Dr. Caio Miguel | Ph.D., BCBA-D


Dr. Caio Miguel is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Sacramento and an Adjunct Doctoral Advisor for the Ph.D. Program in ABA at the Institute for Behavioral Studies at Endicott College.   Dr. Miguel also serves as an Adjunct Professor (Professor Colaborador) at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sao Paulo—Brazil.   ​He earned his bachelors degree in Psychology at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo in Brazil, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Western Michigan University under the co-advisement of Dr. Jack Michael and Dr. James Carr.  Dr. Miguel has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) since 2004.

Dr. Miguel is a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (2015-2018).   He also served as the Editor-in-Chief (2009-2011) and as an Associate Editor (2008; 2011-2015) for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.   He is currently on the editorial boards of Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavioral Interventions, Brazilian Journal of Behavior Analysis, and The Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Dr. Miguel has given hundreds of professional presentations in North America, South America and Europe, and has had manuscripts published in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.  He is the recipient of the 2013-2014 award for outstanding scholarly work by the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State, the 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Student Committee of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the 2019 Award for Excellence in Teaching Verbal Behavior from the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group of ABAI, and the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University.

Prior to joining Sacramento State, Dr. Miguel served as a clinical consultant for the St. Amant Centre’s early intervention program in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and as a program specialist for the New England Center for Children (NECC), where he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University.

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