About Sarah Russell


Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
Board Certified Behavior Analyst


Sarah Russell began in the field of Behavior Analysis in 2000 working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina. She has worked in both public and private settings, and has provided services across a number of settings including schools, day cares, clinics, homes, and communities. Sarah currently works as a full-time lecturer with the Russell Sage College Center for Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism and as a consultant for Aspire, LLC. She has been the recipient of South Carolina Autism Society’s Staff Member of the Year, Outstanding Student at Russell Sage College and Outstanding Adjunct at Russell Sage Colleges. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Behavior Analysis.

Courses Taught

  • ABA 501
  • ABA 505
  • ABA 510
  • ABA 520
  • ABA 605
  • ABA 610
  • ABA 615
  • ABA 620

Research Interests

Motivating operations in relation to language acquisition; self-management in relation to online education; social accountability in online education; staff training and supervision; self-control


Mand Acquisition Across Different Teaching Methodologies (Sarah Russell & Dana Reinecke)


“Rates of Language Acquisition Across Different Teaching Methodologies” (Florida Association for Behavior Analysis); “What do you want? How to conduct mind training using motivation” (The Sage Colleges Autism Conference); “Motivation and Mand Training” (New York State Association for Behavior Analysis); “The Use of Technology in Conducting Quality Research in a Distance Format” (Association for Behavior Analysis International); “Registered Behavior Technician Introduction” (Aspire, LLC); “Speech and Language Development for Children with Autism using a Functional Language Approach” (Young Talkers Pediatric Speech); “ABA and Classroom Management ” (School District); “Assessing Different Methodology in Higher Education on Student Learning” (Association for Behavior Analysis International)


Hootie and the Blowfish, reading on the beach, paddle boarding, walking my dogs

Last book read

Coercion and its fallout (Murray Sidman)