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Senior BCBA / Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Daniel R. Mitteer, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Professional Summary:

Dan Mitteer, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a faculty member within the Severe Behavior Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital – Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services (CSH – RUCARES), where he oversees cases involving the assessment and treatment of severe destructive behavior. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, affiliate faculty in the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and Senior BCBA at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Prior to his time at Rutgers, Dr. Mitteer completed his B.S. at Christopher Newport University, where he was awarded the Dean’s Service Award for University Leadership, and his M.A., Ph.D., and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, where he also served as a faculty member. Dr. Mitteer serves on the editorial board for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice and a routine ad-hoc reviewer for flagship journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Mitteer’s primary research interest is in experimentally analyzing and improving caregiver treatment adherence to behavioral interventions, with related projects resulting in funding from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis and the University of Nebraska Foundation. His current aim is to better refine treatments and trainings to mitigate both the relapse of child and caregiver behavior after clinical discharge. His other professional aim is to bolster the field of behavior analysis by serving as a subject-matter expert for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and developing training materials for the field of behavior analysis and related disciplines, which have been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis: Research and PracticeBehavior Analysis in Practice, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Postdoc, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2018
Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2018
MA, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2013
BS, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, 2011

Courses Taught:

Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis
Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders
Fundamentals of Psychology

Research Interests:  

Assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior
Translational and applied research on treatment relapse
Development of empirically supported trainings for behavior analysts

(within the last 5 years)

Briggs, A. M., & Mitteer, D. R. (in press). Updated strategies for making regular contact with the scholarly literature. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Randall, K. R., Kimball, R. T., & Smith, S. W. (in press). Empirically deriving omission and commission errors for relapse tests: A demonstration of reverse translation. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.

Mitteer, D. R., Randall, K. R., Van Winkle, L. J., & Greer, B. D. (2020). Incorporating discriminative stimuli into functional communication training with augmentative and alternative communication devices: A tutorial. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 36(1), 63–70.

Mitteer, D. R., Luczynski, K. C., McKeown, C. A., & Cohrs, V. L. (2020). A comparison of teaching tacts with and without background stimuli on acquisition and generality. Behavioral Interventions, 35(1), 3–24.

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Randall, K. R., & Briggs, A. M. (2020). Further evaluation of teaching behavior technicians to input data and graph using GraphPad Prism. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 20(2), 81–93.

Saini, V., & Mitteer, D. R. (2020). A review of investigations of operant renewal with human subjects: Implications for theory and practice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113(1), 105–123.

Fisher, W. W., Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., & Piazza, C. C. (2020). Mitigating resurgence of destructive behavior using the discriminative stimuli of a multiple schedule. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113(1), 263–277.

Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Sodawasser, A. J. (2020). Comparisons of standardized and interview-informed synthesized reinforcement contingencies relative to traditional functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(1), 82–101.

Mitteer, D. R., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., Greer, B. D., & Hardee, A. M. (2019). Evaluation of an omnibus mand in the treatment of multiply controlled destructive behavior. Behavioral Development, 24(2), 74–88.

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., Phillips, L. A., & Mitteer, D. R. (2019). Using schedule-correlated stimuli during functional communication training to promote rapid transfer of treatment effects. Behavioral Development. Behavioral Development, 24(2), 100–119.

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Cohrs, V. L. (2018). Teaching behavior technicians to create publication-quality, single-case design graphs in GraphPad Prism 7. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51(4), 998–1010.

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., & Wacker, D. P. (2018). A laboratory model for evaluating relapse of undesirable caregiver behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110(2), 252–266.

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(2), 360–373.

Hood, S. A., Luczynski, K. C., & Mitteer, D. R. (2017). Toward meaningful outcomes in teaching conversation and greeting skills with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(3), 459–486.

Professional Affiliations:

Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA)
The National College Honor Society (Alpha Chi)
The National Psychology Honor Society (Psi Chi)
National Leadership Honor Society (Omicron Delta Kappa)