Benjamin Mauro, Ph.D.

Ben Mauro 

Department:  Applied Behavior Analysis
Rank, Program
: Associate Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis

Contact Info:   
Email: [email protected]                       
Phone:  301.706.1848 (c)
:  Skype (bmauro01), By Appointment

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (Behavior Analysis), Temple University
    • Dissertation:  Pavlovian-operant interactions in self control.
  • M.A., Psychology, Temple University
    • Thesis:  Enhancing self control by fading along the dimension of shock delay
  • B.A., Psychology, Temple University

Professional Education Certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Certification # 1-00-0337
  • Licensed Applied Psychologist, Commonwealth of Virginia, License #0811000970

Courses Taught:

  • ABA 501  Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 510  Clinical Practicum in ABA I
  • ABA 513  Clinical Practicum in ABA IV
  • ABA 605  Research and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 511  Clinical Practicum in ABA II
  • ABA 610  Advanced Topics in ABA
  • ABA 615  Research Seminar in ABA  


  • Assessment and treatment of noncompliance
  • Preference assessment and reinforcer identification
  • Behavioral momentum and treatment of challenging behavior
  • Factors influencing self-control
  • Learned helplessness and hopelessness
  • Application of the matching law to applied matters
  • Translational research in basic and applied behavior analysis
  • Systems approach to parent training, skills generalization, treatment integrity, and behavioral reliability


  • Presentations at National/ International Conferences and Published Scientific Research
  • Presenter or co-presenter on twenty-four presentations at national and international conferences such as the American Psychological Association, Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychonomic Society, Eastern Psychological Association
  • Author or co-author on fourteen research articles published in scientific journals such as Learning and Motivation, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Animal Learning and Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and The Behavior Analyst
  • Co-author on book chapter entitled Quantification of individual differences in self-control
  • Appearance in  four proceedings published in the Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society (2), and the Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (2)

Editorial Positions

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Behavioural Processes
  • Awards, Honors, and Membership in Honorary Societies
  • Psi Chi, National Psychology Honors Society
  • Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Research on Self-Control in Aversive Situation,
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Thaddeus L. Bolton Dissertation Award, Temple University
  • Professional Memberships
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
  • American Psychological Association
  • Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
  • Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis


  • Developing a Moodle class for inclusion in future Veteran’s Week activities called, The Cessation of War
  • Directing efforts to develop an online virtual ABA laboratory called the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis Laboratory (CabaLab) that is dedicated to promoting student involvement in publishable-quality ABA research
  • Collaborating with other faculty on the developing and launching of a virtual ABA Clinic (CabaClinic) at the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis to include services such as Resources and Referral Services, Parent Training in Applied Behavior Analysis, and ABA Consultation for Parents (Online Blog)
  • Plan to maintain a resource booth for the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis at the 2011 ABAI Autism Conference held in Washington, DC
  • Seeking organizational membership for the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis within the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International

Partnerships:  Founder and Director of Positive Behavioral Dynamics, LLC (a for-profit organization providing behavior-analytic services for children with autism and related disorders within the Maryland Capital Region)


Personal:  Enjoy family, billiards, tennis, model trains, travel, Wii Sports