New faculty spotlight: Elizabeth Preas, PhD

October 15, 2020

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Elizabeth Preas, PhD

Elizabeth Preas, PhD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Elizabeth Preas, PhD
  • Hometown: Cooper, Texas
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute's integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research/professional interests:

  • Caregiver and staff training
  • Skill acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities
  • Assessment and treatment of challenging behavior
  • Treatment integrity
  • Evaluations of evidence-based teaching procedures

How I fell in love with behavior analysis: I became passionate about behavior analysis when I was working with a team to start behavior analytic services for children with autism in east Texas. I was trained by the most hardworking and compassionate behavior analysts, who really paved the way for ABA and autism services in east and south Texas.


  • PhD, applied behavior analysis (ABA), UNMC, 2019
  • MS, clinical and counseling psychology, the University of Texas at Tyler, 2012
  • BA, psychology and sociology, Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 2009


  • Assocation for Behavior Analysis International
  • Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I grew up in South Korea until I was 4 years old.
  • I played basketball in college.
  • I went to NASA camp when I was in high school.


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Merrilee Miller
October 15, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Welcome to MMI!

donny suh
October 15, 2020 at 7:32 AM