Dr. Ellie Kazemi | Ph.D.


Dr. Kazemi is a professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate coursework in behavior analysis for the past 10 years.  She founded the Masters of Science Program in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 and has collaborated with the CSUN community to provide graduate students high-quality supervision experiences.

Dr. Kazemi currently has two distinct primary lines of research.  Her applied research interests involve identification of efficient, effective strategies for practical training and supervision.  Her laboratory research involves leveraging technology (e.g., robotics, virtual or augmented reality) for optimal simulation-based training.

Dr. Kazemi is currently working on several large nationwide projects, including with FEMA and NASA, focusing on effective training and behavioral outcomes.  She has received several mentorship awards including the ABAI Best Mentor Award, the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Service Award.

Dr. Kazemi has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including training, staff turnover, and the use of technology in behavior analysis.  She is the leading author of a handbook for supervision titled, Supervision and Practicum in Behavior Analysis: A Handbook for Supervisees.

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