Rick Kubina Jr., Ph.D, BCBA-D is CentralReach’s Director of Research and a Professor of Special Education at The Pennsylvania State University where he teaches courses on methods for teaching reading, behavior analysis, and experimental design. Rick graduated from Youngstown State University where he had Steve Graf as an advisor and then received a Masters and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University under John Cooper.
Rick conducts wide-ranging research in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis and Precision Teaching. He also served as the editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration. Rick has dedicated his professional career to helping behavior change agents such as teachers, behavior analysts, and other helping professionals efficiently change behavior through effective teaching and measurement such as Precision Teaching. Rick co-founded a software called Chartlytics, which was acquired by CentralReach in 2018. At CentralReach, Rick explores how technology can accelerate superior outcomes for all those seeking to engender professional and personal success and his ongoing research will help shape the future of CentralReach’s clinical solutions.
Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., King, S. A., Brennan, K. M., Wertalik, J., Rizzo, K., & Markelz, A. (2021). Standards of Graph Construction in Special Education Research: A Review of their Use and Relevance. Education and Treatment of Children, 44, 275-290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43494-021-00053-3