Faculty and Staff Profiles

James Meindl
Asst Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: jnmeindl@memphis.edu
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Dr. Meindl received his M.A. from Penn State - Harrisburg and his Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from The Ohio State University. He has worked as a behavior analyst in both home and school settings. His work in these settings has ranged from developing academic programming, to teaching independent living skills, to focusing on problem behavior - primarily self-injury and aggression. In addition to his clinical work, he has a wide range of research interests including identifying factors that influence choice and preference, contrast effects, interventions for aggression and self-injury, and the effects of delayed consequences.


Education
  • B. A. Psychology - Lewis and Clark College - 2003
  • M. A. Applied Behavior Analysis - The Pennsylvania State University - 2006
  • Ph. D. Applied Behavior Analysis/Special Education - The Ohio State University - 2011
  • CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE   -   -  
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (# 1-06-3062)   - Behavior Analyst Certification Board - 2006 - Present
  • Certificate of Professional Development in College Instruction   - The Ohio State University - 2010
  • Licensure in Special Education; Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist   - The Ohio State University - 2011

Work Experience

  • Senior Therapist,   - The Greenwood School - 2000-2004
  • Senior Therapist,   - For the Kids Learning Center - 2002-2004
  • Behavior Analysis Assistant,   - Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15 - 2002-2004
  • Behavior Consultant,   - Help Services, Inc. - 2006-2008
  • Behavior Consultant,   - Department of Human Services Oregon - 2006-2010
  • Intensive Behavior Consultant,   - Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13 - 2006-2008
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, Special Education Department - The Ohio State University - 2008-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - University of Memphis - 2011 - Present
Honors/Awards
  • Scholarship - Families for Effective Autism Treatment - 2002
  • Graduate Student Scholarship - The Pennsylvania State University - 2004
  • Trainee fellowship - The Ohio State University - 2008-2011
  • McNeil-Siegrist Scholarship - The Ohio State University - 2009
  • Thomas and Evelyn Stephens Scholarship - The Ohio State University - 2010
  • Edward J. Ray Travel Award - The Ohio State University - 2011
  • ICL Excellence in Research Award - University of Memphis - 2013

Teaching Experience

  • SPED 7900 - Advanced Practicum - University of Memphis
  • SPED 8900 - Advanced Practicum - University of Memphis
  • SPED 7520 - Behaviorism Seminar - University of Memphis
  • SPED 8520 - Behaviorism Seminar - University of Memphis
  • EDPR 7581 - Single-Subject Research and Design - University of Memphis
  • EDPR 8581 - Single-Subject Research and Design - University of Memphis
  • SPED 7516 - Advanced Principles and Concepts in ABA - University of Memphis
  • SPED 8516 - Advanced Principles and Concepts in ABA - University of Memphis
  • SPED 7514 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis - University of Memphis
  • SPED 8514 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis - University of Memphis
  • SPED 7517 - Assessment and Positive Behavior Support - University of Memphis
  • SPED 8517 - Assessment and Positive Behavior Support - University of Memphis
  • SPED 7518 - Evidence Based Practices - University of Memphis
  • SPED 8518 - Evidence Based Practices - University of Memphis

