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David Richman

Professional Biography

Dr. Richman is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Leadership. He received his Ph.D. in school psychology and minor in applied behavior analysis from the University of Iowa, and he completed a research postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Richman has previously been on faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Illinois. Dr. Richman’s areas of research include: assessment and treatment of problem behavior; phenotypic expression of genetic disorders correlated with intellectual disabilities and severe behavior problems; family resiliency, parenting stress, familial quality of life; and cortical reorganization post-behavior therapy.


  • Post-doc. Fellow, 1998, Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Behavioral Psychology)
  • Ph.D., 1997, The University of Iowa (School Psychology, minor Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • B.A., 1991, University of Iowa  (Psychology and Political Science)

Areas of Expertise

Applied Behavior Analysis, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Severe Behavior Disorders

Selected Publications

Barnard-Brak, L.,Thompson, S., Richman, D., & Wei, T. (in press). Assistive technology as a predictor of general or alternate assessment among elementary-aged students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Assistive Technology.

Dotson, W., Richman, D., Abby, L., Thompson, S., & Plotner, T. (2013). Teaching Skills Related to Self-Employment to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 2336-2350.

Richman, D., Barnard-Brak, L., Bosch, A., Thompson, S., Grubb, L., & Abby, L. (2013). Predictors of self-injurious behavior exhibited by individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.

Richman, D., Dotson, W., Rose, C., Thompson, S., & Abby, L. (2012). Effects of Age on the Types and Severity of Excessive Fear or the Absence of Fear in Children and Young Adults with Autism. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 5, 203-214.

Grant Funding

  • Principal Investigator: Richman, DM
  • Project Title: Parenting Stress in Families of Children with Autism: Reducing Barriers to Families Seeking Help
  • Funder: The CH Foundation
  • Project Dates: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2013
  • Time on Project: 0.0 FTE
  • Direct Costs: Total: $110,000
  • Principal Investigator: Lechtenberger, D.,
  • Investigators: Richman, DM, Dotson, W.
  • Title: Project CASE: Connections for Academic Success and Employment
  • Funder: Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Direct Costs: $1,121,885
  • Time on Project: 0.085 FTE
  • Principal Investigator: Lechtenberger, D.,
  • Co-Principal Investigators:  Richman, DM, Dotson, W.
  • Title: TechWorks for Texas
  • Funder: Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Direct Costs: $900,000
  • Time on Project 0.05 FTE


Last updated on Oct. 31, 2013.