Russell Lang, PhD., BCBA-DExecutive DirectorAssistant Professor, Special Education
Russell Lang, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an assistant professor of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He earned a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and early childhood developmental disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lang completed a post doctoral researcher position at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and multiple book chapters concerning the education and treatment of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. His primary research interest is in the treatment of problematic and challenging behaviors in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Lang’s research is most often conducted in applied settings including children’s homes and schools. He serves on the editorial review board for Journal of Development and Physical Disabilities, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, and Behavior Modification and he is a former board member for Journal Applied Behavior Analysis.
Katy Davenport, MEd, BCBACARES Clinical Supervisor and Educational Director
Katy Davenport, M.Ed., BCBA, is the CARES Educational Clinic Director and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She earned a masters degree in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and early childhood developmental disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin. Katy has experience working with children with range of developmental and intellectual disabilities since 2004. Specifically, Katy has worked in public schools as a district autism coordinator, as a private in home behavior therapist, and for government service agencies providing early intervention. Katy has done numerous professional development workshops, has designed Individualized Education Programs, written Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans and has conducted social skills groups for children with autism. As the CARES Educational Clinic Director, Katy has consulted with a number of school districts in the area concentrating on autism and challenging behavior.
Office: Education Building, Rm 1016
Melissa Moore, MEd, BCBA CARES Clinic Educational Assistant Manager
Melissa Moore, M.Ed., BCBA, is the CARES Educational Clinic Assistant Manager and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She earned a masters degree in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and early childhood developmental disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin and is certified as a teacher in the state of Texas. Melissa has experience in working with many individuals with autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities from toddlers to adults. She has worked in various school settings, home settings, as well as with adults residing in a state supported living center. Melissa has trained various other professionals in applied behavior analysis (ABA), designed and implemented behavior support plans, assisted in the design of skill acquisition programs, and worked in-home with many families.
Office: Education Building, Rm 1031
Allyson Lee MEd, BCBA CARES Educational Clinic Assistant Manager
Allye Lee, M.Ed., BCBA is an Assistant Manager with CARES and comes directly from the Texas State University AU/ABA Masters program. She was the Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) within the CARES Clinic for over a year prior to graduating. Allye is a certified special education teacher in the state of Texas and has worked in the school, home, and clinic settings. Specifically, she has developed and maintained clinical programs for children with autism, conducted trainings and collaborated with public school teachers in the surrounding areas, and collaborated with parents in the community for parent training.
Office: Education Building, Rm 1031
Caitlin Murphy M.Ed., BCBA CARES Educational Clinic Assistant Manager
Caitlin Murphy, M.Ed., BCBA is an Assistant Manager at CARES Educational Clinic and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds a master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and applied behavior analysis from Texas State University. Caitlin has experience working with individuals with autism in clinic, home and school settings. Her role as an Assistant Manager include consulting with school districts, supervising graduate students, conducting parent training and helping to develop and implement individualized programs.
Office: Education Building, Rm 1030
Katie Ledbetter-Cho M.Ed., BCBA CARES Educational Clinic Assistant Manager
Katherine Ledbetter-Cho is a doctoral student in special education with a concentration in autism and developmental disabilities at the University of Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in autism and applied behavior analysis from Texas State University.
Katherine has designed and implemented individualized educational and behavioral programs for children with autism in clinic, home, and school settings. She has provided training to clinicians, teachers, and parents in the implementation of applied behavior analytic techniques. Katherine has also published research related to improving academic and safety skills for individuals with autism and presented at national and international conferences for special education.
Office: Education Building, Rm 1022