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Angela Persicke, MA, BCBA

Assistant Director

Angela Persicke received her master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Fresno, and is currently working on obtaining her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She has been conducting applied research with children with autism for over 6 years and obtained her BCBA in 2011.  Her research interests include behavior analysis of complex human behavior (e.g., language, cognition, social skills), dissemination of applied behavior analysis, early intervention and prevention of ASDs, performance management and staff training, and treatment and assessment for underserved populations. Her primary goal is to conduct and disseminate research that directly impacts the lives of all individuals affected by autism.

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Michele Bishop, PhD, BCBA-D

Senior Research Director

Dr. Michele Bishop currently serves as a Senior Research Director and the Director of Outreach and Dissemination for Autism Research Group.  Dr. Bishop has held a variety of positions in the field of behavior analysis, having worked in public schools and home-based and center-based treatment programs with individuals with and without autism and other developmental disabilities.  Her career has included positions as a school psychologist in Orange County, Florida, a behavioral consultant for the UNR Early Childhood Autism Outreach Program in Reno, Nevada, and the Associate Director for the UNR Early Childhood Autism Program for 4 years in Reno, Nevada.  Dr. Bishop is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral and a licensed behavior analyst in Arizona.  She earned an Ed.S. in school psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno under the direction of Dr. Patrick Ghezzi.  Dr. Bishop has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in ABA for the University of Nevada, Reno, Arizona State University, and the Jordan University of Science and Technology and currently serves on the board of directors for the Four Corner Association for Behavior Analysis.  She has presented workshops for parents and clinicians nationally at meetings of the California Association for Behavior Analysis and the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis and internationally at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Dr. Bishop has published research in peer-reviewed journals and written book chapters on topics related to behavior analysis and autism.  Dr. Bishop’s primary professional interests are the treatment of children with autism, improving compliance with medical and dental procedures, examination of basic behavioral processes, staff and parent training, and the dissemination of behavior analysis.

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