Support

  • Faculty Research Grant in Social Sciences, Business & Law - University of Memphis - $4,000 - 2013
Service
  • DEPARTMENT -   -  
  • University of Memphis - ICL Graduate Committee Member - 2011-Present
  • University of Memphis - SPED Instructor Search Committee Member - 2012
  • University of Memphis - SPED Assistant Professor Search Committee Member - 2012
  • COLLEGE -   -  
  • The Ohio State University - Higher Education Consortium for Special Education Student Representative - 2009-2010
  • University of Memphis - ICL Representative on the Dean's Research Travel Committee - 2012 - Present
  • UNIVERSITY -   -  
  • University of Memphis - Sustainability Committee - 2013
  • University of Memphis - Research to improve on-campus recycling - 2013
  • LOCAL/REGIONAL -   -  
  • Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis - Executive Council Student Representative - 2005-2007
  • Abraxas Academy Behavioral Management Committee - Behavioral Review Committee - 2007-2009
  • Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis - Executive Council Member at Large - 2007-2009
  • Buckeye Behavior Analysis Services - Team Member - 2009-2011
  • The Ohio State University Adult Reading Initiative - One of three primary developers - 2009-2010
  • Autism Society for the Mid-South - Board Member - 2011-2012
  • Le Bonheur/University of Memphis - Develop and host monthly training for families and professionals working with children with autism - 2013-Present
  • STATE -   -  
  • Tennessee Board of Regents Research Academy - TBR Research Fellow - 2011-Present
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - TN - Behavior Services Advisory Committee Member - 2013-Present
  • NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL/PROFESSION -   -  
  • The National Honor Society in Psychology - Penn State Harrisburg Chapter - Vice President - 2005-2006
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International - Student Representative - 2010-2011
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International - ABAI Accreditation Site Visitor - 2012
  • School Psychology Review - Reviewer - 2008, 2010
  • Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis - Reviewer - 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Journal of Behavioral Education - Reviewer - 2009
  • Behavioral Interventions - Reviewer - 2010, 2012, 2012
  • Research in Developmental Disabilities - Reviewer - 2012
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Reviewer - 2012, 2012, 2012
  • Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - Reviewer - 2013
Books Published/Reviewed
  • CHAPTERS
  • Meindl, J. N. & Miller, N. (2013). Delayed punishment: An overview and future directions. In N. Castro (Ed.), Psychology of Punishment: New Research, Nova  

     

  • Meindl, J. N. (2013). Joint attention training in children with autism. In V. B. Patel, V. R. Preedy, and C. R. Martin (Eds.), The Comprehensive Guide to Autism, Springer
Journal Articles
  • Foxx, R. M., & Meindl, J. (2007).The long-term successful treatment of the aggressive/destructive behaviors of a pre-adolescent with autism. Behavioral Interventions: Special Issue: The Treatment and Assessment of the Severe Behavior of Individuals with AU and Developmental Disabilities, 22, 83–97.

  • Foxx, R. M., Meindl, J. N., Garito, J. S., & Ivy, J. W. (2008). The state of the art: The treatment of aggressive/destructive behavior since the 1989 NIH consensus conference. Psychology in Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities, 33, 4–6.

  • Perrin, C. J., Miller, N., Haberlin, A. T., Ivy, J. W., Meindl, J. N., & Neef, N. A. (2011). Measuring and reducing college students’ procrastination of studying. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • Meindl, J. N. & Cannella-Malone, H. I. (2011). Initiating and responding to joint attention in children with autism: A review of the literature. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 1441–1454.

  • Casey, L. B., Meindl, J. N., Frame, K., Elswick, S., Hayes, J., & Wyatt, J. (2012). Current trends in education: How single-subject research can help teachers keep up with the zeitgeist. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 85, 109-116.

  • Casey, L. G., Zanskas, S., Meindl, J. N., Cogdal, P., Parra, G. R., & Powell, K. (2012). Parental symptoms of posttraumatic stress following a child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 1186-1193.

  • Meindl, J. N. & Casey, L. G. (2012). Increasing the suppressive effect of delayed punishers: A review of basic and applied literature. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 129-150.

  • Meindl, J. N. (2012). Understanding preference shifts: A review and alternate explanation of within-trial contrast and state-dependent valuation. The Behavior Analyst, 35, 179-195.

