Individual Differences

Tonya N. Davis, Ph.D., BCBA

Tonya Davis

Dr. Tonya N. Davis, assistant professor of educational psychology at Baylor University's School of Education, studies developmental disabilities, with research interests including challenging behavior among individuals with developmental disabilities, the improvement of communication intervention and the application of technology for individuals for developmental disabilities.

Davis has authored numerous scholarly articles for publications such as the Journal of Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Neurorehabilitation and Early Child Development and Care. She also has presented research at conferences and conventions across the United States.

Davis received her bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in educational psychology from Baylor before earning her doctoral degree in special education at the University of Texas at Austin.

To interview Dr. Davis, contact Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-6275, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.

Marley W. Watkins, Ph.D., ABPP

Marley Watkins

Dr. Marley W. Watkins, professor and chair department of education psychology at Baylor University's School of Education, studies professional issues, the psychometrics of assessment and diagnoses, individual differences and computer applications.

Watkins has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 80 professional presentations. His research has appeared in several scholarly publications, including International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Special Education, School Psychology Quarterly, Psychological Assessment and School Psychology Review.

He is the recipient of a Johns Hopkins University merit award for personal computing aid to the handicapped and a Max Jones Memorial Research Award from the Arizona Association of School Psychology.

Watkins received his bachelor's degree in social science and psychology from Black Hill State College, before earning his master's and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska. Before joining the Baylor faculty in 2011, he taught at Arizona State University and Penn State University.

To interview Dr. Watkins, contact Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-6275, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.