Applied Behavior Analysis Services
Dr. Marianne Jackson, Clinical Director
Dr. Jackson was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 1999, when she began working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other related conditions. After quickly deciding that this was her chosen career path, she obtained her Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Psychology, with a focus on Behavioral Analysis, from the University of Nevada Reno. She accepted a faculty position in the Psychology Department at Fresno State in 2009. In addition, she started clinical ABA services shortly there after, and she continues to serve as the Clinical Director of ABA Services at Fresno State. She has researched and written on a number of related areas including social skills, complex verbal behavior, analysis and treatment of problem behavior, toilet training, an physical activity for individuals with ASD. Dr. Jackson remains dedicated to the field of Behavior Analysis and has served on the Association for Behavioral Studies. In her time at Fresno State she has also been awarded a Psi Chi Faculty of the Year award, a Provost Award for Most Promising New Faculty, and an Award of Outstanding Faculty Services from the College of Science and Math. Dr. Jackson is passionate about ensuring high quality services for individuals of all ages with ASD and related disorders and has shared her expertise by providing teaching, training, and clinical services in a variety of countries around the world.
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Kathryne Balch, M.S., BCBA
Kacie A. Massoudi, M.A., BCBA
Azure J. Pellegrino, P.h.D, BCBA-D
Azure Pellegrino is the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for comprehensive behavior services (CBS), also known as early intensive behavioral intervention, with ABA Services at Fresno State. Azure received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Fresno State. After working within an autism center in Massachusetts, she received her doctoral degree in disability disciplines at Utah State University, where she conducted clinical work, school consultation, and research on behavioral services for children with developmental disabilities. Azure also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kansas, where she completed work on staff training and telehealth. Azure specializes in teaching early critical skills in young children with developmental disabilities and caregiver training.