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Bryan Blair

Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and School PsychologyCoordinator - BACB Verified Course Sequence

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern UniversityPh. D. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Endicott College


Dr. Bryan Blair is currently an Assistant Professor at Long Island University - Brooklyn where he is also the coordinator of the Applied Behavior Analysis advanced graduate certificate program.  He received a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University in 2007 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College in 2017.  Bryan has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2007, a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts since 2015, and has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 15 years in a variety of settings.  He has presented research and workshops on topics in ABA and Autism at state, regional, and national conferences.  He has also published research in peer-reviewed journals and has authored book chapters.  His professional areas of interest include:  Complex human behavior, improving learning outcomes, functional behavior assessment, verbal behavior, staff training, parent consultation and support, instructional design, and BCBA/Clinical supervision.


Blair, B.J., Weiss, J.S., & Ahearn, W.H., (2018).  A comparison of task analysis training procedures.  Education and Treatment of Children 41(3),  357-369

Blair, B.J., MacPherson, L., Debacher, E., Harper, J. & Dorsey, M.F. (2018).  Ranking graduate programs based on research productivity of faculty: A replication and extension.  Education and Treatment of Children 41(3), 299-318.

Macpherson, L.A., Blair, B.J., Harper, J., & Dorsey, M.F. (2018).  An evaluation of the current state of the scientist practitioner model in applied behavior analysis.  Education and Treatment of Children 41(3), 277-297.

​Blair, B.J. & Dorsey, M.F. (in press).  Equivalence-Based instruction (EBI).  In: Volkmar, F.R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer.

Lectures and Presentations

Blair, B.J.  (2018).  Evidence-based practice.  Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference, Uniondale, NY.

Blair, B.J. (2018).  Designing a computer-based equivalence-based instruction (EBI) system with commercially available learning tools.  Tutorial accepted for presentation at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy Annual Conference, Amherst, MA.

Blair, B.J. & Dorsey, M.F. (2018).  Teaching the visual analysis of graphs with Equivalence-Based Instruction:  A replication and extension using commercially available learning tools.  Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, San Diego, CA.*

Blair, B.J., Shawler, L.A., Russo, S.R., Tarbox, J.J., & Dorsey, M.F. (2017).  Using stimulus equivalence-based instruction to teach visual analysis of graphs.  Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Denver, CO.

Blair, B.J., & Dorsey, M.F.  (2016).  Punishment:  Is it conceptually systematic.  Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Chicago, IL.

Blair, B.J., Davis, C., Mahoney, P.M., & Dorsey, M.F. (2016).  Punishment: A systematic review.  Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.