JONATHAN C. BAKER, PHD, BCBA-D

Photo of Jonathan Baker Dr. Jonathan C. Baker is a Clinical Faculty Specialist at Western Michigan University. He was previously an Associate Professor and coordinator of the Gerontology Certificate program, as well as a faculty member in the Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program in the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University. He received his Ph. D. from Western Michigan University (2009) in Behavioral Psychology, an M. S. (2005) in Applied Behavioral Sciences and a certificate in Gerontology from the University of Kansas, and a B. S. (2003) in Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University. He is a Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Baker is on the Editorial Board for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (TAVB). He has served as a guest Action Editor for TAVB and the Psychological Record, and serves as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, The Behavior Analyst, Behavior Analysis in Practice, The Psychological Record, and The American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias. Dr. Baker is the current chair of the Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group with ABAI and past president of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Baker’s main research interest is behavioral gerontology, including the assessment/treatment of behavioral excesses and developing programs that remediate behavioral deficits in older adults with dementia, as well as treatment adoption. His interests also extend to adults and older adults with developmental disabilities.