Matthew Brodhead

Matthew Brodhead


Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education



Matthew Brodhead, is an assistant professor at Michigan State University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. He examines behavioral determinants of response variability, choice, and independent social skills in children with autism. He is also interested in research and conceptual issues relating to the ethical and professional behavior of practicing behavior analysts. He is on the editorial boards of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior and Philosophy, and the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Through workshops and consultation, he has established multiple school-based programs for children with autism, and he has provided training to teachers, related service providers, and behavior analysts throughout the United States.

Dr. Brodhead holds a doctorate degree in Philosophy, specializing in Disability Disciplines (Applied Behavior Analysis Track), Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation from Utah State University. His other education background includes a Master of Arts degree in Behavior Analysis and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Brodhead taught as an assistant professor of educational studies at Purdue University before relocating to Michigan State University. His work with studenst earned him the 2015-2016 Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship.

He is also the recipient of the 2015 Association for Behavior Analysis International Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Research Award, 2013 Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis Student Research Award, and the 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year for the USU Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation. 

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