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Dr. Scott Herbst
Scott Herbst is the founder and president of SixFlex Training and Consulting and the Chief Programming Officer for Inquiry Inc.. He earned his PhD at the University of Nevada, Reno where he focused his studies in organizational systems, Relational Frame Theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He has published in the academic and popular literature in the areas of leadership, performance management, organizational culture, and communication. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Behavior and Social Issues, and a frequent guest-reviewer for other behavioral journals. He has published in both the academic and popular press in the areas of organizational development, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), leadership, and communication. In his current practice, he works with organizations and individuals in the areas of leadership development and communication. His mission is life is that people are free to communicate, that they find themselves and others in communication, and in doing so grow and expand.
Dr. Colin Muething
Dr. Colin Muething is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a psychologist in the Severe Behavior Program at Marcus Autism Center, where he serves as Program Manager of the Intensive Outpatient Program, one of a handful of programs of its kind in the world. He is a past president of the Georgia Association of Behavior Analysis, current chair of the Licensure Committee for Behavior Analysts in Georgia, and serves on four editorial boards, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Muething has been awarded numerous awards for his clinical work and research including Young Alumni awards from both University of Georgia and University of Texas.
Dr. Alice Shillingsburg
Alice Shillingsburg, PhD, BCBA-D, LP is the Yale Family Endowed Professor and Director of the integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. She received her PhD in child clinical psychology at Auburn University. In prior roles, she has served as Sr. Vice President of Children’s Clinical Services and Training at May Institute, Director of the Language and Learning Clinic at Marcus Autism Center, where she was also an Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Shillingsburg’s research and clinical interests involve the development and implementation of comprehensive and focused interventions to promote robust, meaningful skill development for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. She has published over 60 empirical research articles and book chapters, is current Editor-in-Chief of Operants Magazine, and is past Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
Dr. Susan Wilczynski
Dr. Susan Wilczynski is the Plassman Family Distinguished Professor at Ball State University, a licensed psychologist, a board-certified behavior analyst. She earned a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University in 2023 and works to dismantle ableism and other forms of oppression in behavior analysis, education, and psychology. Susan researches diversity-affirming evidence-based practice, which strongly emphasizes social validity and person-centered care. She is the former Coordinator for the ABAI’s Practice Board, served on their Task Force for the Promotion of Quality and Values-Based ABA, and on their Licensing Committee. She currently participates in AUCD’s ABA workgroup. She previously served as the Executive Director of the National Autism Center, where she chaired the first National Standards Project, the most comprehensive systematic review of its time. She developed the first center-based treatment program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Susan has edited and/or written multiple books including the recently released “Postsecondary Transition for College- or Career-Bound Autistic Students.” She anticipates a highlight of 2024 is the release of her next book, A Practical Guide for Finding Interventions that Work for Autistic People: Diversity-affirming evidence-based practice. She has published in numerous journals such as Behavior Analysis in Practice, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, and Psychology in the Schools.
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