Advisory Board

Our Professional Advisory Board includes leading authorities in the fields of autism, applied behavior analysis (ABA), special education, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health. These experts review May Institute programs and provide guidance on new developments and best practices.


David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor, Department of Psychology
Founding Director and Director Emeritus
Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Melanie DuBard, Ph.D., BCBA-D
The Bradley School
Providence, Rhode Island

Glen Dunlap, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

George J. DuPaul, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of School Psychology
College of Education, Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Judy E. Favell, Ph.D., BCBA-D
CEO, AdvoServ, Inc.
Mount Dora, Florida

Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Professor of Psychology
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Pennsylvania State University
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health
Boys Town, Nebraska

Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.
Founding Chair, Scientific Council at Organization for Autism Research
Director of Education, Upper School, The McCarton School
New York, New York

Jennifer M. Gillis, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama 

Mark J. Hauser, M.D.
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Forensic Psychiatrist and Research Associate
Program in Psychiatry and the Law
Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts
President, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

Robert Horner, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences
Director, Educational and Community Supports
College of Education, University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Robert L. Koegel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
Director, Koegel Autism Center
The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California
Santa Barbara, California


Karin Lifter, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Counseling and
Applied Educational Psychology
Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts

Brian K. Martens, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Gail G. McGee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Emory Autism Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies
Director, ABA Master's Program
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Raymond G. Romanczyk, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Professor, Department of Psychology

Director, Institute for Child Development

Chair, University Human Subjects Research Review Committee
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences,
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, New York

Alice Shillingsburg, Ph.D.
Director, Integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Monroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Christopher H. Skinner, Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Psychology and Counseling
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

George Sugai, Ph.D.
Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair and Professor of Special Education, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, Center for Behavioral Education and Research
Co-Director, Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

David P. Wacker, Ph.D.
Professor and Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Pediatrics
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care
Iowa City, Iowa

Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Plassman Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
Teachers College, Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana