Date of Award

Spring 3-9-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

PhD Higher Education Leadership, Management, Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Richard Blissett, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Al Galloway, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D.


diversity, Applied Behavior Analysis, multiculturalism, diversity training, faculty, higher education


The topic of training in diversity and multiculturalism in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) has only been discussed within recent years. Minimal research has examined this topic particularly within the scope of training at the graduate level in higher education. Therefore, this paper focuses on examining full time ABA faculty perceptions of multiculturalism and diversity training within their own graduate programs. Furthermore, this paper also presents a call to action related to diversity issues in the field of ABA in terms of graduate students and graduate preparation training and curriculum.