Texas Tech University

Stephanie L. Hart, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor of Practice
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: stephanie.hart@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-6648

Stephanie L. Hart is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Special Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership at Texas Tech University. She teaches courses in the Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis and in the Undergraduate Teacher Education program. Her current research projects include developing training programs for Behavior Analysts, for instructors who teach courses in Special Education and classroom and behavior management, and for teachers of students with autism. These projects allow collaboration with the TTUHSC Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic; the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research; the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy (IMMAP), the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), and local school districts. Dr. Hart is a certified teacher in general education and special education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst—Doctoral level. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Hart co-owned a consulting company to serve parents and teachers of students with autism, acted as the Autism Services Coordinator for a local school district, and taught 2nd and 3rd grades.


Dr. Hart earned her Ed.D. and M.A. in Special Education from Texas Tech University. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Single-Subject Design
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Social skills and behavioral interventions in inclusion settings

Selected Publications

Banda, D. R., McAfee, J. K., & Hart, S. L. (2012). Decreasing self-injurious behavior and fading self-restraint in a student with autism and Tourette syndrome. Behavioral Interventions, 27(3), 164-174.

Banda, D. R., Hart, S. L., & Kercood, S. (2012). Decreasing disruptive vocalizations of a student with high-functioning autism across three general education classrooms. Preventing School Failure, 56(2), 104-109.

Hart, S. L. & Banda, D. R. (2010). Picture Exchange Communication System with individuals with developmental disabilities: A meta-analysis of single-subject studies.  Remedial & Special Education, 31(6), 476-488.

Banda, D. R., & Hart, S. L. (2010). Increasing peer-to-peer social skills through direct instruction of two elementary school girls with autism. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 10(2), 124-132.

Banda, D. R., Hart, S. L., & Liu-Gitz, L. (2010). Impact of training peers and children with autism on social skills during center time activities in inclusive classrooms. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4(4), 619-625.

Banda, D. R., McAfee, J. K., & Hart, S. L. (2009). Decreasing self-injurious behavior in a student with autism and Tourette syndrome through positive attention and extinction. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 31(2), 144-156.

Banda, D. R., Grimmett, E., & Hart, S. L. (2009). Activity schedules: Helping students with autism spectrum disorders in general education classrooms manage transition issues. Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(4), 16-21.