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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 Center for Behavior Analysis at the University of West Florida provides collaborative opportunities where higher education, socially valued service, and applied research synthesize into meaningful applications to improve lives through an understanding of behavior. 


(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

  • Mary Reagan, M.S., J.D., BCBA

    Assistant Director of Student Success

    Reagan Bio

  • Shannon Biagi, M.S., BCBA

    Academic Administrator

    Biagi Bio

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

    Program Specialist

    Charvat Bio

  • Hannah Marshall

    Office Specialist

    Marshall Bio

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    Maggie Helton

    Graduate Assistant

    Helton Bio

  • Bailey Burk

    Graduate Assistant

    Burk Bio