Michael May

Michael

May

Michael May

Department Chair

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  • Campus:
  • Dallas
Department
Applied Behavior Analysis
Institution
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Biography

Dr. May has 20 years of experience working with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, school-aged children with severe challenging behavior (including school personnel and parent training), and adults with acquired brain injury across a variety of settings. His research has included translational and applied research with animal and human populations. Dr. May has contributed to three edited books and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Education and Treatment of Children, Behavioral Brain Research, Physiology and Behavior, and Brain Research. Before coming to The Chicago School, Dr. May was an Associate Professor in Special Education, an affiliated faculty member in the Behavior Analysis and Therapy program, and Department Chair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He served as the clinical coordinator of the Vanderbilt Behavior Analysis Clinic coordinating behavior-analytic, psychiatric, and medical interventions for young adults with intellectual and mental health diagnoses transitioning from mental health and developmental institutions. Dr. May is currently an Associate Editor for the journal Education and Treatment of Children, and serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

Education History
Degree Institution
BS Southern Illinois University Carbondale
MS Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PhD Vanderbilt University
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Association for Behavior Analysis International
Member Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis
Member Council for Exceptional Children
Licenses
BCBA-D, Texas
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Education/Special Education
Functional Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis Genetic Disorders (gene-brain-behavior interactions)
Intellectual Disabilities
Other Developmental Disorders
Parenting
Skill Development
Presentations
Title Location Date
Safety skills training in children with and without disabilities. In M. Dougherty (Chair). Keeping children safe through applications of behavior analysis. Symposium at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO. 2017
Training preschool children to identify and report suspicious packages. In M. Dougherty (Chair). Keeping children safe through applications of behavior analysis. Symposium at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Denver, CO. 2017
Predictors of the sustained implementation of the School-wide positive behavior intervention support model. Presentation at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children Boston, MA. 2017
Safety skills training in children with and without disabilities. In J. M. Lambert (Chair). Keeping children safe through applications of behavior analysis. Symposium at the annual conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Nashville, TN. 2016
The systems of care model for youth with severe emotional disorders. National Alliance on Mental Illness Edwardsville, IL. 2014
Reliability of the Questions About Behavior Function (QABF) between teachers and paraprofessionals. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Seattle, WA. 2012
Evaluating competing reinforcement contingencies on the off-task behavior of a preschooler with intellectual disabilities. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Seattle, WA. 2012
assessment of the evidence-base for school-wide positive behavior support. Presentation at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children Denver, CO. 2012
Aggression as positive reinforcement in people with intellectual disabilities. Invited Presentation at the annual conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Nashville, TN. 2011
Association between serotonin transporter polymorphisms and aggression in adult males with intellectual disabilities. Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference Washington D.C. 2011
Parental attitudes toward genetic screening for aggression in children with autism. Presentation at the annual conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Nashville, TN. 2010
Serotonin2A/C receptors mediate the aggressive phenotype of TLX gene knockout mice. Presentation at the annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annapolis, MD 2010
Severity of aggression in adult males with intellectual disabilities is associated with serotonin transporter polymorphisms. Presentation at the annual conference of the Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Nashville, TN 2010
A Functional Polymorphism in the Monoamine Oxidase A Gene is Associated with Problem Behavior in Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. In C. H. Kennedy (Chair), Neurogenetics and problem behavior in people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis Phoenix, AZ. 2009
Publications
Journals

May, M. E., Shayter, A. M., Scmick, A., Barron, B., Doherty, M., & Johnson, M. (2018). Teaching preschool children to identify and report suspicious packages to adults.. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51 , 571-589.

May, M.E. (2018). Effects of differential consequences on choice-making in students at risk for academic failure. Behavior Analysis in Practice, , in press.

May, M. E., & Korb-Schlenker, R. (2018). Choice as an establishing operation for on- task behavior in students at risk for academic failure. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, , Under Review.

Chitiyo, J. & May, M. E. (2018). Factors that may hinder the implementation of the school-wide positive behavior intervention support model. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, , 35-47.

Chitiyo, J. & May, M. E. (2017). Factors predicting sustained implementation of the school-wide positive behavior intervention support model. Preventing School Failure., 62 (2), 1-11.

May, M. E., Chitiyo, J., Goodin, T., Mausey, A., & Swan-Gravatt, C. (2017). A Service Learning Model for Special Education Teacher Preparation in Secondary Transition Programming. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143417716885 , 1-10.

Headrick, T.C., & May, M. E. (2017). A derivation of the exponential distribution through an infinite sine series.. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 11 , 2023-2030.

May, M. E. & Sheng, Y. & Chitiyo, M. & Brandt, R. C. & Howe, A. P. (2014). (2014). Internal Consistency and Inter-Rater Reliability of the Questions About Behavioral Function (QABF) Rating Scale When Used by Teachers and Paraprofessionals.. Education and Treatment of Children, 37 , 347-364.

May, M. E., & Howe, A. P. (2013). Evaluating competing reinforcement contingencies on the off-task behavior of a preschooler with intellectual disabilities.. Education and Treatment of Children, 36 , 97-109.

Juarez, P., Valdovinos, M., May, M. E., Lloyd, B., Couppis, M., & Kennedy, C. (2013). Serotonin2A/C Receptors Mediate the Aggressive Phenotype of TLX Gene Knockout Mice.. Behavioural Brain Research, 256 , 354-361.

May, M. E., Brandt, R. C., & Bohannan, J. B. (2012). Moderating effects of autism on parental attitudes toward genetic screening for aggression.. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 50 , 415-425.

Brandt, R. C., Chitiyo, M. and May, M. E. (2012). Measures used in assessing outcomes of school-wide positive behaviour support.. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs., (doi: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2012.01260.x),

Chitiyo, M., May, M. E., & Chitiyo, G. (2012). An assessment of the evidence-base for school-wide positive behavior support.. Education and Treatment of Children, 35 , 1-24.

Paliwat, M., & May, M. E. (2012). The impact of cultural diversity on special education provision.. Journal of the International Association for Special Education, 13 , 56- 61.

May, M. E. (2011). Aggression as positive reinforcement in people with intellectual disabilities.. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32 , 2214-2224.

May, M. E., Lightfoot, D. A., Srour, A., Kowalchuk, R. K., & Kennedy, C. H. (2010). Association between serotonin transporter polymorphisms and problem behavior in adult males with intellectual disabilities. Brain Research, 1357 , 97-103.

May, M. E., & Kennedy, C. H. (2010). Health and problem behavior among people with intellectual disabilities.. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4 , 1-9.

Harvey, M. T., Kline, R. H., May, M. E., Roberts, A. C., Valdovinos, M. G., Wiley, R. G., & Kennedy, C. H. (2010). Parametric analysis of thermal preference following REM sleep deprivation in the rat.. Neuroscience Letters, 485 , 98-101.

May, M. E., & Kennedy, C. H. (2009). Aggression as positive reinforcement in mice under various time and ratio reinforcement schedules.. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 91 , 185-196.

May, M. E., Srour, A., Hedges, L. K., Lightfoot, D. A., Phillips, J. A., Blakely, R. D., et al. (2009). Monoamine oxidase A promoter gene associated with problem behavior in adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114 , 269-273.