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Jessica Gamba

Jessica Gamba

Interim ABA Assistant APP Director
  • Assistant Professor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
Applied Behavior Analysis
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654
325 N Wells St
Office Location
Room 638
Office Phone
312-329-6650
On-campus Ext.
Email
jgamba@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and an alumnus of the TCS Applied Behavior Analysis program. I have been teaching behavior analysis since 2011, and have taught both on ground at the Chicago campus and online. I have taught a wide range of courses including Behavior Analysis of Human Sexuality, Verbal Behavior, Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Assessment and Intervention – the common thread of the science of human behavior is what excites me as both a teacher and an eternal student.

Behavior analysis is not only the science of human behavior, but also the science of learning. As such, my teaching philosophy is strongly grounded in this field. My definition of learning is, fairly simply, an increase in correct responding over time that endures over time, combined with the ability to synthesize educational material from multiple sources into a new product. A common behavior analytic saying is, “the learner knows best”. This means that, if a student is not successful in one of my courses, my goal is to alter my own strategies and the course environment to better ensure that success. While I aim to be flexible in my teaching style, what I find to be critical for all students is ongoing interaction with course material, timely submissions and communication, and self-advocacy. My role is that of a facilitator, and students should feel free to approach me for help and suggestions.

Education
  • B.A., Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis), Sacramento State University
  • M.A., Applied Behavior Analysis, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Licensure(s)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Graphing Single Subject Data in Excel. (2013). Practicum Seminar special topics workshop held at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Gamba, J. & Walker, D. (2013). Dimensions of Behavior and Evidence of Response Strength. Symposium presentation at the 39th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Gamba, J. & Eshleman, J. E. (2013). ChartStat: Statistics and the SCC. Poster presentation at the 39th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Gamba, J., Skinner, C. L., & Stockwell, F. (2013). Behavior Analysis of Human Sexuality: A Graduate Level Course at The Chicago School. Symposium presentation at the 39th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Teaching Behaviorally. (2012). Practicum Seminar special topics presentation held at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Professional Development Series: Harmonizing School, Work, and Life: How to be a More Effective Student, Employee, and Person. (2011). Panel presentation at the 38th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference. Seattle, WA.
  • Gamba, J., Kettering, T. L., Bologna, L. M., & Malmquist, S. K. (2011). The Effects of a Study Activity on the Academic performance of College Students. Symposium presentation at the 38th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference. Seattle, WA.