Megan Boyle

Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, Disability Disciplines, 2015, Utah State University
  • MS, Applied Behavior Analysis, Organizational Behavior Management, 2009, Florida Institute of Technology
  • BS, Psychology, Spanish, 2007, Western Michigan University


  • SPE 515/616 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SPE 626 Applied Behavioral Analysis for Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPE 627 Seminar in Developmental and Sensory Disabilities
  • SPE 710 Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPE 740 Verbal Behavior
  • SPE 791 Clinical Practicum for Special Needs Population
  • SPE 799 Thesis-Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research and professional interests

  • Novel functional analysis methodologies
  • Elopement
  • Schedule/Reinforcement thinning
  • Preference assessments
  • Behavioral contrast

Selected publications

  • Boyle, M. A., Bacon, M. T., Brewer, E. M., Carton, S. N., & Strange, L. A. (2020). Evaluating a treatment without extinction for elopement maintained by access to stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Curtis, K. S., Forck, K. L., Boyle, M. A., Fudge, B. M., Speake, H. N., & Pauls, B. P. (2020). Evaluation of a trial-based interview-informed synthesized contingency analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Boyle, M. A., Forck, K. L., Curtis, K. S., Fudge, B. M., Speake, H. N., & Pauls, B. P. (2019). A replication of the response-restriction preference assessment. Behavioral Interventions.
  • Boyle, M. A., Stamper, S. M., Donaldson, E. A., Curtis, K. S., Forck, K. L., Shrimplin, M. A., Barsness, A. C., & Oller, C. (2019). Functional communication training for multiple reinforcers: An evaluation of isolated control following a synthesized context. Behavior Analysis in Practice.
  • Boyle, M. A., Hoffmann, A. N., & Lambert, J. L. (2018). Behavioral contrast: Research and areas for investigation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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