Program Director

Karen Lionello-DeNolf, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA
Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
Phone: (508) 767-7498
Office: Kennedy Hall, Room 144

Dr. Lionello-DeNolf earned a doctoral degree from Purdue University. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She has more than a decade of experience conducting research in experimental and applied behavior analysis, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), developmental disabilities, and relational learning with colleagues from the Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has led NIH-funded research projects investigating language and other deficits in autism, and her work has been published in leading journals, such as Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and The Psychological Record. The overarching goal of her recent research has been to increase functional communication skills that are necessary for individuals with limited language ability to effectively use augmentative and alternative communication devices. Dr. Lionello-DeNolf is a former associate editor for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and currently serves as associate editor for The Psychological Record.