M.S. and Ph.D., Florida State University
Behavior analytic applications in schools
Applying the science to populations that are relatively underserved by the field
Jennifer L. Austin, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences within the applied behavior analysis program. She has worked as a behavior analytic researcher and clinician for over 20 years. Her research and clinical interests have focused primarily on behavior analytic applications in schools, as well as applying our science to populations that are relatively underserved by the field, including prisoners, children in mainstream education, and children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Austin received her Ph.D. from Florida State University under the supervision of Dr. Jon Bailey. Before coming to Georgia State University, she was a professor of psychology and head of behavior analysis at the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom.
In 2020, she received a Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) award for her contributions to the international development of behavior analysis.
She is a former president of the UK Society for Behavior Analysis and a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice.
Rajaraman, A., Austin, J. L., Gover, H. C., Cammilleri, A. P., Donnelly, D. R., & Hanley, G. P. (2022). On trauma-informed applications of behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 55(1), 40-61. http://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.881
Groves, E. A., May, R. M., Rees, R., & Austin, J. L. (2021). Adapting the Good Behavior Game for special education classrooms. Psychology in the Schools. Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22496 (invited)
Joslyn, R. P., Austin, J. L., Donaldson, J. M., & Vollmer, T. R. (2020). A practitioner’s guide to the Good Behavior Game. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 20, 219-235.
Angelakis, I., Austin, J. L., & Gooding, P. (2020). Association of childhood maltreatment with suicide behaviors among young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Network Open, 3(8), e2012563-e2012563.
Angelakis, I., Austin, J. L., & Gooding, P. A. (2020). Childhood maltreatment and suicide attempts in prisoners: A systematic meta-analytic review. Psychological Medicine, 50, 1-10.
Groves, E. A., & Austin, J. L. (2020). Examining adaptations of the Good Behavior Game: A comparison of known and unknown criteria for winning. School Psychology Review, 49, 74-84.
Joslyn, R. P., Donaldson, J. M., Austin, J. L., & Vollmer, T. R. (2019). The Good Behavior Game: A brief review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 811-815.
Groves, E. A., & Austin, J. L. (2019). Does the Good Behavior Game evoke negative peer pressure? An analysis in primary and secondary school classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 52, 3-16.