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Joseph Lambert

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education

Dr. Lambert is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. He earned his Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines from Utah State University, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). His areas of expertise include functional analysis methodology, function-based interventions, and environmental factors that influence the maintenance of these interventions. He also studies practitioner training.

Dr. Lambert has years of experience designing and evaluating function-based interventions for the challenging behavior of individuals with severe disabilities and supervises the applied field experiences of masters- and doctoral-level professionals training to become BCBAs. Lambert has worked in public and private schools and has trained staff in both settings, as well as in group homes and day centers for adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Currently, Dr. Lambert serves as co-investigator for a number of federally funded projects and teaches courses in behavior management, methods of instruction, and ethics. He also sits on the editorial board of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice and is a past board member of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.