  • Meindl, J. N., Ivy, J. W., Miller, N., Neef, N. A., Williamson, R. L. (2013). An examination of stimulus control in fluency-based strategies: SAFMEDS and generalization. The Journal of Behavioral Education 

     

Presentations
  • REFEREED PRESENTATIONS (* indicates U of M student)
     
  • Foxx, R. M., Garito, J., Meindl, J. N., & Ivy, J. W. (2006, March). Treating severe behavior problems. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Convention, Hershey, PA.
  • Foxx, R. M., & Meindl, J. N. (2006, March). Treating severe aggression in an adolescent with autism. Poster presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Convention, Hershey, PA.
  • Foxx, R. M., Garito, J., Ivy, J. W., & Meindl, J. N. (2006, May). In R. M. Foxx (Chair), The treatment of aggressive/destructive behavior: The state of the art. Panel Discussion conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 32nd Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Foxx, R. M., & Meindl. J. N. (2007, May). The treatment of severe aggression in an adolescent with autism. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 33th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Foxx, R. M., Meindl. J. N., Ivy, J. W., & Garito, J. (2007, May). In R. M. Foxx (Chair), The development of a behavioral treatment team within a large special educational organization: Lessons learned. Panel discussion conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 33th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Meindl, J. N. & Bailey, L. R. (2008, May). Aggression and self-injury: Snapshots of a successful intervention. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 34th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Bailey, L. R., & Meindl, J. N. (2009, May). Construction and implementation of a time-out area in a public school setting. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 35th Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Perrin, C. J., Ivy, J., Meindl, J. N., Haberlin, A. T., Neef, N. A., & Miller, N. (2010, May).  Supporting student learning: Recent research in college instruction. In J. N. Meindl (chair), Measuring and reducing college students’ procrastination of studying. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 36th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.
  • Miller, N., Meindl, J. N., Ivy, J., & Neef, N. (2010, November). Promoting generalized responding through multiple exemplars when using SAFMEDS as an instructional tool. Poster presented at the meeting of the Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Perrin, C. J., Haberlin, A. T., Meindl, J. N., Ivy, J. W., Miller, N., Graham, K. J., & Neef, N. A. (2011, May). Measuring and reducing undergraduate student's procrastination of studying. Symposium to be conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 37th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Meindl, J. N., Ivy, J. W., Miller, N., & Neef, N. A. (2011, May). Promoting generalized responding when using SAFMEDS as an instructional tool. In J. W. Ivy (chair) Behavioral research in the college classroom: An examination of active student responding techniques. Symposium to be conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 37th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Foxx, R. M., Heward, W. L., & Neef, N. A. (2011, May). Professional development series: Understanding the publication process. In J. N. Meindl (chair). Panel discussion to be conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 37th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Meindl, J. N. & Casey, L. B. (2011, Oct). Within-trial contrast: Conditioning effects on preceding and subsequent stimuli. Poster presented at the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Meindl, J. N. & Casey, L. B. (2012, May). Within-trial contrast: Conditioning effects on preceding and subsequent stimuli. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • *Frame, K. N. Casey, L. B., & Meindl, J. N. (2012, May). Teaching by the numbers: How to use data in the classroom. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Casey, L. B., Meindl, J. N., & Smith. C. (2012, May). Parental symptoms of posttraumatic stress following a child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: Prevalence and practical implications. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • *Justice, W. V., Casey, L. B., Meindl, J. N., & McKessy, W. (2012, May). Investigating sensory-oriented theories of the effects of environmental discriminative stimuli on people with autism. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Ivy, J. W., Neef, N. A., Meindl, J. N., & Miller, N. (2012, May). A preliminary examination of motivating operation and reinforcer class interaction. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Miller, N., Meindl, J.N., Ivy, J. W., Garner, J., & Neef, N. A. (2012, May). Teaching behavioral concepts to college students: A comparison of flashcards containing examples versus definitions. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • *Freeze, T., Meindl, J. N., *White, C., & *Brady, L. (2012, April). The effects of an unknown vs. known therapist on behavior. Presentation conducted at the meeting of the West Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis, Arlington, TN.
  • Meindl, J. N. & *Freeze, T. (2012, July). Topics in autism: Joint attention and functional analyses. Presentation conducted at the meeting of the 2nd Annual MidSouth Autism Conference, Southhaven, MS.
