Dr. Dorothea  Lerman

Dr. Dorothea Lerman

Dr. Dorothea Lerman is currently a Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, where she serves as Director of the UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She received her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1995, specializing in the experimental analysis of behavior. Her areas of expertise include autism, developmental disabilities, functional analysis, teacher and parent training, and treatment of severe behavior disorders. Dr. Lerman has published more than 60 research articles and chapters, served as Associate Editor for The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Research in Developmental Disabilities, was the founding Editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She was the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavioral Research Award and the 2001 B.F. Skinner Award for New Researchers.