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Greg Smith, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Clinical Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

Full-Time Faculty

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


Email: Greg Smith, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Phone: 775-848-2706
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.A. in Behavior Analysis, University of Nevada, Reno
  • B.S. in Psychology, Florida State University


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
  • Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA)

Research Interests

  • Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)
  • Implicit Cognition/Bias
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Acceptance and Commitment Training
  • Culturo-behavior Science
  • Resurgence

Selected Publications

Smith, B. M., Smith, G. S., & Bluett, E. J. (In press). ACT for anxiety and trauma-related disorders. In Twohig, M.P., Levin, M.E., & Petersen, J.M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oxford University Press.

Jacobs, N. N., Esquierdo-Leal, J. L., Smith, G. S., Piasecki, M., & Houmanfar, R. A. (2022). Diversifying academic medicine one search committee at a time. Frontiers in Public Health.

Szarko, A. J., Houmanfar, R. A., Smith, G. S., Jacobs, N. N., Smith, B. M., Assemi, K., Piasecki, M. P., & Baker, T. K. (2022). Impact of Acceptance and Commitment Training on psychological flexibility and burnout in medical education. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Smith, G. S., Houmanfar, R. A., Jacobs, N. N., Froehlich, M., Szarko, A. J., Smith, B. M., Kemmelmeier, M., Baker, T. K., Piasecki, M. P., & Schwenk, T. (2022). Assessment of medical student burnout: Toward an implicit measure to address current issues. Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Smith, B. M., Twohy, A. J., & Smith, G. S. (2020). Psychological flexibility and intolerance of uncertainty moderate the relationship between social isolation and mental health outcomes during COVID-19. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Smith, B. M., Smith, G. S., & Dymond, S. (2020). Relapse of anxiety-related fear and avoidance: Conceptual analysis of treatment with acceptance and commitment therapy. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113(1), 87-104.

Smith, B. M., Smith, G. S., Shahan, T. A., Madden, G. A., & Twohig, M. P. (2017). Effects of differential rates of alternative reinforcement on resurgence of human behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 107(1), 191-202.

Baker, T. K., Smith, G. S., Jacobs, N. N., Houmanfar, R., Tolles, R., Kuhls, D. & Piasecki, M. (2016). A deeper look at implicit weight bias in medical students. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 22(4), 889-900.

Smith, G. S., Houmanfar, R., & Denny, M. (2012). Impact of rule accuracy on productivity and rumor in an organizational analog. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 32(1), 3-25.

Smith, G. S., Houmanfar, R., & Louis, S. J. (2011). The participatory role of verbal behavior in an elaborated account of metacontingency: From conceptualization to investigation. Behavior and Social Issues, 20, 122-146.