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Senior BCBA / Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Office Location
888 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873

Ashley M. Fuhrman, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Professional Summary:

Ashley Fuhrman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Division at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She works as a senior behavior analyst at Children’s Specialized Hospital Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services. She oversees cases involving the assessment and treatment of severe destructive behavior. In addition, she is a contributing faculty member in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

Dr. Fuhrman received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin­–Eau Claire. She then completed her Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Fuhrman worked in the Severe Behavior Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for six years before moving to New Jersey.

Dr. Fuhrman serves on the board of editors for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. She has helped to supervise grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on refinements of functional communication training and preventing relapse of destructive behavior using quantitative models of behavior. Her aim is to improve current assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders.

Education:

Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2019
MA, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2015
BA, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, 2012

Courses Taught:

Personnel Supervision and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis
Ethics for Behavior Analysis
Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

Research Interests:

Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders
Quantitative models of response persistence and recurrence
Translational research on treatment relapse

Publications: (within the last 5 years)

Fuhrman, A. M., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Shahan, T. A., & Craig, A. R. (in press). Resurgence following traditional and interdependent differential reinforcement of alternative behavior. Behavioral Development.

Odell, A. J., Greer, B. D., Fuhrman, A. M., & Hardee, A. M. (in press). Evaluating the efficacy of and preference for signaling extinction in a multiple schedule. Behavioral Development.

Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (2021). Functional analysis of violence­–aggression. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Applied behavior analysis treatment of violence and aggression in persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities. (pp. 45–69). New York: Springer.

Fuhrman, A. M., Lambert, J. M., & Greer, B. D. (2021). A brief review of expanded-operant treatments for mitigating resurgence. The Psychological Record. Advance online publication.

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Retzlaff, B. J., & Fuhrman, A. M. (2020). A preliminary evaluation of treatment duration on the resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113, 251–262.

Fisher, W. W., Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. G., Mitteer, D. M., & Piazza, C. P. (2020). Mitigating resurgence of destructive behavior using the discriminative stimuli of a multiple schedule. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113, 263–277.

Retzlaff, B. J., Phillips, L. A., Fisher, W. W., Hardee, A. M., & Fuhrman, A. M. (2020). Using e-learning modules to train registered behavior technicians to accurately conduct ongoing visual inspection of functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 2126–2138.

Fisher, W. W., Saini, V., Greer, B. D., Sullivan, W. E., Roane, H. S., Fuhrman, A. M.,…Kimball, R. T. (2019). Baseline reinforcement rate and resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111, 75-93.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Fuhrman, A. M., Saini, V., & Simmons, C. A. (2018). Minimizing resurgence of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 831-853.

Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., Zangrillo, A. N., & Fisher, W. W. (2018). Comparing alternative-reinforcement procedures to enhance functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 931-942.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Fuhrman, A. M., Romani, P. W., & Zangrillo, A. N. (2018). Further evaluation of differential exposure to establishing operations during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 360–373.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Craig, A. R., Retzlaff, B. J., Fuhrman, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., & Saini, V. (2018). On the predictive validity of behavioral momentum theory for mitigating resurgence of problem behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 281-290.

Professional Affiliations:
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)