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.
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. doi: 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. doi:10.1002/jaba.365