Department of Psychology

Emily Baxter


Dr. Emily L. Baxter, Assistant Professor

Post-Doctoral Associate, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Golisano Center for Special Needs

Ph.D. Syracuse University, School Psychology, 2020

M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Psychology with an emphasis in ABA, 2012

B.A., University of Minnesota, Psychology


Teaching Lab Building, Room 3033.
UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-2337 |

My primary area of research is within the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). I am particularly interested in studying techniques to help successful ABA treatments of challenging behavior (e.g., aggression, disruptive behavior, noncompliance) persist over time through caregiver (e.g., parents, teachers, community workers) training. Although much of my work is applied in nature, I am also interested in translational research to help bridge experimental and applied analyses of behavior, particularly within a school setting. If you are interested in gaining experience in research within these areas, please contact me contact me, including information about your background in behavior analysis and why you are particularly interested in caregiver training and/or ABA within schools.

Select Publications

Martens, B.K., Young, N.D., Mullane, M.P., Baxter, E.L., Sallade, S.J., Long, S.J., Sullivan, W.E., Womack, A.J., & Underberg, J. (2019). Effects of word overlap on generalized gains from a repeated readings intervention. Journal of School Psychology, 74, 1-9.

Martens, B.K., Baxter, E.L., McComas, J.J., Kester, J.S., Sallade, S.J., Caamano, M., Dimian, A., Simacek, J., and Pennington, B. (2019). Agreement between descriptive assessments and functional analyses conducted over a telehealth system. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 19(4), 343-356.

Saini, V., Sullivan, W.E., Baxter, E.L., DeRosa, N.M., and Roane, H.S. (2018). Renewal during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 603-619.