Brian D. Greer, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Brian D. Greer, PhD, BCBA-DCenter for Autism Spectrum Disorders
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-8870
E-mail


Professional Summary:

Brian Greer is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Case Manager in the Severe Behavior Disorders Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD).  He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2008.  In 2011, Dr. Greer obtained a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas, where he later completed doctoral training in 2013.  During his tenure at the University of Kansas, Dr. Greer received the Baer, Wolf, and Risley Outstanding Graduate Student Award for excellence in teaching, research, and service.  He later completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute under the direction of Dr. Wayne Fisher.  He has served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Behavioral Development.  Dr. Greer supervises two R01 grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) on stimulus-control refinements of functional communication training and preventing relapse of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory.

Education:

Postdoc, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2014
Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2013
M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2011
B.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2008
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, 2012

Courses Taught:

Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders
Quantitative and Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

Research Interests and Projects:

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

Briggs, A. M., Akers, J. S., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Retzlaff, B. J. (in press). Systematic changes in preference for schedule-thinning arrangements as a function of relative reinforcement density. Behavior Modification.

Lichtblau, K. R., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). Resurgence of destructive behavior following functional communication training implemented with and without extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., & Kimball, R. T. (in press). Prevalence of resurgence of destructive behavior when thinning reinforcement schedules during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Fuhrman, A. M., Saini, V., & Simmons, C. A. (in press). Minimizing resurgence of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., Zangrillo, A. N., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). Comparing alternative-reinforcement procedures to enhance functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Lichtblau, K. R., Romani, P. W., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Bragdon, A. (in press). Remote treatment of sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). Treatment of socially reinforced problem behavior. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of autism treatments. (pp. X–Y). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). A practical approach to functional communication training. In A. C. Sella & D. Ribeiro (Eds.), Applied Behavior Analysis and ASD. (pp. X–Y). TBD.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Fuhrman, A. M., Romani, P. W., & Zangrillo, A. N. (in press). Further evaluation of differential exposure to establishing operations during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., & Bouxsein, K. J. (in press). Developing function-based reinforcement procedures for problem behavior. In W. W. Fisher, C. C. Piazza, & H. S. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis. (2nd ed., pp. X–Y). New York: Guilford Publishing.

Greer, B. D., & Kodak, T. (2017). Introduction to the special issue on applied behavior analysis. Learning and Motivation. Advance online publication.

Kaminski, A. J., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., & Akers, J. S. (2017). Increasing sharing in children with autism spectrum disorder using automated discriminative stimuli. Learning and Motivation. Advance online publication.

Fuhrman, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Greer, B. D. (2016). A preliminary investigation on improving functional communication training by mitigating resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 884–899.

Greer, B. D., Neidert, P. L., & Dozier, C. L. (2016). Erratum: A component analysis of toilet-training procedures commonly used with young children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 445.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Romani, P. W., Zangrillo, A, N., & Owen, T. M. (2016). Comparisons of synthesized- and individual-reinforcement contingencies during functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 596–616.

Zangrillo, A. N., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Owen, T. M., & DeSouza, A. A. (2016). Effects of positive plus negative reinforcers within chained schedules while thinning reinforcement and treating destructive behavior with functional communication training. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 62, 147–156.

Saini, V., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Lichtblau, K. R., DeSouza, A. A., & Mitteer, D. R. (2016). Individual and combined effects of noncontingent reinforcement and response blocking on automatically reinforced problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 693–698.

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Romani, P. W., & Saini, V. (2016). Behavioral momentum theory: A tutorial on response persistence. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 269–291.

Zangrillo, A. N., Warzak, W. J., Volkert, V. V., Valleley, R. J., Shriver, M. D., Rodriguez, N. M.,…Allen, K. D. (2016). The Munroe-Meyer approach: Continuous integration of didactic instruction, research, and clinical practice. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 157–166.

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Saini, V., Owen, T. M., & Jones, J. K. (2016). Functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning: An analysis of 25 applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 105–121.

Greer, B. D., Neidert, P. L., & Dozier, C. L. (2016). A component analysis of toilet-training procedures commonly used with young children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 69–84.

Mitteer, D. R., Romani, P. W., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (2015). Assessment and treatment of pica and property destruction of holiday decorations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 912–917.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Fuhrman, A. M., & Querim, A. C. (2015). Using multiple schedules during functional communication training to promote rapid transfer of treatment effects. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 713–733.

Saini, V., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (2015). Clarifying inconclusive functional analysis results: Assessment and treatment of automatically reinforced aggression. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 315–330.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., & Fuhrman, A. M. (2015). Functional Communication Training. Archives of Practitioner Resources for Applied Behavior Analysts. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Querim, A. C., & DeRosa N. (2014). Decreasing excessive functional communication responses while treating destructive behavior using response restriction. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2614–2623.

Greer, B. D., Neidert, P. L., Dozier, C. L., Payne, S. W., Zonneveld, K. M., & Harper, A. M. (2013). Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in early education classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 289–295.

Bayles, M. W., Boutain, A. R., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., Call, N., Dracobly, J. D., Greer, B. D.,…Morris, E. K. (2012). On Critchfield's proposal: Student concerns and recommendations. The Behavior Analyst, 35, 127–132.

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