Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MSABA) Psychology Division
Education: PhD, BCBA-D
Industry Expertise: applied behavior analysis
Research Interest: social justice teaching higher-order skills to children, teens, and adults diagnosed with ASD.
Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at Pepperdine University. Dr. Najdowski has over 45 publications including her books, Flexible and Focused! Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders and A Workbook of Ethical Case Scenarios in Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and previously served on the board of directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and previously served for Behavior Analysis in Practice and as a guest editor for a special issue in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her research interests include social justice issues and teaching higher-order skills to individuals with autism. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and on radio and web-based shows.