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Dr. Kevin Luczynski is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been at the forefront of research and clinical practice in applying the science of behavior analysis to promote the prosocial development of individuals with and without disabilities. He treated patients who exhibit severe program behavior on the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a partner with Johns Hopkins Medicine, and concurrently earned his master’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2004-2006). He served as a teacher in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center at the University of Kansas and as a consultant with Head Start classrooms in Springfield Massachusetts, where he earned his doctoral degree under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Hanley at Western New England University (2007-2011). During this time, he also delivered early intensive behavioral intervention to school-aged children receiving services at the New England Center for Children. Over the last decade, he developed a telehealth program and prosocial interactions program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he mentored 10 doctoral students (2012-2022).
Dr. Luczynski has been peer-elected to three consecutive 3-year terms as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (2013-2022). Dr. Luczynski’s frequency of reviewing manuscripts placed him within the top 10 scholars who reviewed for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, which indicated a notable professional commitment to evaluating the scientific rigor of research. He has also served as a Guest Associate Editor for numerous manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for 15 journals related to studying how humans and nonhumans learn.
Dr. Luczynski has over 30 publications, and several have been selected by the Associate Editors to be the lead article in the publication issue. Nearly all his research has been published in the flagship applied journal in the field, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He has served as a co-investigator and manager of grant contracts from the Department of Defense and local agencies totaling more than one million dollars. Dr. Luczynski’s scholarship efforts have been driven by the needs of clients he has served and, as examples, have included randomized clinical trials to prevent the development of severe problem behavior using the Preschool Life Skills and coach adults to implement early-intervention procedures via telehealth, coach parents how to embed early communication skills with their autistic child during play after receiving an ASD diagnosis, assess technological advancements in measuring sleep disturbances in families homes, and improve the efficacy of establishing early friendship skills.
One mission of FTF is to establish relationships with child-care centers and companies who provide high quality childcare and early-education services for families. Dr. Luczynski’s passion for the science of behavior analysis started here, and he has renewed his mission to disseminate universal interventions to educators who truly can change the prosocial trajectory of young children.