Kevin C. Luczynski, Ph.D.,
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Phone: (402) 559-4056
Kevin Luczynski is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Program Manager for the recently initiated Virtual Care Program at the Munroe Meyer Institute. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Luczynski worked as a Clinical Specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Kennedy Krieger Institute where the intensity of the clinical services improved his understanding of within-subject methodology, environmental determinants of behavior, and the value of working within a community of clinical experts. During this period, he also earned a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. Dr. Luczynski earned his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University under the supervision of Dr. Gregory P. Hanley in 2011 and completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Wayne Fisher in the same year. Currently, he specializes in leveraging web-based technologies to provide Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions (EIBI) to families who live in areas where there are few or no professionals trained in applied behavior analysis. This direction for expanding EIBI services is supported, in part, by a grant from the Department of Defense because access to high-quality services is especially important to military families with a child with autism who tend to serve in remote areas.
Dr. Luczynski’s area of service delivery had led to several new lines of research: (a) comparing the accuracy, reliability, and efficiently of different measurement systems for scoring child-parent interactions in their home over extended observation periods, (b) determining the accuracy and reliability of infrared-capable cameras with motion-detection software for measuring children’s nighttime sleep disturbances and comparing the additive and interactional effects of behavioral and pharmacological treatments for improving children’s sleep, and (c) evaluating the extent that parent-training procedures promote generalization and maintenance of parents ability to teach functional-communication and delay-tolerance skills at home and identify potential barriers to sustained treatment implementation.
PhD, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 2011
MA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 2006
BA, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2004
Faculty Fellow, Introduction to Psychology, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 2008- 2010
Assistant Professor, Verbal Behavior, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2011
Research Interests and Projects:
- Prevention of problem behavior
- Strategies to promote skill generalization and maintenance
- Functional analysis and treatment of severe problem behavior
- Assessment and treatment of children’s sleep disturbances
- Comparison of data-collection systems
- Client preference
- Identification of barriers to treatment integrity
Publications: (within the last 5 years)
- Fisher, W. W., Rodriguez, N. M., Luczynski, K. C.,& Kelley, M. E. (chapter, in press). Protective equipment. In Handbook of Crisis Intervention for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Reed, DiGennaro Reed, & Luiselli (Eds).
- Luczynski, K. C.,& Hanley, G. P. (in press). Preventing the development of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
- Luczynski, K. C., & Hanley, G. P. (2010). Evaluating the generality of children’s preferences for
contingent reinforcement via extension to different responses, reinforcers, and schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 397-409.
- Luczynski, K. C., & Hanley, G. P. (2009). Do children prefer contingencies? An evaluation of
the efficacy of and preference for contingent versus noncontingent social reinforcement during play. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 511-525.
- Kuhn, D. E., Hardesy, S. L., & Luczynski, K. C. (2009). Further evaluation of antecedent social
events during functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 349-353.
- American Psychology Association, Division 25
- Association for Behavior Analysis International
- Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy
- Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis
- Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis
- New England Psychological Association
- Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology
- Society of the Teaching of Psychology