Lecturers

Andrea Bowes, BCBA, LABA
B.A., Social Rehabilitation Services, Assumption College
M.S., Behavior Analysis, Simmons College

Professor Bowes has been providing behavior analytic services in public and private school settings since 2004. Her specialization is in the areas of behavioral consultation, training and supervision. She has held positions at Newton Public Schools, Medway Public Schools, Dover Public Schools, Franklin Public Schools and Melmark New England. Professor Bowes is currently an independent Behavioral and Educational Consultant and a BCBA consultant to Lowell Community Charter School.

Dewey DeLisle, BCBA, LABA
B.A., Psychology, State University of New York, Albany
M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern University

Professor DeLisle has nearly a decade of experience providing behavior-analytic services to individuals with developmental disabilities and autism in both school and residential settings. In addition, he has extensive experience training staff on behavior-analytic procedures and providing fieldwork supervision. His research interests include assessment and treatment of inappropriate speech and perseverative behavior and functional communication training. Professor DeLisle is an intern specialist at the New England Center for Children and a doctoral candidate in behavior analysis at Western New England University.

Rachel Farber, BCBA, LABA
B.A., Political Science, University of Florida
M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern University

Professor Farber has an extensive background providing behavior-analytic services to individuals with developmental disabilities as well as conducting behavior-analytic research. She has held clinical positions at the New England Center for Children and has considerable experience as an in-home behavioral consultant. In addition, she served as a research coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shriver Center for several years. Her research interests include assessment and treatment of restricted stimulus control and stimulus overselectivity, error correction strategies, verbal behavior training, and reduction of motor and vocal stereotypy. Professor Farber is the Director of Home Services at Crossroads School and a doctoral candidate in behavior analysis at Western New England University.

Rachel Freedman, BCBA, LABA
B.A., English Literature and Music, Lawrence University
M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, Simmons College
M.S., Psychology (School Psychology emphasis), William James College

Professor Freedman has been utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis to design, implement, and supervise comprehensive skill acquisition programming for learners with developmental disabilities across multiple settings for over a decade. Her expertise illustrates the broad applicability of ABA, as she has overseen educational programming for students with a number of different types of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual impairment, developmental delay, cortical visual impairment, neurological disorders, autism, and ADHD. Professor Freedman is a licensed teacher of students with severe disabilities and is pursuing a license as a special education administrator at Boston University. She has held positions at RCS Behavioral & Educational Consulting, Beacon ABA Services, and Brookline Public Schools. She currently is a consultant at the SEEM Collaborative and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Director for Bellingham Public Schools.

Kelly McConnell, BCBA-D, LABA
B.A., Psychology, University of Florida
M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern University
Ph.D., Behavior Analysis, Western New England University

Dr. McConnell has more than decade of experience implementing and developing behavior-analytic interventions for both adults and children with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings. Before coming to Assumption, she taught graduate level courses on behavior analysis on evaluation, research methods/single-subject design, and ethics for a variety of universities. Her research interests include functional analysis and treatment of challenging behavior. Dr. McConnell is an ACE Training and Implementation Specialist at the New England Center for Children.

Erin Michaud, CCC-SLP, BCBA, LABA
B.A., Communication Disorders, Worcester State University
M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Worcester State University

Professor Michaud’s clinical expertise is in the area of speech and language disorders. She has substantial experience conducting language assessments, developing language intervention curriculum based on the principles of behavior analysis, and program implementation. Her research interests include language assessment, verbal behavior, and incidental teaching. Professor Michaud is Assistant Director of the Speech and Language Department at the New England Center for Children and a doctoral candidate in behavior analysis at Western New England University.