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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

    Beddick Bio

  • Michelle Lambert, M.A., BCBA

    Associate Director

    Lambert Bio

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

    Program Specialist

    Charvat Bio

  • Sal Ruiz headshot
    Sal Ruiz, Ph.D, BCBA

    Academic Administrator

    Ruiz Bio

  • Portrait of Sarah Kent
    Sarah Kent, M.A., BCBA

    Program Coordinator

    Kent Bio