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Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Raymond Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA-D

Professor and Director, ABA Program, CFS Associate Chair for Academic Programs

Phone: 813-974-5079
Fax: 813-974-6115
Office: MHC 2332

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Ray Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University in 1985 after completing a predoctoral internship in developmental disabilities and behavioral pediatrics from the Kennedy Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University from 1985 to 2006.

He is currently a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger is a former President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, Behavioral Interventions, Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, and Education and Treatment of Children.

Dr. Miltenberger also has been the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children, an associate editor for Education and Treatment of Children and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a guest associate editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. Dr. Miltenberger's research in applied behavior analysis focuses on teaching safety skills to children and individuals with disabilities, ABA approaches in health, fitness, and sports, analysis and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, and functional assessment and treatment of problem behaviors. He has published over 250 journal articles and chapters, has co-edited a text on analysis and treatment of tics and repetitive behavior disorders, and has written a popular behavior modification textbook, now in its sixth edition and published in six languages.

Dr. Miltenberger, a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the American Association for Advancement of Science, has received a number of awards for his teaching, research, and mentoring.


Recent Publications

Miltenberger, R. G., Cook, J. L., & Baruni, R. R. (in press). Behavioral skills training. In P. Sturmey, R. Lang, & J Luiselli (Eds.), Lifespan treatment of autism spectrum disorder: An evidence-based guide for professionals and families. Oxford University Press

Miltenberger, R., & Schenk, M. (in press). Behavior analysis and sports performance. In J. L. Matson (Ed.). Handbook of applied behavior analysis: Integrating research into practice. Springer.

Miltenberger, R., Baruni, R., & Cook, J. (2022). Foundational principles of ABA. In J. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.). Handbook of autism and developmental disorders (pp. 779-800). Springer.

Miller, B. G., Livingston, C. P., Zerger, H. M., Valbuena, D. A., & Miltenberger, R. G. (2022). Evaluating public posting, goal setting and rewards to increase physical activity in children. Advance online publication. Behavioral Interventions. https://doi:10.1002/bin.1902

Cochrane, E., Miltenberger, R., & Concepcion, A. (2022). Evaluating peer-implemented video feedback to improve weightlifting form. Advance online publication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.949

Gray, H. L., Pang, T., Agazzi, H., Shaffer-Hudkins, E., Kim, E. S., Miltenberger, R., Waters, K., Jimenez, C., & Harris, M., & Stern, M. (2022). A nutrition education intervention to improve eating behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Advance online publication. Contemporary Clinical Trials. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2022.106814

Capalbo, A., Miltenberger, R., & Cook, J. (2022). Training soccer goalkeeping skills: Is video modeling enough? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55(3), 958-970. https://doi:10.1002/jaba.937

Miltenberger, R., & Novotny, M. (2022). Teaching safety skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 6(3), 270-279. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41252-022-00248-8

Baruni, R. R., & Miltenberger, R. G. (2022). Teaching safety skills to children: A discussion of critical features and practice recommendations. Advance online publication. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-021-00667-4

Miltenberger, R., Novotny, M., Maxfield, T., & Baruni, R. (2022). Evaluation of video self-modeling to teach gun safety skills. Behavioral Interventions, 37(3), 690-699.

Mias, J., Dittrich, G., & Miltenberger, R. (2022). Effects of behavioral coaching on physical activity and adherence. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 22(1), 50-65. https://doi.org/10.1037/bar0000230

Deshmukh, S., Miltenberger, R., & Quinn, M. (2022). A comparison of verbal feedback and video feedback to improve dance skills. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 22(1), 66-80. https://doi.org/10.1037/bar0000234

Morosohk, E., & Miltenberger, R. (2022). Using generalization enhanced behavioral skills training to teach poison safety skills to children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(1), 283-290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04938-5

Ortiz, S. M., Deshais, M. A., Miltenberger, R., & Reeve, K. F. (2022). Decreasing nervous habits during public speaking: A component analysis of awareness training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55(1), 230-248. https://doi: 10.1002/jaba.882

Hanashiro-Parson, H. & Miltenberger, R. (2021). An evaluation of token and monetary reinforcement on physical activity exhibited by adults with intellectual disabilities in a group home setting. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 21(3), 184-194.  https://doi.org/10.1037/bar0000215

Miltenberger, R. G., & Cook, J. L. (2021). Strategies for measuring behavior change. In L. Bambara & L. Kern (Eds.), Individualized supports for students with problem behaviors: Designing positive behavior plans (2e) (pp. 173-200). Guilford.

Orner, M., Miltenberger, R., & Maxfield, T. (2021). Evaluating small-scale simulation training of firearm safety to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 36(3), 561-571. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1790

Miltenberger, R., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2021). Applied behavior analysis. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), APA handbook of cognitive behavioral therapy (pp. 649-682). APA Books.

Miltenberger, R., Cook, J., & Novotny, M. (2021). Training and performance management of care providers. In J. Luiselli (Ed.). Applied behavior analysis treatment of violence and aggression in persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities (pp. 169-188). Springer.

Miltenberger, R., Gross, A., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2021). Teaching safety skills to children. In W. Fisher, C. Piazza, & H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis (2e) (pp. 476-489). Guilford.

Petit Frere, P., & Miltenberger, R. (2021). Evaluating a modified behavioral skills training procedure for teaching poison prevention skills to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54(2), 783-792. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.799

Novotny, M., Miltenberger, R., Frederick, K., & Maxfield, T. (2020). An evaluation of parent-implemented web-based behavioral skills training for firearm safety skills. Behavioral Interventions, 35(4), 498-507. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1728

Heinicke, M., Stiede, J., Miltenberger, R., & Woods, W. (2020). Reducing risky behavior with habit reversal: A review of behavioral strategies to reduce habitual hand-to-head behaviors. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(3), 1225-1236. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.745

Miltenberger, R., Sanchez, S., & Valbuena, D. (2020). Pediatric prevention: Teaching safety skills. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 67(3), 573-584. DOI:10.1016/j.pcl.2020.02.011

O’Neill, K., & Miltenberger, R. (2020). The effects of behavioral skills training on shot performance in field hockey. Behavioral Interventions, 35(3), 392-401. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1717

Miltenberger, R. G., Stiede, J., Woods, D. W., Himle, M. (2020). Tic disorders and trichotillomania. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Functional analysis in clinical treatment 2e (pp. 177-198). Elsevier.

Miltenberger, R., Novotny, M., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2020). Teaching safety skills to children. In S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.), The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development. Wiley Blackwell. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119171492.wecad090

Krombach, T., & Miltenberger, R.  (2020). The effects of stability ball seating on the behavior of children with autism during instructional activities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 551-559. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04283-8

Quinn, M., Narozanick, T., Miltenberger, R., Greenberg, L., & Schenk, M. (2020). An evaluation of video modeling and video modeling with video feedback to enhance the performance of competitive dancers. Behavioral Interventions 35(1), 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1691

Boyden, D., Miltenberger, R., & Novotny, M. (2020). Evaluating the influence of time of day on activity engagement in persons with dementia. Behavioral Interventions, 35(1), 156-165.   https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1697

Giambrone, J., & Miltenberger, R. (2020). Using video self-evaluation to enhance the performance of competitive dancers. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13(3), 445-453. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-019-00395-w