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Catharine Lory, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Assistant Professor of Special Education

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Dr. Catharine Lory received her doctoral degree in educational studies from Purdue University, with a focus on special education. She is also a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Before joining UNLV, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Baylor University. Dr. Lory has extensive experience supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in school and community-based settings. Her research areas include (1) Exploring how autism and the environment interact to shape the behavioral characteristics of autistic individuals, (2) Designing and evaluating interventions to address the educational and behavioral needs of autistic students, and (3) Empowering educators and other professionals to implement evidence-based practices for individuals with autism through collaborative coaching methods. For more information on Dr. Lory’s research, visit her research lab website.

Research Expertise

Behavioral assessments and interventions; autism; practitioner training; applied behavior analysis.