Assistant Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis
Ph.D., Psychology (Learning Processes/Behavior Analysis), The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
Dissertation: Peer Pyramidal Training: Effects on Direct Support Staff Teaching Skills and Generalization of Trainer Skills
M.Phil., Psychology, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
M.A., Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York
B.A., Psychology/Special Education, Clark University
Professional Education Certifications
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (#1-04-2099, in Professional Certifications)
Licensed Behavior Analyst, New York State: License #: 001251-1
- ABA 501: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
- ABA 510: Clinical Practicum in ABA I
- ABA 513: Clinical Practicum in ABA IV
- ABA 525: Social, Communication, and Play Skills in Children with ASD
- ABA 601: Professional Practice in Applied Behavior Analysis
- ABA 610: Advanced Topics in ABA
Pyramidal staff training
Improving staff performance using behavior-skills training
Decreasing restrictive interventions
Finn, L. L. & Davis, C. (2015). Creating Interactive Video Lectures to Increase Student Engagement. Workshop presented at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference; New Orleans, LA.
Reinecke, D., & Finn, L. L. (2015). Video lectures in online graduate education: Relationship between use of lectures and outcome measures. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 14, 113-121. Retrieved from http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol14/JITEV14ResearchP113-121Reinecke0439.pdf
Finn, L. L. (2014). Pyramidal peer training: Effects on direct support staff teaching skills and generalization of trainer skills. Symposium presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy, 35th annual conference; Amherst, MA.
Finn, L. L. (2014) Safety in Numbers: Making Behavioral Measurement Work For You. Workshop presented at the Sage Colleges 2nd annual autism conference; Troy, NY.
Finn, L. L., & Kennedy-Brill, K. (2013). Using Collaborative Partnerships to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Workshop presented at the NYSATE / NYACTE Annual Fall Conference; Saratoga Springs, NY.
Finn, L. L., & Lipton-O’Connor, J. (2013). DSM-5: What do the upcoming changes to ASD mean? Workshop presented at The Sage Colleges 1st annual Autism conference; Albany, NY.
Reinecke, D., & Finn, L. L. (2012). Effective Strategies in Online Education. Workshop presented at the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, 23rd annual conference; Saratoga Springs, New York
Finn, L. L., & Sturmey, P. (2009) The effect of peer-to-peer training on staff interactions with adults with dual diagnosis. Research in Developmental Disabiliites, 30, 96-106.
Finn, L. L., & Sturmey, P. (2009) An analysis of the distribution and social antecedents of restrictive behavioural practices in a community day service for adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 103-222.
Editorial Board, International Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Developed and maintain the CABA Student Mentor Program
Member of The Sage Colleges Program Review Committee
Member of The Sage Colleges Online Review Committee
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Behavior Modification
Lives in southern New Hampshire with husband and son.
Enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and collecting and selling antiques.