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Holly Rittenhouse-Cea, Ph.D., BCBA

Director, Applied Behavior Analysis program; Associate Clinical Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services


Email: Holly Rittenhouse-Cea, Ph.D., BCBA
Phone: 937-229-3487
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 629J
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in Language, Literacy & Learning, Fordham University
  • M.S. in Special Education, Hofstra University
  • B.A. in Elementary Education, Northern Kentucky University


  • Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)
  • Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Research Interests

  • Training parents and practitioners in naturalistic teaching procedures to promote language development
  • Function-based assessment and intervention in home and schools
  • Collaboration among professionals.

Selected Publications

Rittenhouse-Cea, H. and Cho, S. 2019. Evaluating the effects of training in incidental teaching in instructors of students with ASD. Journal of Special Education 53 (2), 108-118.

Cho, S., Doyle, K., and Rittenhouse-Cea, H. 2018. Infusing evidence-based practices in pre-service preparation program for teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Journal of Multilingual Education Research.

Cho, S., Blair, K., and Rittenhouse-Cea, H. 2017. Effective school leaders for the 21st century in special education. In B. Cooper and C. McCray. Why School Leaders Need Vision; Managing Scarcity, Mandates, and Conflicting Goals for Educational Quality.

Rittenhouse, H. 2007. Satiation. In B. Newman and D. Reinecke (Eds). Behavioral Detectives. Dove and Orca. New York.