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Jessica Singer Dudek

Professional Background

Educational Background

BA:  William Smith College
MA:  Teachers College, Columbia University
PhD:  Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Scholarly Interests

Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
Verbal Behavior Analysis
Verbal Behavior Development
Observational Learning
Conditioned Reinforcement
Teacher Training
Curricular Assessment and Design
Evidence-Based Instruction
Single-Subject Research Designs

Selected Publications

Maffei-Lewis, J., Singer-Dudek, J., & Keohane, D. D.  (2014).  The effects of the 

     establishment of adult faces and/or voices as conditioned reinforcers for children with 

     ASD and related disorders.  Acta de Investigacion Psicologica (Psychological  

     Research Records), 4(3), 1621-1641.


Singer-Dudek, J., Choi, J., & Lyons, L.  (2013). The effects of an observational

     intervention on the emergence of two types of observational learning.  European  

     Journal of Behavior Analysis, 14, 329-247.


Singer-Dudek, J. & Oblak, M.  (2013).  Peer presence and the emergence of conditioned

     reinforcement from observation.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 592-602.  

     doi:  10.1002/jaba.72


Lee. G. T. & Singer-Dudek, J.  (2012).  Effects of fluency versus accuracy training on
and retention of assembly tasks by four adolescents with  
     developmental disabilities.  
Journal of Behavioral Education, 21, 1-17.  doi: 


Singer-Dudek, J., Oblak, M., & Greer, R. D.  (2011). Establishing books as conditioned

     reinforcers for preschool children as a function of an observational intervention.   
     Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
, 44, 421-434.


Luke, N., Greer, R. D., Singer-Dudek, J., & Keohane, D. D.  (2011).  The emergence of

     autoclitic frames in atypically and typically developing children as a function of 

     multiple exemplar instruction.  The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 27, 141-156.


Singer-Dudek, J., Speckman, J., & Nuzzolo, R.  (2010).  A comparative analysis of the

     CABAS® model of education at the Fred S. Keller School:  A twenty-year review.  The

     Behavior Analyst Today, 11(4), 253-264.


Singer-Dudek, J., Greer, R. D., & Schmelzkopf, J. (2008). The effects of an observational

     conditioning procedure on the acquisition of reinforcing properties of a previously  
     neutral stimulus. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Interventions, 4(1), 57-74.


Greer, R. D., Singer-Dudek, J., Longano, J., & Zrinzo, M. (2008). The emergence of

     praise as conditioned reinforcement as a function of observation in preschool and 
     school age children.
Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 25(1), 5-26.


Greer, R. D. & Singer-Dudek, J. (2008). The emergence of conditioned reinforcement 

     from observation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 89, 15-39.


Greer, R. D., Singer-Dudek, J., & Gautreaux, G. (2006). Observational learning.

     International Journal of Psychology, 41(6), 486-499.


Ross, D. E., Singer-Dudek, J., & Greer, R. D. 2005). The Teacher Performance Rate and

     Accuracy Scale:  Training as evaluation. Education and Training in Developmental 

     Disabilities, 40(4), 411-23.


Singer-Dudek, J. & Greer, R. D. (2005). Long-term analysis of the relationship between

     fluency and the training and maintenance of complex math skills. The Psychological

     Record, 55, 361-376.

HBSE 4015: Applied behavior analysis I

Basic applications for learners without reading or writing repertoires. Strategic applications of the science of behavior to instruction, management, curriculum-based assessment, isolation of locus of learning/behavior problems, and measurably effective instructional practices.

HBSE 4044: Curricular and pedagogical foundations for teaching pre-listening through early academic literacy

Pedagogical and curricular design repertoires for realizing state educational objectives for children from pre-listener to early reader skills (NYSED Standards, English Excellence in Education Standards, and CABAS Standards Preschool through Kindergarten). Permission required for non-majors.

HBSE 4045: Curricular and pedagogical operations for teaching the foundations of functional academic literacy

Pedagogical and curricular repertoires for realizing state educational objectives for children with early to advanced self-editing and self-management repertoires (grades 1 through 3). Materials fee: $10. Permission required for non-majors.

HBSE 5904: Problems in special education: Applied behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders

Qualified students work individually or in small groups under guidance on practical research problems. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration; final written report required.

HBSE 6031: Single-case experimental design in education, medicine, and therapy

Permission required. Course covers inter-subject and intrasubject designs, repeated measurement, generality, relevant statistical techniques, direct and systematic replication, and selection of group or single case designs. Offered once every three years.

Centers and Projects

Center for Opportunities & Outcomes for People with Disabilities

The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities confronts the challenges facing special education today through its commitment to the production of knowledge and professional expertise aimed at supporting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society. The broad-based research, evaluation, and demonstration activities of the Center reflect an emphasis on empowering people with disabilities by increasing their capacity and opportunities for self-determination, reducing their vulnerability to victimization and abuse, and addressing the disability-related issues of culturally and ethnically diverse groups, including women and minorities. The Center encourages national and international partnerships aimed at strengthening the connection between research and policy.

Hsu-Min Chiang

Contact Information:
Box 223  
(212) 678-8346

Jessica Singer Dudek appeared in the following articles:

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores (3/8/2012)

New Faculty (4/1/2010)