Christopher Walmsley

Associate Professor

Biography: 

Dr. Walmsley received his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of New Hampshire in 2007. During that time, a senior lecturer at UNH, Mark Henn, taught a course on radical behaviorism in contemporary culture and society (the philosophical framework of behavior analysis), which served as a catalyst towards the pursuit of a career in behavior analysis.

Dr. Walmsley then went to Western Michigan University in 2009, where he obtained both his M.A. and Ph.D in the behavior analysis program under Dr. Wayne Fuqua. Dr. Walmsley’s current teaching interests are in the areas of professional and ethical conduct, geared towards practitioners in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis and the unique challenges they face while providing services in a variety of clinical contexts.

Research: 

Dr. Walmsley is interested in behavioral gerontology - the intersection of the science of behavior and the unique issues an individual faces as they age. Dr. Walmsley’s current research interests include the refinement of behavioral technologies to assess for and promote adaptive functioning in older adults with neurocognitive loss, and in particular, how to best treat the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

 The Behavior Analysis Lab meets in BSS 406.

Teaching: 
Current graduate students:
  • Juliana Bertolucci
  • Nicole Quinlan
Former graduate students:
  • Maggie Groves-Bradley. Master’s project entitled Teaching Conversation Skills Using BST and Video Modeling Via Telehealth.
  • Marissa Howell. Master’s project entitled Surveying Levels of Staff Burnout Among Applied Behavior Analysis Practitioners.
  • Melissa Cisneros - Master’s project entitled: Assessing Convergent Validity of the QABF and TBH FA Intake Form with Results of a Functional Analysis
  • Jessie Kelly - Master's project entitled: Mand Prompting and Fading: Teaching Yes-No Manding
  • Jackie Morris - Master’s project entitled A Survey On the Status of Acceptance and Commitment Training in Rural Northern California. 
  • Giancarlo Anro - Master’s project entitled An Overview of Electronic Preference Assessments and Recommendation for Their Use in Telehealth.