Faculty Profile

Joseph Dracobly

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Behavior Analysis
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Kansas, 2014.
Major: Behavioral Psychology
Dissertation Title: An Evaluation of Variables that Affect Response Variability
MS, University of North Texas, 2009.
Major: Behavior Analysis
Dissertation Title: Progressing from Identification and Functional Analysis of Precursor Behavior to Treatment of Self-Injury
BA, Gonzaga University, 2005.
Major: Psychology and Italian Studies

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BEHV 6910.701, Developing Behavior Analytic Expertise II, Fall 2021
HLSC 6950.044, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
BEHV 4010.001, Functional Analysis and Problem Behavior, Fall 2021
BEHV 4951.701, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2021
BEHV 5820.701, Internship, Fall 2021
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
BEHV 5815.701, Practicum, Fall 2021
BEHV 5140.001, Research Methods in Behavior Analysis, Fall 2021
BEHV 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2021
BEHV 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BEHV 3996.701, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Summer 10W 2021
BEHV 5820.701, Internship, Summer 5W1 2021
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2021
BEHV 5810.701, Practicum, Summer 5W1 2021
BEHV 6810.701, Developing Behavior Analytic Expertise I, Spring 2021
BEHV 4010.001, Functional Analysis and Problem Behavior, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 3996.002, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2021
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
BEHV 5815.701, Practicum, Spring 2021 SPOT
BEHV 5570.001, Training and Supervision of Staff in Human Service Settings, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 4010.001, Functional Analysis and Problem Behavior, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
BEHV 5815.701, Practicum, Fall 2020
BEHV 5140.001, Research Methods in Behavior Analysis, Fall 2020 SPOT
BEHV 4010.001, Functional Analysis and Problem Behavior, Spring 2020 Syllabus
BEHV 5820.701, Internship, Spring 2020
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
BEHV 5815.701, Practicum, Spring 2020
BEHV 5570.001, Training and Supervision of Staff in Human Service Settings, Spring 2020 Syllabus
BEHV 4010.001, Functional Analysis and Problem Behavior, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
BEHV 5140.001, Research Methods in Behavior Analysis, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2019
BEHV 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2019
BEHV 5815.701, Practicum, Summer 5W1 2019
BEHV 5815.701, Practicum, Spring 2019
BEHV 5570.001, Training and Supervision of Staff in Human Service Settings, Spring 2019 SPOT
BEHV 5140.001, Research Methods in Behavior Analysis, Fall 2018 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Dozier, C. L., Dracobly, J. D., Payne, S. P. (2013). Unique Considerations of Prader-Willi Syndrome. . Handbook of Crisis Intervention for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
Journal Article
Dracobly, J. D. (2019). On the relation between variability and creativity: A summary of conceptual work and advancements from applied research.. Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva. Brazilian Association of Behavioral Psychology and Medicine (ABPMC). http://www.usp.br/rbtcc/index.php/RBTCC
Dracobly, J. D., Dozier, C. L., Briggs, A. M., Juanico, J. F. (2018). Reliability and Validity of Indirect Assessment Outcomes: Experts Versus Caregivers. Journal of Learning and Motivation. 62, 77-90.
Dracobly, J. D., Dozier, C. L., Briggs, A. M., Juanico, J. F. (2017). An Analysis of Procedures that Affect Response Variability. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 50(3), 600-621.
Smith, C. M., Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., Pace, A. P. (2012). Multiple-Respondent Anecdotal Assessments: An Analysis of Interrater Agreement and Correspondence with Analogue Assessment Outcomes. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 45(4), 779-795.
Bayles, M. W., Boutain, A. R., Brandt, Julie A. Ackerlund,, Call, N., Dracobly, J. D., Greer, B. D., Gureghian, D. L., Harper, A. M., Merritt, T. A., Miller, J. R., Payne, S. W., Morris, E. K. (2012). On Critchfield's Proposal: Student Concerns and Recommendations In Response. Other. 35(1), 127-131.
Dracobly, J. D., Smith, R. G. (2012). Progressing from Identification and Functional Analysis of Precursor Behavior to Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 45(2), 361-374.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Dracobly, J. D. (Principal), "Behavior Analysis Resource Center: Clinic, Caseload, and Staff Training at Denton State Supported Living Center," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $278247 Funded. (September 1, 2019August 31, 2020).
Dracobly, J. D., "Efficient Functional Assessment Process," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $95525 Funded. (September 1, 2019August 31, 2020).
Dracobly, J. D., "Behavior Analysis Resource Center: Positive Behavior Management and Support Workshop," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $45632 Funded. (March 10, 2020August 3, 2020).
Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., "Behavior Services - Denton State Supported Living Center," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $278070 Funded. (20182019).
Smith, R. G., Dracobly, J. D., "Efficient Functional Assessment Training," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $85000 Funded. (20182019).
Grant - Research
Dracobly, J. D., "Behavior Analysis Resource Center: Assessment and Analysis in a Clinical Setting for Staff of Denton State Supported Living Center," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $278248 Funded. (September 1, 2020 – Present).
Dracobly, J. D., "Efficient Functional Assessment Process," Sponsored by Texas Health and Human Services Commission, State, $95525 Funded. (September 1, 2020 – Present).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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