Rachel Scalzo

Course Instructor


Dr. Scalzo is currently a limited term lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University. She has extensive University teaching experience, having taught courses at Nova Southeastern, Florida International, and Baylor Universities. She has published numerous articles on Autism interventions, and is currently researching Motivation and Reinforcement in Autistic children. Dr. Scalzo frequently advocates and is a sought after speaker regarding the rights of Autistic Adults and children. She is a board certified Behavior Analyst, and belongs to the Association for Behavior Analysis International.


Baylor University Waco, TX
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Specialization: Behavior Management and Measurement

SUNY Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
Master of Social Work

Siena College Loudonville, NY
B.A. in Psychology


  • Texas Association for Behavior Analysis James L. Kopp Memorial Scholarship 2015
  • Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Student Presenter Grant 2015
  • Southwest Educational Research Association Outstanding Student Paper Award 2014
  • Siena College Student-Athlete Recognition Award 2006


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D)
  • Certificate #1-15-18433
  • American CPR Training – Adult, Child, & Infant C.A.R.E. CPR
  • American CPR Training – OSHA Standard First Aid & Emergency Care