EINAR T. INGVARSSON, PH.D., BCBA-D voted president-elect of Texas Association for Behavior Analysis


FORT WORTH, TXMarch 11, 2016 – Texas Association for Behavior Analysis announced Einar T. Ingvarsson, PH.D., BCBA-D, Program Director of Autism Services at Child Study Center, as President-Elect for the 2016-2017 calendar year followed by an automatic presidency in 2017.

The mission of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA) is to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world in which we live. To that end, TxABA strives to disseminate knowledge from the science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts working in Texas and its neighboring states (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico).

His colleagues at Child Study Center are thrilled to hear that Dr. Ingvarsson has been selected as the President-Elect of the TxABA. He is uniquely qualified to guide the organization and its members in pursuit of their mission to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world in which we live. TxABA faces a number of important issues, and it’s encouraging to know that Dr. Ingvarsson will be at the helm during this exciting time. We look forward to seeing Dr. Ingvarsson continue to build on the foundation that past presidents laid before him – he is sure to do good work.

Einar Ingvarsson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the Program Director of Autism Services at the Child Study Center and a research scientist in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. Dr. Ingvarsson received his Ph.D. in behavioral psychology from the University of Kansas in 2005. His major interests are in the areas of behavioral interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, verbal behavior, stimulus control, and the functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior.

Dr. Ingvarsson currently serves as associate editor for both the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. He is also on the editorial boards of The Behavior Analyst, European Journal of Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Ingvarsson has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

“Dr. Ingvarsson is renowned for his work with children with autism and their families, and he has served as a valuable, highly-respected member of the TxABA Executive Council for the past 3 years,” said Dorothea C. Lerman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, President of TxABA. “His exemplary professional and leadership skills will be critical as our organization moves forward to address a number of important issues related to the practice of behavior analysis in Texas.”


Child Study Center (CSC) provides children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities the highest quality diagnosis, treatment and education, to help them achieve their full potential.  Founded in 1962, CSC is a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.  Located near downtown Fort Worth, CSC is one of the few centers in the nation offering multiple services under one roof.  The Center includes developmental pediatric and psychology services, an educational facility for children with special needs (Jane Justin School), a behavior disorders clinic, and an intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for children with autism.