I am an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, in the MPED in Applied Behaviour Analysis program. I am currently completing my PhD at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, within the Rehabilitation Studies department in the Behavior Analysis and Therapy program. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and earned my Master of Arts degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, majoring in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.
I have over a decade of teaching experience across graduate, undergraduate, and college levels. I am actively involved in the local behaviour analytic community and also served as the President of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA).
I have focused many years of my career on providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities, while also conducting research on a broad range of topics that span the distribution of the general population. In addition to my main research interests below, I also strongly believe in conducting timely research that addresses the most pressing issues of our time. My current research interests include:
- The influence of language on socially important phenomena (e.g., stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Training)
- Practices in Pedagogy (e.g., virtual reality, active learning, online discussions, etc.)
- Applied quantitative analysis of behaviour (e.g., behavioural economics, delay discounting, demand analyses, matching law, etc.)
- Health, sports, and fitness
- Social responsibility (e.g., issues related to sustainability and bias)
- Psychometric validation of behaviour analytic assessment protocols
I am always interested in collaborating and working with students and professionals with shared interests and aims.
Belisle, J., Dixon, M. R., Malkin, A., Hollie, J., & Stanley, C. R. (2021). Exploratory Factor Analysis of the VB-MAPP: Support for the Interdependency of Elementary Verbal Operants. Journal of Behavioral Education, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10864-020-09413-2
Malkin, A., Rehfeldt, R., Shayter, A. (2018). An Investigation of the Efficacy of Asynchronous Discussion on Students’ Performance in an Online Research Methods Course. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11 (3), 274-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-016-0157-5
Malkin, A., Dixon, M.R., Speelman, R.C., Luke, N. (2017). Evaluating the Relationships between the PEAK Relational Training System – Direct Training Module, Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised, and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales – II. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29(2), 341-351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-016-9527-8
Belisle, J., Owens, K., Dixon, M.R., Malkin, A., Jordan, S.D. (2017). The effect of Embedded Bonus Rounds on Slot-Machine Preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(2), 413-417. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.365