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Dr. Michael Kranak, BCBA-D

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Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Child Studies
Special Education Program
Director of Research, Center for Autism

Office: 430J Pawley Hall
Phone: (304) 374-5150
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Psychology and Pediatrics (2020)
  • Western Michigan University: PhD in Psychology and Behavior Analysis (2019)
  • The Ohio State University: MA in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (2016)
  • West Virginia University: BA in Psychology (2014)

Professional Experiences

  • Behavioral and educational consultant for several school districts 
  • Behavioral consultant for diagnostic clinics 
  • Independent severe behavior consultant for several ABA clinics

Research Interests

  • Translational and applied investigations of relapse 
  • Assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior
  • Staff and caregiver training 
  • Diversity and bias in publication processes

Courses Recently Taught

  • SE 6571: Behavioral Assessment
  • SE 6573: Research Methods in ABA 
  • SE 6569: Foundations in ABA
  • SE 6643: Human Motivation/Behavior and Organizations
  • SE 6641: Counseling Issues in Special Needs

Human Development and Child Studies

Human Development and Child Studies
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242