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 D. Greer is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a case manager in the Severe Behavior Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. He received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Florida in 2008. Dr. Greer obtained a Master of Arts in applied behavioral science in 2011 and a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology in 2013, both from the University of Kansas. He later completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center 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. He is the 2013 recipient of the Baer, Wolf, and Risley Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the 2019 recipient of the B. F. Skinner Foundation New Researcher Award in the area of applied research. Dr. Greer is the Executive Director of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, and he currently supervises three R01 grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on stimulus-control refinements of functional communication training and preventing relapse of destructive behavior using Behavioral Momentum Theory and Resurgence as Choice 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
Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Quantitative Analysis of Behavior
Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

Research Interests and Projects:

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

Mitteer, D. R., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., Greer, B. D., & Hardee, A. M. (conditionally accepted). Evaluation of an omnibus mand in the treatment of multiply controlled destructive behavior. Behavioral Development.

Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. M., Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Sodawasser, A. J. (conditionally accepted). Comparisons of standardized and interview-informed synthesized reinforcement contingencies relative to traditional functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Retzlaff, B. J., Fisher, W. W., Akers, J. S., & Greer, B. D. (conditionally accepted). A translational evaluation of potential iatrogenic effects of single and combined contingencies during functional analysis of target responses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Greer, B. D., & Shahan, T. A. (conditionally accepted). Resurgence as choice: Implications for promoting durable behavior change. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fisher, W. W., Saini, V., Greer, B. D., Sullivan, W. E., Roane, H. S., Fuhrman, A. M.,…Kimball, R. T. (in press). Baseline reinforcement rate and resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Advance online publication.

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., Phillips, L. A., & Mitteer, D. R. (conditionally accepted). Using schedule-correlated stimuli during functional communication training to promote the rapid transfer of treatment effects. Behavioral Development.

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Cohrs, V. L. (in press). Teaching behavior technicians to create publication-quality, single-case design graphs in GraphPad Prism 7. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Advance online publication.

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. Advance online publication.

DeLeon, I. G., Fernandez, N., Goldman, K. J., Schieber, E., Greer, B. D., & Reed, D. D. (in press). Behavioral economics: Principles and applications. 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.

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., Mitteer, D. R., & Fisher, W. W. (2018). A practical approach to functional communication training. In A. C. Sella & D. Ribeiro (Eds.), Behavior analysis applied to Autism Spectrum Disorders. (pp. X–Y). Curitiba, PR: Appris. ISBN: 978-85-473-1929-8

Akers, J. S., Retzlaff, B. J., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Kaminski, A. J., & DeSouza, A. A. (2018). An evaluation of conditional manding using a four-component multiple schedule. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Advance online publication.

Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., Zangrillo, A. N., & Fisher, W. W. (2018). Evaluating competing activities to enhance functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Advance online publication.

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., & Wacker, D. P. (2018). A laboratory model for evaluating relapse of undesirable caregiver behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110, 252–266.

Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., & Kimball, R. T. (2018). Prevalence of resurgence of destructive behavior when thinning reinforcement schedules during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 620–633.

Phillips, L. A., Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Greer, B. D. (2018). Assessing and treating elopement in a school setting. Teaching Exceptional Children, 50, 333–342.

Lichtblau, K. R., Romani, P. W., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Bragdon, A. (2018). Remote treatment of sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 255–262.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Fuhrman, A. M., Romani, P. W., & Zangrillo, A. N. (2018). Further evaluation of differential exposure to establishing operations during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 360–373.

Briggs, A. M., Akers, J. S., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Retzlaff, B. J. (2018). Systematic changes in preference for schedule-thinning arrangements as a function of relative reinforcement density. Behavior Modification. Advance online publication.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Craig, A. R., Retzlaff, B. J., Fuhrman, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., & Saini, V. (2018). On the predictive validity of behavioral momentum theory for mitigating resurgence of problem behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 281–290.

Greer, B. D., & Kodak, T. (2018). 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. (2018). Increasing sharing in children with autism spectrum disorder using automated discriminative stimuli. Learning and Motivation. Advance online publication.

Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (2017). Treatment of socially reinforced problem behavior. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of treatments for autism spectrum disorder. (pp. 171–190). New York: Springer-Verlag.

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.

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). Treatment of escape-maintained challenging behavior using chained schedules: an evaluation of the effects of thinning positive plus negative reinforcement during 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., 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.

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