Wesley H. Dotson

College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership

Wesley H. Dotson

Dr. Wesley H. Dotson is an assistant professor in the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and the Special Education Program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. He is also the director of outpatient services for the Burkhart Center. Professor Dotson is a board-certified behavior analyst and certified special education teacher with more than 10 years of experience in the field of special education and a focus on working with children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

His research interests include:

  • social skills and relationship development for people with ASD
  • the preparation of teachers and therapists to work successfully with students with ASD
  • translational research exploring the neural correlates of behavior associated with ASD and the effects of behavioral intervention on those neural responses

Professor Dotson earned his Ph.D. in behavioral psychology and his Master of Arts in applied behavioral science from the University of Kansas. His Bachelor of Arts in psychology was completed at the University of Oklahoma.