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

Professional Bio: Matthew T. Brodhead is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University. Over the past 15 years, he has established multiple school-based programs for children with autism, and he has provided training to teachers, related service providers, and behavior analysts nationally and internationally. He also specializes in program evaluation for both ABA and public school placements for individuals with autism. In 2024, Dr. Brodhead received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association for Behavior Analysis International in recognition of his excellence in advising the next generation of behavior analysts.

Dr. Brodhead is a highly sought-after speaker and presenter. He is internationally known for his engaging and informative speaking and presentation style. He has been invited to share his expertise at world-renowned conferences and meetings, including the 2019 and 2021 Association for Behavior Analysis International Autism Conferences. Dr. Brodhead also gave the Keynote Address to the 2019 New York State Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference.

In addition to Dr. Brodhead’s direct work with individuals with autism, their educators, and providers, he is the author of Practical Ethics for Effective Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, now in it’s second edition. He has also published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, along with a number of book chapters and commentaries, in the areas of autism, social skill development, functional behavior assessment, and ethics and ABA. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Behavioral Education, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, and he is on the editorial boards of multiple behavior-analytic journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He is recognized within the academic community as a leader in the area of ABA treatments for autism and as one of the foremost experts in the areas of ethics and professionalism in the practice of ABA.

Dr. Brodhead received his M.A. in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University, and his PhD in Disability Disciplines from Utah State University. Dr. Brodhead is a BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral), and he is also a licensed behavior analyst in the State of Michigan.

Random Personal Facts: Dr. Brodhead enjoys spending time in the Great Outdoors, especially skiing (There are only two seasons: winter, and waiting for winter). When he isn’t skiing, he enjoys wading through Michigan’s majestic rivers in search of the elusive steelhead. 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.