  • Casey, L. B., Meindl, J. N., & Miller, N. (2012, Sept). Current trends in autism: Working with individuals and families. Presentation at the Conference of the Tennessee chapter of the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (TN-NADD), Arlington, MS.
  • *Freeze, T., & Meindl, J. N. (2012, Oct). The effects of an unknown vs. known therapist on behavior. Poster presented at the Conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 15th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. 
  • Meindl, J. N., Miller, N., Ivy, J. W., & Neef, N. (2012, Oct). Promoting generalized responding within a flashcard instructional strategy. Presentation at the Conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 15th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. 
  • Meindl, J. N., *Denton, T. F., & *Brady, L. (2013, Oct). Assessing controversial treatments in a behavioral world. Presentation at the Conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 16th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. 
  • Meindl, J. N. (2013, Oct). Joint attention in autism: An overview and critique. Presentation at the Conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 16th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. 
  • Meindl, J. N. (2013, Oct). Back to the basics: Motivating operations. Presentation at the Conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis 16th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. 
  • Meindl, J. N. & Casey, L. B. (2013, May). Increasing the suppressive effect of delayed punishers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 39th Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. 
  • *Freeze, T. D., Meindl, J. N., *White, C., *Brady, L. (2013, May). The effects of an unknown versus known therapist on behavior. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International 39th Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Meindl, J. N. (2013, April). Increasing the suppressive effect of delayed-punishers: Five strategies from applied and basic research. Presentation at the meeting of the West Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis, Arlington, TN.
  • NON-REFEREED PRESENTATIONS
  • Meindl, J. N. (2003). Introductory workshop on applied behavior analysis. Workshop Presented for Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Portland, OR. non-refereed
  • Meindl, J. N. (2004). Introductory workshop on verbal behavior. Workshop Presented for Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Hillsboro, OR. non-refereed
  • Meindl, J. N. (2004). Introductory workshop on applied behavior analysis. Workshop Presented for Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Eugene, OR. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. (2006). The treatment of aggressive behavior. Guest lecturer for Graduate level Behavior Modification Class, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. (2007). Implementing a behavioral approach within a non-behavioral setting. Guest Lecturer for Graduate level Behavior Management Class, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA. non-refereed
  • Meindl, J. N., Ivy, J. W., & Garito, J. (2007). The measurement of behavior: Documenting change. Act 80 presentation to School Psychologists and Special Education Consultants at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit # 13, Lancaster, PA. non-refereed
  • Meindl, J. N., Ivy, J. W., & Garito, J. (2007). Using applied behavior analysis in multiple disabilities and life skills classrooms. Act 80 presentation to Teachers and Educational Professionals at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit # 13, Lancaster, PA. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. (2007). Treating a highly aggressive child with multiple disabilities. Guest Lecturer for Graduate level Behavior Modification Class, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. (2009). Augmentative and alternative communication. Guest Lecturer to Undergraduate level students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. & Ivy, J. W. (2009). Adults with reading deficits. Guest Lecturer to Undergraduate level students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. (2010). Preparing for the general examination. Guest Lecturer for Graduate Studies Committee, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. (2010). Teaching strategies for students with emotional disorders, behavioral disorders, and/or ADHD: Effective classroom management. Guest Lecturer to Graduate and Undergraduate level students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. non-refereed
  • Meindl, J. N. (2012). Using token economies to effectively manage classroom behavior. Presentation during Inservice at Concord Academy, Memphis, TN.
  • Neef, N. A. & Meindl, J. N. (March, 2011). Contributing to a behavior analysis of teaching while teaching behavior analysis. Presentation to the Behavior Analysis Student and Alumni Association, The University of North Texas, Denton, TX. non-refereed
  • Meindl. J. N. & Ivy, J. W. (2010). Stimulus equivalence 101. Guest Lecturer to Graduate level students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. non-refereed
  • Meindl, J. N. (2012). The basics of behavior analysis. Presentation to staff members at the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee, Memphis, TN.