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The Center for Behavior Analysis applies the science of behavior across disciplines to improve lives through an understanding of behavior.


The mission of the UWF Center for Behavior Analysis is to prepare capable behavior analysts who can successfully apply their knowledge across diverse settings. Curriculum and experiences provide a comprehensive conceptual foundation in the science of behavior grounded in a solid understanding of social significance, ethical considerations, and respect.


(1) Precise measurement, (2) Empirical reasoning, (3) Ethical professionalism, (4) Socially valued behavior change, and (5) International relevance.

Center for Behavior Analysis Staff

  • Director Leasha Barry
    Leasha M. Barry, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


    Barry Bio

  • Dayna Headshot
    Dayna L. Beddick, Ed.S, BCBA

    Associate Director of Graduate Programs

    Beddick Bio

  • Michelle Lambert, M.A., BCBA

    Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Lambert Bio

  • Sarah Kent staff profile
    Sarah Kent, M.A., BCBA

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Kent Bio

  • Shannon Biagi, M.S., BCBA

    Academic Administrator

    Biagi Bio

  • Hannah Marshall

    Office Specialist

    Marshall Bio

  • Jerry Charvat headshot
    Jerry Charvat, B.F.A.

    Program Specialist

    Charvat Bio

  • Emmalynn Womack

    Graduate Assistant

    Womack Bio