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Matthew T. Brodhead, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Professional Bio: Matthew T. Brodhead is an assistant professor at Michigan State University and the Research Director at the Early Learning Institute. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, his research examines behavioral determinants of response variability, choice, and independent social skills in children with autism. He also writes about conceptual issues relating to the ethical and professional behavior of practicing behavior analysts. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals, including Behavior Analysis in Practice, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and Behavior and Philosophy. Through workshops and consultation, he has established multiple school-based programs for children with autism, and he has provided training to teachers, related service providers, and behavior analysts both nationally and internationally. Finally, he specializes in program evaluation for both applied behavior analysis and public school placements for individuals with autism.

Matt received both his B.S. in Psychology in 2008 and his M.A. in Behavior Analysis in 2010 from Western Michigan University. His M.A. advisor was Dr. Richard Malott. In summer of 2010, Matt moved to Logan, Utah and attended Utah State University, where he received his Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines in 2014 under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Tom Higbee.

Random Personal Facts: Matt enjoys spending time in the Great Outdoors, especially skiing (There are only two seasons: winter, and waiting for winter). When he can’t get outside, he enjoys listening to music, and he is always on the lookout for rare/original Parliament-Funkadelic records (or related side projects). He also enjoys playing banjo and drums, and in a previous life, he used to tour with a funk band.

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Matt and his wife, Hannah, backpacking on Isle Royale.
Matt and his brother, Drew, on Moonlight Buttress in Zion Canyon.
Matt and his daughter at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. They are standing in front of the Mothership, used by George Clinton as a stage prop on his Mothership Reconnection Tour in the 90s.