The Applied Behavior Analysis Collective is a behavioral science research group at Purdue University.  We conduct applied behavior analysis research with two primary foci:

- to develop strategies to improve social and academic outcomes of individuals with autism;

- to create and evaluate strategies that improve professional and ethical behavior of practicing behavior analysts.


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

Dr. Matthew T. Brodhead is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral Level) who specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis and Single Subject Research.  His specific research interests include developing and evaluating strategies to increase social and academic outcomes of individuals with autism.  He is also interested in research and conceptual issues relating to the ethical and professional behaviors of practicing behavior analysts.  He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for The International Journal of Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavior Analysis in Practice, The Journal of Behavioral Education, The European Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  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 throughout the United States. Finally, he specializes in program evaluation for both applied behavior analysis and public school placements for individuals with autism, and he sits on advisory and review boards for multiple autism agencies within the State of Indiana.