Plassman Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
About Susan Wilcyznski
Dr. Wilczynski is the Plassman Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. She served as the Executive Director of the National Autism Center, where she chaired the National Standards Project. The National Standards was the largest comprehensive systematic review of the autism treatment literature of its time. Dr. Wilczynski developed the first center-based treatment program in the state of Nebraska while on faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, she supervised the first psychology lab run by a woman in the Psychology department. Dr. Wilczynski has edited multiple books and manuals on evidence-based practice and autism. Most recently, she has published articles related to evidence-based practice and diversity as well as evidence-based practice in non-traditional settings. Dr. Wilczynski has published scholarly works in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Modification, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Educating and Treating Children, and Psychology in the Schools. She currently serves as on the Practice Board for the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Wilczynski is a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst.
Ph.D., Indiana State University, Psychology
M.S., Northern Illinois University, Psychology
B.S., Indiana University Northwest, Psychology
Wilczynski, S. M. (2017). A practical guide to finding treatments that work for people with autism. Elsevier: San Diego.
Wilczynski, S. M. LaBrie, A., Baloski, A., Kaake, A., Marchi, N., & Zoder-Martell, K. (2017). Web-based teacher training and coaching/feedback: A Case Study. Psychology in the Schools, 54(4), 433-445.
McIntosh, C. E., Thomas, C. M., Wilczynski, S., & McIntosh, D. E. (2017). Increasing nursing students' knowledge of autism spectrum disorder by using a standardized patient. Nursing Education Perspectives, 1-3.
Wilczynski, S. M., Henderson, A., Harris, N. R., Kosmala, S. D., & Bostic, J. (2016). Evidence-
based practice, culture, and young children with autism spectrum disorder. Perspectives in Early Childhood Psychology and Education, 1(2), 141-160.
Wilczynski, S. M., Trammell, B., Caugherty, N., Shellabarger, K., & Kaake, A. (2016).
Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Early Childhood Alternative Settings with Children with ASD. Perspectives in Early Childhood Psychology and Education, 1(2), 73-91.