Jonathan W. Ivy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Faculty
Professor-in-Charge, Master in Applied Behavior Analysis
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6063
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W311g
Office Hours: 
M - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
T - 11:30am - 12:30 pm
W - 12:00pm - 2:00pm (LAB)
Th - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mailing Address:

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Jonathan W. Ivy, PhD, BCBA-D, is an assistant professor of psychology at Penn State. Dr. Ivy received his doctorate in applied behavior analysis and special education from the Ohio State University in 2011 and a master's degree in applied behavior analysis from Penn State in 2005. He has worked with individuals who engage in severe challenging behaviors, at the group and individual level, for more than a decade. He has helped parents and professionals develop and implement comprehensive behavior change programs designed to increase functional skills and decrease challenging behaviors. He has served as a consultant for school districts, youth residential programs, and partial hospitalization programs to address a wide range of needs. In 2013, Dr. Ivy was nominated president of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis. He regularly gives professional presentations at national conferences and workshops, and has an active research agenda with multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ivy also enjoys following the research interests of his students.

Research Interests
Group-oriented contingencies
Token reinforcement
Behavioral economics
Assessment and treatment of problem behavior