Department of Psychological Sciences

Christopher Podlesnik

Christopher Podlesnik

Christopher Podlesnik


229 Cary Hall
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  • 2011, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • 2008, Ph.D., Utah State University
  • 2005, M.S., Utah State University
  • 2002, B.A., West Virginia University

About Christopher Podlesnik
Associate Professor

Chris Podlesnik is an Associate Professor with research interests in understanding the role of fundamental learning processes in behavioral persistence and relapse, with an emphasis on translational research. His clinical research interests are in understanding the behavioral processes involved in the maintenance of treatments for severe problem behavior and learning complex discriminations.

Chris received his BA in psychology from West Virginia University, his Master’s and PhD in psychology from Utah State University, and gained postdoctoral research experience in behavioral pharmacology at the University of Michigan. He was previously a faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology, as well as The University of Auckland in New Zealand — there he continues to hold the position of Honorary Academic. Chris served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Guest Associate Editor for their Special Issue on Relapse, and Guest Editor for four Special Issues in Behavioural Processes. He also is President of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, board member of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and received both the 2011 B.F. Skinner Early Career Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association and the 2016 Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences Early Career Impact Award for the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

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Last Updated: December 08, 2020