ABIL Alumni

Graduate Student Alumni

Mehmet Sulu, Ph.D., BCBAD
Assistant Professor of Special Education
College of Education
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Mehmet’s research interests include academic interventions using the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and investigating the generalization of academic and behavioral interventions for individuals with disabilities.

Jasmine Begeske, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Educational Studies
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Dr. Begeske’s research interests are in teacher preparation, the development of empathy as a disposition to teach, and the inclusion of vulnerable populations in inclusive settings.

Catharine Lory, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor of Special Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Lory’s research focus is in designing and refining behavioral assessments and interventions to increase their usefulness and feasibility in natural settings. She is also interested in examining how biophysiological measures, such as heart rate variability, may supplement functional behavior assessments to identify more specific causes of challenging behavior in children with autism.

Emily Gregori, Ph.D., BCBA
Assistant Professor, Special Education
University of Illinois – Chicago

Dr. Gregori’s research focuses on positive behavioral outcomes for adolescents and adults with disabilities using evidence-based behavioral interventions for the treatment of challenging behavior. She particularly focuses on the sustainability of behavioral interventions and feasible training methods for natural implementers.

Soyeon Kim, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Independent Researcher

Dr. Kim’s research focuses on identifying and developing effective reading interventions for students with developmental disabilities. She is particularly interested in improving access to standards-based curricula in academic content areas and incorporating technology into reading interventions for students with developmental disabilities. 

Jacob Tandy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Marian University – Indianapolis

Dr. Tandy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and classroom management. His research interests include co-teaching, inclusive practices, instructional coaching, and special education administration.

Hannah Collins Crosley, M.A., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Private Clinic

Hannah’s research focus is on the use of implementation science to increase the adoption of evidence-based practices. She is also interested in research related to peer-mediated interventions and characteristics and diagnosis of autism in girls.

Jenna Matijevic, M.S.Ed., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Jenna participated in ABIL as a research assistant throughout her graduate studies at Purdue. She is an aspiring behavior analyst with research interests in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), socio-communication interventions, and attentional strengths and weaknesses in ASD.

Previous Undergraduate Student

Brianna Coster


MaryKate Lindenman


Kimberly Wojciehowski


Josephine Ogg


Brooke Rogers


Sierra Allen


Jordan Dewey – DeVito Scholar

Alana Lorts

Maria Brunetta

Muriel Strader