2011 TC Research
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Nirvana Pistoljevic

Professional Background

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy: Applied Behavior Analysis, May 2008
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York

Master of Philosophy: Applied Behavior Analysis/Behaviorism, May 2008
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York

Master of Education: Special Education/Instructional Practice, December 2007
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Master of Arts: Special Education/General Education/Applied Behavior Analysis, May 2005
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology- Highest Honors, January 2002
Rutgers University, New Jersey


Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

active professional organizations

• Senior Behavior Analyst - CABAS
• Assistant Research Scientist - CABAS
• Regular Education Teacher, New York State
• Special Education Teacher, New York State
• International Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
• European Association for Behavior Analysis
• Invited Peer Reviewer for Journal of Behavioral Assessment and Intervention in Children
• Fred S. Keller Institutional Review Board Member
• Council for Exceptional Children
• Invited Peer Reviewer for Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention
• Director – “Riders of Hope” Non-for-Profit organization helping children in Bosnia and Herzegovina


biographical information

HBSE 4000: Introduction to special education

Offered all terms. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Emphasis is placed on the identification of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and the impact of the characteristics on the learner and family members of the learner. The course is a study of the nature, psychosocial, and educational needs of individuals across the lifespan with physical, mental, emotional, or sensory impairments. Particular attention is placed on the way these special education programs fit, or should fit, into ongoing work in schools. Totally online versions of this course are available for non- HBSE majors in spring and summer A and B terms. Special fee: $25.

HBSE 4001: Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom

Problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities. Materials fee: $15

HBSE 4001: Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom

Problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities. Materials fee: $15

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.