, safety skills, and parent education. Jacqueline has published in the Behavioral Development Bulletin and held the volunteer coordinator position on the California Association for Behavior Analysis board in 2016.

Alexandra Campanaro, M.A., BCBA

Doctoral Student

Alexandra M. Campanaro is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. Alexandra graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Lafayette College in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology. Since June of 2015, she has served as both an instructor and graduate assistant at the Caldwell University Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis where she has developed and implemented skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs. Her research interests include staff training, developing effective teaching strategies for children with developmental disabilities, and choice making. Alexandra is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Student Association of Applied Behavior Analysis, and the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis.

Samantha Breeman

Doctoral Student

Samantha Breeman earned her Master of Arts degree in Teaching from The College of New Jersey, where she also received the Anne Shenkle Award for Excellence in Strategy Instruction. She holds teaching certifications in elementary education, special education, and middle school literature and language arts. Currently, Samantha is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Caldwell University. She completed her supervised fieldwork at Caldwell’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (CAABA) and has experience working with learners diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities in home, school, and recreational settings. Her research interests include the effects of procedural integrity manipulations, staff training, and the reduction of interfering behaviors. Samantha has served as the president of Caldwell’s Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (SAABA) chapter.

Ashley Kemmerer, M.S., BCBA

Doctoral Student

Ashley R. Kemmerer, M.S. BCBA, LBS received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Northeastern University and her Master of Science in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and autism from The Sage Colleges. Ashley is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis at Caldwell University, studying under Dr. Jason Vladescu. She has been working in the field of ABA for nine years and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2012. Ashley has spent her time as a practicing BCBA working with children and adolescents with various diagnoses in school, home and residential settings. She also has experience providing feeding therapy to children and adolescents in the home over the last three years. Ashley’s current research interests include stimulus control, skill acquisition, and generalization.   

Bryan Rickoski

Master's Student

Bryan R. Rickoski is a Life-Skills Coach at Somerset Learning Institute's Center for Career Advancement in Bedminster Township, NJ. He is a master's student in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Caldwell University and obtained his B.A. in Psychology from Caldwell University. He completed his supervised fieldwork at Caldwell University's Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and has experience working with learners diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in center, home, and public settings. Bryan’s current research interests include increasing instructional efficiency, staff training, and matrix training.

Kasey Nippes

Master's Student

Ms. Nippes graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Autism Behavioral Studies and a minor in Education. There she worked with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at St. Joseph’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Caldwell University under the mentorship of Dr. Jason Vladescu. Ms. Nippes is gaining clinical experience providing ABA services to individuals diagnosed with ASD at Caldwell’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Ms. Nippes’ research interests include severe problem behavior, developing safety skills, and staff training. She is a member of the Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (SAABA), the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Katie Romer

Master's Student

Christina Song

Master's Student

Tina Song graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. She has experience using the principles of applied behavior analysis with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities in school, home, and group home settings. She is currently furthering her experience at Caldwell University’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Tina’s research interests include programming for generalization, teaching functional communication to decrease problem behavior, and using applied behavior analysis outside the Autism field. She is a student member of Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Alec Schunk

Master's Student

Alec M. Schunk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at McDaniel College where he also earned a Masters of Science degree in Human Services Management. He previously worked as a house manager in an Alternative Living Unit overseeing a home for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, Alec is pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University and works in the Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Alec’s interests include differential reinforcement, reduction of problem behavior, and parent training. Alec is a member of the Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Patrice S. Garrison, MSW, CSSW

Master's Student

Patrice S. Garrison, MSW, CSSW received her Bachelor of Science in social work from Kean University and her Master of Science in social work from The Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Patrice is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. She has worked in the field of school social worker for six years providing individualized and group counseling to typically developing learners as well as individuals with developmental and learning disabilities. Patrice has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis for six years and has spent her time as a Behavior Specialist providing in-home ABA services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is a member of the Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis. Her current research interests include severe problem behavior, classroom management, and staff training. 

Jenny-Lee A. Aciu

Master's Student

Jenny-Lee A. Aciu graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. At the Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, she is gaining clinical experience while working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Jenny-Lee’s research interests include the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, organizational behavior management, and pediatric feeding disorders. She is the secretary for the Student Association for Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University, a member of Association for Behavior Analysis International, and a part of the Behavioral Medicine and Organizational Behavior Management SIGs.

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