Developmental Disabilities

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. Ivey-Hatz, contact Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-6275, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.

Julie K. Ivey-Hatz, Ph.D.

Julie K. Ivey-Hatz, Ph.D.

Dr. Julie K. Ivey-Hatz, assistant professor of educational psychology at Baylor University's School of Education, is founder and director of the Baylor Autism Center. Her research areas include autism spectrum disorders, suicide prevention, family systems and developmental disabilities.

Ivey-Hatz is the author of "Educational Strategies For Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders" and a number of publications which have appeared in journals such as Pediatric Neurology, Journal on Developmental Disabilities and Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals. She also has presented research at conferences across Texas and the United States and has received a number of grants, including a major grant in 2008 from the Baylor/Waco Foundation for the Baylor Autism Center.

Ivey-Hatz received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas State University, her master's degree in school psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and her doctoral degree in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University.

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