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Veronica Howard

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
NSB 214

(907) 786-6128


  • 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
  • Psychology Practicum

Professional & Department Service

  • Board Certified Applied Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) - Doctoral
  • Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Analysis Committee
  • Faculty Advisor, Psychology Club & Psi Chi

Research Interests

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Staff and volunteer training
  • Treatment integrity and client outcomes
  • Program Evaluation
Dr. Howard is interested in recruiting student research assistants interested in textbook affordability and behavior analysis applied at the program level. For more information, please email the address listed above.


Howard, V. J. & Whitmore, C. B. (2020). Evaluating student perceptions of open and commercial psychology textbooks [Special issue: Research in Underexamined Areas of Open Educational Resources]. Frontiers in Education.

Howard, V. J. (2019). Open Educational Resources in Behavior Analysis [Special issue: Diversity and Inclusion]. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 839-853.

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

Current Projects

Alaska Open Education Initiative (supported by the USDA NIFA Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program)