Samantha Bergmann received her B.A. from University of Minnesota, her M.A. from Western Michigan University, and her Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she was mentored by Dr. Tiffany Kodak. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. Dr. Bergmann is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has conducted research, provided supervision, and implemented applied behavior analytic interventions to address skill deficits and reduce problem behavior with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities in a public school, university-based clinic, and clients’ homes.
Her doctoral dissertation was supported by a graduate research grant from the Organization of Autism Research (OAR) and a Distinguished Dissertator Fellowship; this project examined the effects of treatment integrity errors on skill acquisition. She has presented her work at several regional and national conferences including the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s annual conference. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and the Psychological Record.
Dr. Bergmann’s research interests include strategies to assess and teach auditory discrimination, the integrity of applied behavior analytic skill-acquisition interventions, increasing and expanding language skills, and examining the efficacy and efficiency of skill-acquisition procedures and their components. Dr. Bergmann is also interested in employing and evaluating behavioral interventions in training, supervision, and mentoring students and staff who provide behavioral services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.