Lauren K. Schnell

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Assistant Professor Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis

ls2875@hunter.cuny.edu
212-650-3150
W929
Monday 3-4:30pm; Wednesday 3-4pm. Email to schedule an appointment
Background

Dr. Schnell completed her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University under the advisement of Dr. Jason Vladescu and has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 15 years. Dr. Schnell is currently an Assistant Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at Hunter College. She has published in areas such as staff/parent training, efficiency of instruction, verbal behavior, and stimulus equivalence-based instruction in books and several peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at local, national, and international conferences. She has served as a guest reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Journal of Behavioral Education, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, Psychological Record, Young Exceptional Children and the Education and Treatment of Children.

Education
  • Caldwell University, Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Caldwell University, M.A., Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Caldwell University, Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • University of Massachusetts, M.Ed., Special Education
  • Springfield College, B.S., Early Childhood Eduation
Teaching
  • Ethics and Professionalism for Behavior Analysts
  • Single Subject Research Design
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Students with Disabilities: Introduction to Special Education
  • Thesis I and II
Research

Dr. Schnell’s principal research interests include evaluating instructional efficiency, identifying effective and efficient methods to train staff and parents in implementing behavioral technologies, and implementing behavioral technologies to address issues of social justice.

Publications
  • Vladescu, J. C., Day-Watkins, J., Schnell, L. K., & Carrow, J. C. (2020). Training in the Community Safe to sleep: Community based caregiver training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Vladescu, J. C., Schnell, L. K., & Day-Watkins, J. (2020). Training in Infant Positioning: A Brief Review, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Schnell, L. K., Vladescu, J. C., Kisamore, A. N., DeBar, R. M., & Kahng, S. (2019) Assessment of optimal instructional procedures for learners with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(2). 1111-1129
  • Schnell, L. K., Vladescu, J. C., Kisamore, A. N., DeBar, R. M., & Kahng, S. (2019) Assessment of optimal instructional procedures for learners with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Cubicciotti, J., Vladescu, J. C., Reeve, K. F., Carroll, R., & Schnell, L. K. (2018).
    Effects of stimulus presentation order during auditory-visual conditional discrimination training for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55, 541-556
  • Schnell, L., K., Vladescu, J. C., Kodak, T., & Nottingham, C. L. (2018). Comparing procedures on the acquisition and generalization of tacts for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 769-783. doi: 10.1002/jaba.480.
  • Northgrave, J., Vladescu, J. C., DeBar, R. M., Touissant, K. A., Schnell, L. K. (2018). The effect of preference for choice on skill acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0246-8
  • Schnell, L., K., Vladescu, J. C., Kodak, T., & Nottingham, C. L. (2018). Comparing procedures on the acquisition and generalization of tacts for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 769-783. doi: 10.1002/jaba.480.
  • Northgrave, J., Vladescu, J. C., DeBar, R. M., Touissant, K. A., Schnell, L. K. (2018). The effect of preference for choice on skill acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-0246-8
  • Schnell, L. K., Sidener, T. M., Debar, R. M., Vladescu, J. C., & Kahng, S. (2018). Effects of computer-based training on procedural modifications to standard functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 51, 87-98. doi: 10.1002/jaba.423
  • Kisamore, A. N., Schnell, L. K., Taylor-Santa, C., Goodwyn, L. A., Carrow, J. N., & Vladescu, J. C. (2019).Behavior analytic perspectives on teaching complex social behavior to children with autism spectrum disorder. In C. McNeil, L. Quetsch C., & Anderson, & (Eds.), Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum (pp. 129–146). Springer.
  • Vladescu, J. C., Gureghian, D. L., Kisamore, A. N., & Schnell, L. K. (2018) Consultation practices: School-based behavior support. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Guidebook. Elsevier.