Willow Hozella, Ph.D., BCBA
Divisional Director of Clinical Services and Training

Dr. Hozella is responsible for overall delivery and integration of behavior analytic services into learning and behavioral programming within every program setting at May Institute. This includes supervising and coaching to support the development and implementation of universal and individual programming within an Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) framework. 

Prior to joining the May Institute in 2021 as a Clinical Director, Dr. Hozella served as an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network’s Autism Initiative and School Wide Positive Behavior Support Initiative for 12 years, consulting in public school classrooms to train staff to utilize the concepts and principles of ABA in their instructional practice. 

Dr. Hozella received his Board Certification in ABA (BCBA) in 2012, and his Ph.D. in ABA in 2020. His dissertation on using joint control to teach activities of daily living and vocational tasks to students with autism was published in Behavioral Interventions. He has also presented at local and national conferences on a wide array of topics ranging from strategies to reduce problem behavior to teaching complex verbal behavior to individuals with autism.