Andrew C. Bonner, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Clinical Professor, Program Director, MS in ABA, Hybrid, Charlotte

Department of Applied Psychology, Faculty

Email: [email protected]


Dr. Bonner has extensive experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a large range of clinical contexts. His areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, skill acquisition, and verbal behavior. In addition, Dr. Bonner is also engaged in several other areas of research. One area aims to evaluate interventions to enhance literacy in under-resourced schools using direct instruction and community organizing. Another involves using family and home-based interventions to improve social-emotional learning and reduce challenging behavior in neurotypical learners. And a third is focused on developing small- and large-scale interventions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


  • PhD, Behavior Analysis, University of Florida, 2022
  • MA, Behavior Analysis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2016
  • BA, Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2008

Research Interests

  • Severe problem behavior
  • Literacy
  • Historical disparities
  • Wellbeing

Honors and Awards (Selected)

  • The Gerber Behavior Analysis Research Award, UF Psychology Department, 2022
  • Certificate of Outstanding Merit and Achievement, UF International Center, 2022
  • David Robert Ferguson Memorial Award – Finalist, UF Psychology Department, 2021
  • Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award, Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, 2020

Selected Publications

  • Bonner, A. C.,, S. C., Fernandez, N., Frank-Crawford, M. A., & DeLeon, I. G. (2022). The effects of reinforcer type on the durability of treatment for escape-maintained problem behavior. Behavioral Interventions. Advance Online Publication.
  • Bonner, A. C., Biglan, A., & Drugan-Eppich, K. (2021). The dismal state of federal funding for experimental evaluations of interventions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Perspectives on Behavior Science. Advance Online Publication.
  • Bonner, A. C., & Biglan, A. (2021). Rebooting behavioral science to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Behavior and Social Issues, 30, 106-120.
  • Bonner, A. , & Borrero, J. C. (2018). Differential reinforcement of low rate schedules reduce severe problem behavior. Behavior Modification. 42(5), 747-764.
  • Rooker, G. W., Bonner, A. C., Dillon, C., & Zarcone, J. R. (2018). Behavioral treatment of automatically reinforced SIB: 1982 – 2015. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 51(4), 974-997.


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