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Meet Behavior Analysis Student Maria Villegas, ’18SW

A registered behavior technician, Maria Villegas says her mission in life has always been to help others. As an undergraduate she studied psychology, and later worked as a preschool teacher. Villegas enrolled in the BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons program to continue to study human behavior and to prepare to become BCBA® certified.

The Autism Glass Project Could Help Kids Better Recognize Facial Expressions

As the autism community celebrates the 47th annual Autism Awareness Month, a developing technology called Autism Glass is hoping its facial recognition software can build on facial expression therapy research for children with autism.

Simmons College Launches New Online Master of Public Health Degree

Simmons College launches its new online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, MPH@Simmons. With a unique focus on health equity, MPH@Simmons will prepare students to address health disparities and positively impact public health at the local, national, and global level.

Behavior Analysis Alumni Spotlight: Christina King '04SW

Christina King shares what led her to a career in behavior analysis and the responsibility BCBAs have in advancing their field.

Behavior Analysis Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Williams '12SW

Ashley Williams tells us about her Simmons experience, as well as what it's like to work as a behavior analyst. 

Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins Into Big Gains

Deborah Kolb, founder of the Center for Gender in Organizations, discusses how to negotiate for success.