Gravina, Nicole

Assistant Professor, School of Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysis, School of


Gravina, N., & Austin, J. (Accepted). The consultant workshop model in a human service setting. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Gravina, N., *Villacorta, J., *Albert, K., *Clark, R. J., *Curry, S., & *Wilder, D. (Accepted). A quantitative review of organizational behavior management research in human service settings. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

*Kelley, D., & Gravina, N. (In press). Every minute counts: Using the science of behavior to reduce wait times in an emergency department. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Gravina, N., Cummins, B., & Austin, J. (in press). Leadership’s role in process safety: An understanding of behavioral science among managers is needed. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Gravina, N., *King, A., & *Hodges, A. (In press). Consulting in OBM. In B. Wine and J. Pritchard (Eds.), Organizational Behavior Management: The Essentials. Orlando, FL: Hedgehog Publishers.

Wilder, D. A., & Gravina, N. (in press). Organizational Behavior Management. In W. Fisher, C. Piazza, and H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Kelley, D., & Gravina, N. (2017). A new paradigm in healthcare: An open door for OBM? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Gravina, N. (August, 2016). Four steps to more effective safety checklists. Professional Safety, p. 51-52.

Gravina, N., Loewy, S., Rice, A., & Austin, J. (2013). Using self-monitoring and intensive accuracy training to improve safe postural performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management 33, 68-76.

Gravina, N. & Siers, B. P. (2012). Performance appraisals: The good, the bad, and the value add. Invited article for Journal of Organization Behavior Management (31)4, 277-287.

Fante, R., Gravina, N., Betz, A., & Austin, J. (2010). Descriptive and treatment analyses of safe and at-risk behaviors and postures performed by pharmacy employees. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30(4), 325-228.

Gravina, N. E., & Cunningham, T. R. (2010). Check this out: A book review of The Checklist Manifesto. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 30(3), 271-277.

Rice, A., Austin, J., & Gravina, N. (2009). Increasing customer service behaviors with task clarification and managerial feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 665-669.

Gravina, N., & Olson, R. (May, 2009). Do you want to support transfer of training? Consider a behavioral self-monitoring exercise. T+D Magazine, p. 18.

LeBlanc, L. A., Gravina, N., & Carr, J. (2009). Training issues unique to autism spectrum disorders. In J. Matson (Ed.), Practitioner’s Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer.

Gravina, N., Austin, J, Schroedter, L., & Loewy, S. (2008). The effects of self-monitoring on safe postural performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 28(4), 238-259.

Gravina, N., VanWagner, M., & Austin, J. (2008). Increasing physical therapy equipment preparation behaviors using task clarification, graphic feedback and modification of work environment. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 28(2), 110-122.

Gravina, N., Yueng-hsiang, H., Robertson, M., Blair, M., & Austin, J. (2008, November). Using self-monitoring to promote behavior change of computer users. Professional Safety, 30-34.

Gravina, N., Hazel, D., & Austin, J. (2007). Evaluating the effects of workstation changes, the Rollermouse keyboard and behavioral safety on performance in an office setting. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 29, 245-253.

Fante, R., Gravina, N., & Austin, J. (2007). A brief descriptive analysis and demonstration of the effects of peer observations on postural behaviors of pharmacy employees. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 27(2).

Austin, J., Hackett, S., Gravina, N., & Lebbon, A. (2006). The effects of prompting and feedback on drivers’ stopping at stop signs. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 117-121.

Austin, J., Weatherly, N., & Gravina, N. (2005). Using task clarification, graphic feedback, and verbal feedback to increase closing task completion in a privately owned restaurant. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 117-120.

Gravina, N., Wilder, D., White, H., & Fabian, T. (2004). Signing in as a function of odds of winning a daily raffle. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 24(4).

Personal Overview

Dr. Nicole Gravina is an expert in behavioral science and using behavior-based techniques to create positive change in organizations. Prior to joining the faculty at Florida Institute of Technology, she worked in the applied sector consulting with businesses in a variety of industries helping leaders to improve safety, performance, and engagement. Her research is focused on interventions to improve leadership behaviors, safety, employee performance, and self-management. Nicole has delivered presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses at national and international conferences and published numerous research articles. She earned her PhD from Western Michigan University and completed a research fellowship at Liberty Mutual Safety Research Institute.

Educational Background

2006 - M.A., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Western Michigan University

2008 - Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis, Western Michigan University 

Recognition & Awards

Awarded the competitive Liberty Mutual Safety Research Fellowship in 2006

Current Courses

Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management

Advanced Organizational Behavior Management

Professional Experience

2015-Present, Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

2011-2015, Consultant, Novelo Group (owner) and Reaching Results, Chicago, IL and Des Moines, IA

2008-2011, Assistant Professor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

2004-2011, Contract Consultant, Various Projects

2007-2008, Visiting Instructor, Drake University, Des Moines, IA



Additional Duties

2008-Present, Editorial Board, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

2017 - Ongoing, Editorial Board, Behavior Analysis in Practice

2012-2014, OBM Network President

2010-2012, OBM Network President Elect

2008-2011, MidAmerican Association of Behavior Analysis Board of Directors