Current Students

 

 
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Jennifer M. Owsiany, MS

Jennifer M. Owsiany, MS, is a doctoral candidate in the Behavior Analysis program at West Virginia University. She received her B.A. in Psychology (2015) and M.S. in Psychology (2017) from West Virginia University. She has previous experience with conducting skill acquisition research for children with autism spectrum disorders, writing and implementing skill acquisition programs, implementing behavioral interventions and assessments, and training and supervising undergraduate assistants in research and clinic settings. Jenni’s research interests have been focused on behavioral health. Currently, she is working on her dissertation that will investigate the effectiveness of a behavioral intervention package on increasing physical activity in adults. She would like to continue researching behavioral and public health interventions after graduation.

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Kacey R. Finch

Kacey Finch is a first year graduate student in the Behavior Analysis program at West Virginia University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology (2018) from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.  Kacey has applied background working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), Down syndrome, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Broadly, her research interests include severe problem behavior in children, generality, and comorbidity.

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Michael J. Mathews, MA

Mike Mathews is a graduate student in the Behavior Analysis program at West Virginia University. He earned his M.A. in Psychology (2016) from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mike has experience writing and implementing skill acquisition programs and interventions for challenging behavior, as well as training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, in an alternative education setting. Mike's research interests include assessment and intervention for challenging behavior,  skill acquisition, and developing technology to maximize efficiency in applied research and practice.