Professor of Behavioural Psychology, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Mark R. Dixon, BCBA-D is a Professor and Coordinator of the Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program at Southern Illinois University. For the past five years he has also served as the Director of an SIU initiative (Behavioral Consultant Group) to infuse behavior analysis within schools, alternative education, and residential facilities serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Mark also runs a behavioral therapy clinic (Project HEALTH) for persons suffering from problem gambling or obesity. Dr. Dixon has published 3 books, over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, and delivered over 300 presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Dixon is recognized as one of the most skilled programmers of behavior analysis research and data collection systems worldwide. His software has been distributed across many countries and has been translated into foreign languages. Mark has been the Editor of the peer-reviewed journals Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine and Analysis of Gambling Behavior. He is also a former Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Mark’s research and/or expert opinions have been featured in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, National Public Radio, This American Life, and local affiliates of ABC, CBS, PBS, and the Southern Illinoisan. Most recently Dr. Dixon has starting directing an animal learning laboratory to the BAT Program to allow for nonhuman research that models the applied challenges of brain injury, dementia, and autism.

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    Professor of Behavioural Psychology, Southern Illinois University