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Joshua Jessel
Position: Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis, Western New England University
M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, University of Maryland
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ Queens College
Research Interests: Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Behavioral Intervention, Functional Assessment, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Problem Behavior
Joshua Jessel is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of New York. In addition to teaching graduate level courses in Applied Behavior Analysis on the Queens College campus, Dr. Jessel directs a university-based clinic for children who exhibit problem behavior. The clinic provides free assessment and treatment services for families in need and serves as an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate level students to receive experience in cutting edge research. Dr. Jessel’s current research interests involve (a) developing safe and efficient methods of assessing problem behavior of those diagnosed with autism and other related developmental disorders and (b) evaluating different function-based treatments informed by those assessments. In addition, his translational research in the human-operant laboratory is designed to analyze basic behavioral processes to improve behavioral concerns of social significance.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
Courses Taught
  • Developmental Disabilities II: Functional Assessment
  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Measurement and Applied Project I & II
  • Seminary in Selected Topics in Psychology: Verbal Behavior
  • Autism
Selected Publications