Graduate Students

Current Students

Sarah HolmesSarah Holmes (started program 2018) earned her B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2018. As an undergraduate, she worked as a personal care attendant improving academic and daily living tasks with an adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research interests include the assessment and reduction of problem behavior and increasing independent self-care routines in young and adolescent children.

Alison RubyAlison Ruby (started program 2019) earned her B.S. from the University of Florida in 2016 and her M.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018 under the supervision of Carole Van Camp, PhD., BCBA-D. She interned at the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health in the Severe Behavior Program. Her research interests include preference assessments, such as client and caregiver preference for treatment procedures, as well as translating work done in other fields of psychology into behavior analytic terms and vice versa.

Jensen Chotto headshotJensen Chotto (started program 2019) earned her B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2019. She completed an undergraduate honors thesis under the supervision of George Noell, PhD, BCBA. She also worked at the Emerge Center in a kindergarten classroom. Her research interests include the assessment and reduction of problem behavior in young children, parent involvement in interventions, and increasing compliance on basic healthcare routines for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

Kristen NewellKristen Newell (started program 2021) earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 2019 and her M.S. from Florida State University in 2021. Kristen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® and has provided behavior analytic services in clinical, school, and home settings since 2018. Her research interests include finding effective ways to teach nonverbal social skills and increasing independence in activities of daily living for children with developmental disabilities.

Elizabeth LintonElizabeth Linton (started program 2021) earned her B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida in 2020. Elizabeth is a Registered Behavior Technician and has worked in the clinic, home, and school setting. Her research experience includes functional analysis and treatment for severe behavior disorders. 

Donaldson Lab Alumni

  • Katie M. Wiskow, 2016 (TTU), Associate Professor, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Ashley L. Matter, 2017 (TTU), Clinical Director, Action Behavior Centers in Austin, TX
  • Erica D. Lozy, 2022, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Psychology Group of Tampa Bay