Kevin C. Luczynski, Ph.D.

Kevin Luczynski, PhDCenter for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-4056
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Professional Summary

Kevin Luczynski is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Director 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.

Luczynski Faculty GraphicCurrently, he specializes in leveraging web-based technologies to provide parent training and early intervention services to families who live in areas where there are few or no professionals trained in applied behavior analysis.  This direction for expanding services in applied behavior analysis 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. In 2013, Dr. Luczynski and colleagues partnered with Autism Action Partnership, a Nebraska-based organization passionate about advocating and supporting families touched by autism, to leverage web-based technologies to provide teacher training and assist in designing and monitoring skill-acquisition and behavior-management programs to schools throughout Nebraska.

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.

Education:

Ph.D., Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 2011
M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 2006
B.A., Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2004

Courses Taught

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
Assistant Professor, Quantitative and Experimental Analysis of Behavior, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2013

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