Daniel R. Mitteer
Daniel - Student of Distinction

Daniel R. Mitteer

Ph.D. in MSIA - Applied Behavior Analysis

2017 Innovative Student Research Dissertation Grant, presented by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis

The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) provides funding for innovative dissertation research in psychology or behavior analysis that promotes basic or applied research in the experimental analysis of behavior. Two grants are awarded annually to fund research that demonstrates an especially notable and strong commitment to the field of behavior analysis or psychology. Daniel Mitteer, a Ph.D. Candidate in MSIA – Applied Behavior Analysis, was awarded an Innovative Student Research Dissertation Grant to support his work aimed at understanding and strengthening caregiver adherence to behavior-analytic treatment of severe destructive behavior. The grant will assist Daniel in determining if refining caregiver behavioral skills training (by implementing in vivo performance feedback, multiple-context training, and treatment signals) will result in strengthened caregiver adherence to established behavior-analytic treatments.  Daniel completed his dissertation research under the supervision of Bryan D. Greer, Ph.D., in the MMI Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, receiving the Ph.D. degree in May 2018.