Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D

Arizona UCEDD
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University
912 Riordan Ranch Road
PO Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5630
Phone: 928-523-7050
Secondary Phone: 928-523-3865
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: February 05, 2014

Andrew Gardner

Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Specialty Resource Contacts: autism spectrum disorders
multicultural research
applied behavior analysis
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic, Coordinator and Supervisor;
AzUCD/IHD Research Projects;
Associate Professor/Research Co-Director
Discipline(s): Psychology
Disability Studies
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Human Development/Child Development
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
No Council Membership
Research: Selected recent publications and presentations:

Gardner, A.W., Spencer, T.D., Boelter, E.W., DuBard, M. & Jennett, H.K. (2012). A systematic review of brief functional analysis methodology with typically developing children. Education and Treatment of Children, 35(2), 313-332.

Falcomata, T.S., Cooper-Brown, L.J., Wacker, D.P., Gardner, A.W., & Boelter, E.W. (2010). A Brief Experimental Analysis of Reinforcer and Response Dimensions Related to Self-Control in an Outpatient Clinic. Journal of Behavioral Education,19(4), 257-272.

Gardner, A.W., Wacker, D.P., & Boelter, E.W. (2009). An evaluation of the interaction between quality of attention and negative reinforcement with children displaying escape-maintained problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 343-348.

Gardner, A.W., Ernst, R., O'Connor, J., Daniolos, P.T., Morar, V. & Richerson, L.P. (2008). The effects of Risperidone titration on Pica with an adolescent with Autism. International Pediatrics, 23(3), 144-150.

Gardner, A.W., Enriquez, S., Lui, C., & Allen, C. (2009, May). Parenting Styles, Latino Parents and Functional Analysis Methodology. Symposium presented at the 35th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference - Phoenix, AZ.
Education: Utah State University - B.A. 1996 - Psychology & Liberal Arts

Utah State University - M.S. 2001 - School Psychology

University of Iowa - PhD 2005 - School Psychology

Post-doctoral Fellow and LEND Trainee - 2005
Pediatrics and Behavioral Psychology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute


Andrew W. Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Gardner is the director of research for the Institute for Human Development and supervises the Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic through the department of Psychology.

Dr. Gardner's research interests include: the assessment and treatment of problem behavior (mild to severe) in children with and without disabilities, functional analysis methodology, care provider quality of attention, choice options and non-compliance, Latino/Hispanic families' acceptability of behavioral treatments, bio-behavioral treatments for medical conditions, Autism spectrum disorders, and functional communication training.