Dr. Veronica Howard

Assistant Professor
Office: SSB 215
Phone: 907-786-6128
Email: vjhoward@uaa.alaska.edu


Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013
M.A., University of Kansas, 2012
B.S., Northern Michigan University, 2005

Teaching Responsibilities

  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Behavior Analysis
  • Strategies of Behavior Change
  • Organizational Behavior Management
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Applications of Behavior Analysis

Professional and Departmental Service

  • Board Certified Applied Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)
  • Secretary, Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Coordinator, Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • Faculty Advisor, Psychology Club & PSI CHI

Research Interests

  • Effective staff and volunteer training
    • Distance learning and training strategies
    • Behavioral Skills training
    • Video-based training
  • Effects on treatment integrity on client outcomes
  • Animal training and enrichment 


Howard, V. J., & DiGennaro Reed, F. D. (2014).  Training shelter volunteers to teach dog compliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47(2), 344-359. doi: 10.1002/jaba.120

DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Hirst, J. M., & Howard, V. J. (2013) Empirically-supported staff selection, training, and management strategies.  In D. D. Reed, F. D. DiGennaro Reed, & J. K. Luiselli (Eds.), Handbook of crisis intervention for individuals with developmental disabilities.  New York: Springer.

DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Hirst, J. M., & Howard, V. J. (2014) Behavior analytic techniques to promote treatment integrity.  In L. Hagermoser Sanetti & T. Kratochwill (Eds.), Treatment integrity: Conceptual, methodological, and applied considerations for practitioners. APA Press