Peer-Reviewed Publications  

Kestner, K. M., Diaz-Salvat, C. C., St. Peter, C. C., & Peterson, S. M. (In Press). Assessing the repeatability of resurgence in humans: Implications for the use of within-subject designs. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.477 [[View here]]

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Eldridge, R. R., & Peterson, L. D. (2018). Considerations of baseline classroom conditions in conducting functional behavior assessments in school settings. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-018-0269-1 [[View here]]

Kestner, K. M., Romano, L. M., St. Peter, C. C., & Mesches (2018). Resurgence following response cost in a human-operant procedure. The Psychological Record, 68, 81-87.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-018-0270-7

Kestner, K. M. (2017). More Language Arts, math, and science for students with severe disabilities by D. M. Browder & F. Spooner (review). Education and Treatment of Children, 40(3). 419-424.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., & Wacker, D. P. (2017). Introduction to the special section on resurgence. Education and Treatment of Children, 40, 1-6.

Peterson, S. M., Frieder, J. E., Quigley, S. P., Kestner, K., Smith, S. L., Dayton, E., Brower-Breitwieser, C, & Goyal, M. (2017). Concurrent schedules of reinforcement as “challenges” to maintenance. Education and Treatment of Children, 40, 57–76.

Kestner, K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2017). A review of resurgence in humans. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 1-17.

Newhouse-Oisten, M., Kestner, K. M., & Frieder, J. (2016). An Evaluation of Modified Exposure Therapy for a Child Diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Behavior Analysis Research and Practice, 16, 147-155. 

Kestner, K. M., Redner, R., Watkins, E., & Poling, A. (2015). The effects of punishment on resurgence in laboratory rats. The Psychological Record, 65, 315-321.

Esch, J. W., Mahoney, A. M., Kestner, K. M., LaLonde, K. B., & Esch, B. E. (2013). Echoic and self-echoic responses in children. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 29, 117-123.

Weeden, M., Porter, L. K., Durgin, A., Redner, R. N., Kestner, K. M., Costello, M., Cleary, K., Edwards, T. L., Hayes, S. M., & Poling, A. (2010). Reporting of medication information in applied studies of people with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 108-111.

Normand, M. P., Kestner, K. M., & Jessel, J. (2010). An analysis of treatment failure with the high-p instruction sequence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 735-738.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Kestner, K. M., & St. Peter, C. C. (In Press). Functional analysis and challenging behavior. In Dr. Cheryl McNeil, Ms. Lauren Quetsch (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Springer.

Peterson, S. M., Morris, C., Kestner, K. M., Quigley, S, Aljadeff-Abergel, E., & Goetz, D. B. (In Press). Applied behavior analysis: Foundations and applications. In C. McNeil, L. Quetsch, & C. M. Anderson (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Springer.

St. Peter, C. C., Pence, S. T., Kestner, K. M. (2017). Consultation practices: Multidisciplinary settings. In Applied Behavior Analysis: Advanced Guidebook.

Conference Presentations

Kestner K. M., St. Peter, C. C., & Stephens, C. (2018, May). Outcomes of Fluency-Based Practice: Using Say All Fast a Minute Every Day Shuffled (SAFMEDS) With College Students. In Bulla, A. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Instructional Strategies to Promote Active and Meaningful Learning in Higher Education. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: San Diego, CA.

Kestner K. M. (2016, May). Promoting Effective Communication with Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders and Behavior Disorders in Schools. Symposium Discussant at ABAI Annual Conference: Chicago, IL.

Kestner K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2016, May). The Effects of Phase 2 Manipulations on Resurgence. In Nighbor T. N. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—From the Lab to Practice: Variations on the Resurgence Procedures and Their Implications. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Chicago, IL.

Kestner K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2015, October). The Effects of Varied Reinforcement Schedule Parameters on Resurgence. In Dickinson, C. A. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Behavioral Resurgence: Transnational Research and Application. Paper presented at The Berkshire Association For Behavior Analysis And Therapy: Amherst, MA.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., & St. Peter, C. C. (2015, May). The effects of reinforcement schedule density for alternative behavior on resurgence. In Foreman, A. (Chair), Experimental arrangements and reinforcer variables affecting resurgence. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX.

