Cheryl Davis, MS Ed, BCBA

Department: Applied Behavior Analysis

Rank, Program: Lecturer, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis

Contact info:

Email: [email protected]
Skype: cheryljdavis
Phone: 978-505-1220
Office: On-line

Degree Information:

  • Masters I Special Education, Simmons College
  • BCBA Coursework, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor of Science Human Development, University of Connecticut

Professional Education Certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysis
  • Certified Special Education Teacher, MA

Courses Taught:

  • ABA 501 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 505 Behavioral Assessment
  • ABA 511 Clinical Practicum
  • ABA 512 Clinical Practicum
  • ABA 513 Clinical Practicum
  • ABA 520 Interventions in Autism
  • ABA 526 Core Skills in Autism II
  • ABA 601 Professional Practice in ABA
  • ABA 605 Research in ABA
  • ABA 607 Ethics in ABA
  • ABA 610 Advanced Topics in ABA
  • ABA 607 Ethics
  • ABA 615 Research Seminar


Trial-Based Functional Analysis
Preference Assessment Implementation
Fad Treatments
Increasing Social Skills


Recent Publications

  • Zane, T. & Davis, C. (2013). Differential Reinforcement Entries. Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 757-760.
  • Davis, C., Brock, M., McNulty, K., Rosswurm, M., Bruneau, B., & Zane, T. (2010).       Efficiency of Forced Choice Preference Assessment: Comparing Multiple            Presentation Techniques. The Behavior Analyst Today, 10, 440-455.
  • Zane, T., Davis, C. & Rosswurm, M. (2008). The Cost of Fad Treatments in Autism.Journal of Early and Intensive Intervention, 5, 44-56.

Recent Presentations:

  • Davis, C. (2013).  Functional Behavioral Assessment: Conducting function basedassessments for your students. Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, MA.
  • Davis, C. (2013). Aligning IEP Goals and Objectives with The Common Core, Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, MA.
  • Davis, C. (2012). Behavior Management Strategies for Students with Williams      Syndrome, Williams Syndrome Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Davis, C. (2012). Differential Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners.  Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, MA.
  • Davis, C., Brock, M., & Zane, T. (2010).  Trial-based Functional Analysis, Can it meet the Gold Standard?  The Association for Behavior Analysis symposium, San            Antonio, TX.
  • Davis, C., Brock, M., McNulty, K., Rosswurm, M., Bruneau, B., & Zane, T., (2009).       Preference Assessments: Where Have We Been?  Where are We Going? The         Association for Behavior Analysis symposium, Amherst, MA.


  • Member of the CABA lab
  • Developed BACB Supervision Training
  • Member of ABAI, APBA and Mass ABA
  • Mentor special education staff and new BCBA’s in best practices


Cheryl is President of 7 Dimensions Consulting: providing educational and behavioral consultation to public and private schools.

Cheryl enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with her two children, husband and dog.