Brook Wheetley, BCBA
Brook Wheetley is the course administrator and the Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider for Behavior Analysis Online (BAO). She received her bachelor's of science degree in applied behavior analysis and her master's degree in behavior analysis at UNT. Brook has worked as a consultant for school districts, as an in-home therapist and as a behavioral/educational supervisor at a private school. Brook's favorite aspect of her position is providing education to future behavior analysts who will continue to shape our evolving field. Brook will be providing you with tutoring, technical support and will handle administrative tasks to help make your experience with BAO smooth and positive.
Kenda Morrison Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Morrison is a Principal Lecturer and has worked for the University of North Texas since 2011. Kenda received a Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1999 under the tutelage of Dr. Donald Baer. At that time, she also became a certified Early Childhood Special Education teacher. Kenda used ABA to help children with autism and their families for 28 years. Her early work was with the Early Childhood Autism Program in Lawrence, KS. She also worked at the UCLA Young Autism Project and Princeton Child Development Institute. Kenda has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented talks and workshops throughout several states. She was a charter certificant of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and currently serves as our Verified Course Sequences (VCS) coordinator.
Mariah Hope, M.S., BCBA
Mariah Hope is an Instructional Development Coordinator for Behavior Analysis Online. She received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas and then went on to receive her master’s degree in Behavior Analysis from UNT. Mariah has worked in higher education for several years and has experience with staff training at a large residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities where she also provided clinical behavioral services to residents. She is passionate about providing effective education based on the principles of behavior analysis and current research. You will hear from Mariah throughout your time at BAO as she provides tutoring, technical support, grading/feedback, and handles administrative tasks for many of the courses. She also assists with course design and provides support to BAO’s graduate student Teaching Assistants. Mariah hopes your experience at BAO is positive, enriching, and most of all, helpful to you.
Sandy Magee, BCBA
Sandy earned her B.S. in aviation at Northwestern State University where she became a licensed pilot and certified flight instructor. Sandy taught people to fly for over 10 years when her love of teaching led her back into education at UNT. While completing her M.S. in behavior analysis, Sandy served as Senior Trainer for BATSS, under the guidance of Dr. Janet Ellis. Sandy has worked as an in-home therapist, a consultant for school districts, and has taught classes on campus for nearly 20 years. In 2001, Sandy received UNT’s Outstanding Alumna/Alumnus Service Award and the Faculty Excellence Leadership in Diversity Award in 2013. In 2009, she joined BAO as an instructor, assisting in instructional design, using ABA to teach ABA. Sandy leads a team of student researchers investigating the relationships between measures of brain activation and operant response with an emphasis on approach-avoidance conflict. With 16 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 50 professional presentations, Sandy still enjoys learning and helping others to learn
Sigrid Glenn Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Glenn's passionate commitment to the future of behavior analysis has resulted in numerous contributions to her chosen field. She has co-authored four books and over 45 articles and book chapters. Although her early research was mainly in applied areas, she is widely recognized for her later conceptual work on selection at behavioral and cultural levels. As founding chair of the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas, Dr. Glenn established master's and bachelor's degree programs in behavior analysis, leading the faculty to become the first graduate program to be accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). With characteristic prescience about important developments in the field, Dr. Glenn, a charter certificant of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB), also led the faculty in developing the first Internet sequence of behavior analysis courses approved by BACB.
Leslie Burkett Ph.D.
Leslie arrived in Texas with an M.A. in Anthropology and found Sigrid Glenn in Behavior Analysis and a mission. While earning her M.S. in Behavior Analysis at UNT, she played with databases and computer programming and was delighted to join Dr. Glenn in developing BAO courses. Serving in many roles for BAO (instructional designer and programmer, database designer and administrator, systems designer, proofreader), Leslie completed a doctorate in Information Science and co-developed six of the BAO courses.