Faculty & Staff
Kimberly Crosland, PhD, BCBA-D
ABA and child welfare; behavioral assessment; caregiver training; developmental disabilities
Dr. Kimberly Crosland is a Professor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral Level in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program in the Child and Family Studies Department at the University of South Florida. She has a Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis from the University of Kansas. Dr. Crosland over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing training and interventions with a variety of populations including individuals with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, and children within child welfare settings. She was the research director for the Behavior Analysis Services Program (BASP) from 2006 thru 2008, which was a statewide behavior analytic initiative to provide training and technical support for children in foster. Prior to coming to USF, she was a clinician at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Hospital where she provided treatment evaluations for children who were displaying severe challenging behaviors.
She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for a funded Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant to develop a modular based intervention approach for teachers in classes with students with emotional and behavioral disorders. She was also the PI for two other federal research grants, one funded by IES to develop an assessment and intervention model for decreasing runaway behavior and improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care displaying emotional and behavioral difficulties and the other funded by the NIH-NICHD’s small business innovation research program to move the runaway intervention model to an on-line platform. She is currently a co-investigator on two master’s level personnel preparation grants funded through OSEP, U.S. Department of Education. One of these grants is specifically designed to train students to work with children with emotional and behavioral disorders in the classroom while the other is training students to work with children with autism spectrum disorder. She has expertise in the areas of behavioral assessment, functional assessment, single case research design, and evidence-based behavioral interventions. She has conducted clinical work, teacher training, and research in a variety of settings including intensive in-patient, clinic, educational settings, short-term group facilities, long term group homes and residential placements, and caregiver homes.
Dr. Crosland’s professional interests are in the areas of behavioral assessment, teacher and caregiver training, child welfare interventions, school-based intervention, and developmental disabilities. She enjoys teaching behavior analysis and working with students to develop and implement community-based research projects.