Martinez-Diaz, Jose

Professor, Associate Dean and Head of School of Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysis, School of

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Thank you for viewing my profile. My mission is to train behavior analysis practitioners and the next generation of behavior analysis faculty and scientists. I want the world to adopt behavior analysis as the best way to solve human problems that involve behavior (and most human problems involve behavior). As behavior analysts we can help persons and organizations achieve meaningful outcomes in their daily lives, in school, and in busineness and industry.

Personal Overview

Associate Dean, Professor, and Head, School of Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology

Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D is associate dean and a full professor at the Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. Dr. Martinez-Diaz is Head of Florida Tech’s School of Behavior Analysis, which he founded. Jose is CEO of ABA Technologies, Inc., a company specializing in instructional design and technology. He is an adjunct professor at Penn State's Department of Special Education. Jose is a Senior Consultant for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), the BACB liaison to the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and a member of APBA’s Board of Directors. He serves as a member Florida’s Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee and Florida’s Behavior Analysis Certification Committee.

Professor Martinez-Diaz was an officer and board member of the BACB for seven years. Jose is a past president of the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis and received its Charles H. Cox Award for Outstanding Service and Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida in 2005. After working as a practitioner for many years, Jose held several administrative positions before joining Florida Tech in 1998.

 

Educational Background

M.A. West Virginia University 1977


Ph.D. West Virginia University 1984

Recognition & Awards

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral (BACB-D)

Charles H. Cox Award for Outstanding Service and Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida (2005)

Provost's Academic Leadership Award (2005)

Current Courses

Foundations, Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis


Basic Elements of Applied Behavior Analysis


Developing, Strengthening and Maintaining Behavior


Decreasing, Eliminating and Replacing Problem Behavior


Introduction to Ethical & Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts


Ethical & Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts

Professional Experience

Psychology Intern and Reasearch Associate, UCLA-NPI Clinical Reseach Unit at Camari;o State Hospital, 1978-1979

Staff Psychologist and Behavior Analyst, Camarillo State Hospital and Developmental Center, 1979-1987

Center Director, Devereux Center for Behavioral. Emotiional and Learning Disorders, 1988-1991

Program Director, New Medico TBI Rehabilitaion Center, 1991-1992

District Behavior Analyst and Senior Psychologist, Florida Department of Children and Families, 1992-1996

Executive Director, Threshold, Inc., 1996-1997

C.E.O., ABA Technologies, Inc., 1997-present

Program Chair, ABA Program, Florida Tech, 1998-2011

Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Florida Tech, 2012-2013

Associate Dean and Head, Florida Tech's School of Behavior Analysis, 2013-present

Additional Duties

Program Director, Florida Tech's ABA Online Program

Member, Board of Directors, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

Senior Consultant, Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Member, Florida Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee

Member, Florida Behavior Analysis Certification Committee

Chief Executive Officer, ABA Technologies, Inc.

Managing Partner, ABA Properties and Investments, LLC

 

Current Research

Behavior analytic approaches to online graduate-level instruction

Performance management and systems analysis in academic and professional training programs

Selected Publications

Martinez-Diaz, J.A., Freeman, T.R., Normand, M., & Heron, T.E. (2007). Ethical considerations for behavior analysts. Invited Chapter in J.O. Cooper, T.E. Heron, and W.L. Heward, Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition. Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Martinez-Diaz (2007) Verbally-governed and event-governed ethical behavior. Invited Address to be presented at the International Society for Behaviorology, 19th Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Martinez-Diaz (2007) Motivating operations, discriminative stimuli, and escape/avoidance behavior: Is discriminated avoidance a good term? Invited Address to be presented at the California Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Martinez-Diaz (2006) Ethics for behavior analysts. Invited Address presented at the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
Martinez-Diaz (2006) Motivating operations and treating challenging behavior without coercion. Invited Address presented at the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
Martinez-Diaz (2006) Current research and practice in the treatment of persons with autism. Invited Address presented at the Progress through Partnership: Pennsylvania's Annual National Autism Conference, State College, PA
Martinez-Diaz (2006) ABA services in schools: ethical considerations. Invited Address presented at the Progress through Partnership: Pennsylvania's Annual National Autism Conference, State College, PA
Martinez-Diaz, J.A. (2007), discussant. What does an educational system require to be successful? Symposium to be chaired by E.A. Vargas. Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.
Martinez-Diaz, J.A., Vollmer, T.R., Johnston, J.M., Shook, G.L., Hartsfield, F. (2005). Behavior analyst task list: knowledge skills and Abilities Statements, Third Edition, Tallahassee, FL: BACB.