Kestner, K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2015, February). The effects of differential schedule density on reemergence of a previously reinforced response. Paper presented at Western Michigan University Research Day 2015: Kalamazoo, MI.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Lalonde, K. B., Quigley, S. P., & Fodrocy, S. J. (2013, May). Concurrent schedules of reinforcement and manipulation of break quality: Effects on communication, compliance, and problem behavior. In Cooper-Brown, L. J. (Chair), Evaluation and treatment of problem behavior using quality of reinforcement variations. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Minneapolis, MN.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Quigley, S., & Ryland, L. (2013, February). Applied behavior analysis:  What is it, how does it work, and how to become board certified? Paper presented at Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards Conference: Lansing, MI.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Quigley, S. P., & Lalonde, K. B., (2013, February). Concurrent schedules of reinforcement and manipulation of break quality: Effects on problem behavior, mands, and compliance. Paper presented at Western Michigan University Research Day 2013: Kalamazoo, MI.  

Peterson, S. M., Kestner, K. M., & Davis, C. A. (2012, February). Considerations in performing functional analyses in school settings. Paper presented at Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI.

Kestner, K. M., Redner, R., Steele, J., & Poling, A. D. (2012, May). Reducing unwanted resurgence: A translational approach. In Kestner, K. M. (Chair), Translational research: Toward clinical applications through experimental analyses of behavior. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Seattle, WA.

Redner, R., Kestner, K. M., & Poling, A. D. (2012, May). Punishment-induced resurgence. In Kestner, K. M. (Chair), Translational research: Toward clinical applications through experimental analyses of behavior. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Seattle, WA.

Poster Presentations

Ozga-Hess, J. E., Oliver, A., Katz, B., & Kestner, K. (2018, Oct). Reinforcer Quality and Resurgence. Poster presented at Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Annual Convention, Chatanooga, TN.

Diaz-Salvat, C., St. Peter, C. C., & Kestner, K. M. (2017, May). Effects of Treatment-Phase Durations on Subsequent Resurgence. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Diaz-Salvat, C., St. Peter, C. C., & Kestner, K. M. (2016, Oct) Effects of Varied Alternative-Reinforcement Durations on Subsequent Resurgence. Poster presented at Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Annual Convention, Winston-Salem, NC.

Newhouse, M., Kestner, K. M., & Frieder, J. E. (2013, May). Effects of exposure therapy for a child diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified. Poster presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. Poser re-presented at Michigan Autism Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.

Aljadeff-Abergel, Elian, Kestner, K. M., & Schenk, Y. (2012, August). Making recycling clear and easy: The effects of prompts and response effort interventions. Poster presented at ABAI Behavior Change for a Sustainable World, Columbus, OH.

Mahoney, A. M., Esch, J, W., Esch, B. E., Kestner, K. M., & La Londe, K. (2011, May). A description of echoic and self-echoic responses in preschool children. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Bennett, J. A., Kestner, K. M., & Pietras, C. J. (2011, May). A response-bout analysis of rat lever-press responding for milk reinforcers: Implications for elucidating mechanisms of drug action. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Kestner, K. M., Brott, N. M., Whalmsley, C., & Fuqua, R. W. (2011, May). The statement of contingency specifying rules preceding functional analysis test conditions. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Kestner, K. M., Normand, M. P., & Jessel, J. (2010, February). Functional analysis and treatment of escape maintained noncompliance. Poster presented at California Association for Behavior Analysis, Western Regional Conference, Irvine, CA.

Kestner, K. M., Normand, M. P., & Jessel, J. (2009, May) An analysis of treatment failure with the high-p instruction sequence. Poster presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Kestner, K. M., Jessel, J., & Normand, M. P. (2008). An Evaluation of the high-p instruction sequence with and without extinction on noncompliant behavior of children. Poster presented at the Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, Stockton, CA.