Johanna Taylor

Johanna Taylor

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Johanna Taylor

Assistant Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Special Education, Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
M.Ed., Special Education, Early Intervention, Specialization in Autism, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, The College of Wooster, 2005

Johanna Taylor joined the faculty in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders as an assistant professor of practice in February 2017. 

Prior to arriving at Nebraska, Johanna gained extensive experience in behavior analysis and early intervention. She served as the Behavioral Services Manager for BAYADA Behavioral Health in Kahului, Hawaii. In that role, she conducted functional behavior assessments of children with autism, created function-based treatment plans, and trained and supervised registered behavior technicians to implement intervention techniques. Johanna also previously served as the Hilo Early Intervention Program Manager for Easter Seals Hawaii, managing team members that included speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, special educators and care coordinators.

Johanna also gained experience as a BCBA supervisor and practicum supervisor at the University of Pittsburgh while completing her doctorate in special education. She earned both her doctorate (2014) and master of education (2007) in special education, early intervention at the University of Pittsburgh. Johanna completed her undergraduate work at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, earning her bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2005.

Professional Highlights

2017-present, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015-17, Behavioral Services Manager, BAYADA Behavioral Health, Kahului, Hawaii2014-15, Hilo Early Intervention Program Manager, Easter Seals Hawaii, Hilo Hawaii2008-14, BCBA Supervisor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2009-14, Practicum Supervisor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2010-12, Behavior Analyst, Independent Consultant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2009-10, Behavior Analyst, Family Behavioral Resources, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2007-09, Behavior Analyst, Quality Behavioral Outcomes, Maui, Hawaii2007, Behavior Analyst, Southwestern Human Resources, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2006-07, Therapeutic Staff Support, Southwestern Human Resources, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Association for Behavior Analysis InternationalCouncil for Exceptional ChildrenDivision for Early ChildhoodNational Association for the Education of Young Children