Jessica Nelson, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Jessica Nelson is an Instructor in the Special Education, Counseling & Student Affairs department at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Jessica has her master of science in special education from Emporia State University. Jessica also is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. She has won teacher of the year for elementary teachers in her previous district for her work with students with special needs. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Jessica has worked with hundreds of students with behavioral challenges and grades ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Jessica has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and presented her research at various conferences nationwide. Her research interests include creating antecedent interventions, use of teacher praise, mentoring and training of pre-service and beginning career teachers, as well as academic interventions for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.