Jescah Apamo-Gannon

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/GRADUATE PROGRAM CHAIR
Education School of Education
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Office Hours
Fall 2022

Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:45pm
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-Graduate Program Chair of the Severe Disabilities program

Biography

Jescah Apamo-Gannon Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA, is a tenure-track assistant professor and chair of the Graduate Programs in Moderate and Severe Disabilities at Fitchburg State University. Before entering academia, Dr. Apamo-Gannon worked in various settings, including, Elementary and Secondary (private, public, community) and clinical practice. These settings provided her the opportunity to progressively and successfully execute various roles (teacher, behavior analyst, district-level administrator, educational consultant), where she built a reputation as an innovative practitioner committed to diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Apamo-Gannon is devoted to increasing student success through inclusive practices, promoting educational equity, serving all students within a collaborative team effort. Her broad perspective of education, social justice, and government leadership shapes her practice and appreciation for community stakeholders' involvement in education. Reflecting on her multidisciplinary background as an educator and behavior analyst, Dr. Apamo-Gannon also finds time to give back locally, nationally, and internationally. Over the years, she has partnered with two schools in Kenya, where she conducts pro bono training geared to teaching behavior analytic strategies. In 2016, Dr. Apamo-Gannon, founded a private practice where she provides consultation to state agencies, local officials, schools, and educators on strategies for improving education and behavior analytic services focusing on culturally responsive practices. In addition, she serves on educational boards, professional organizations boards, and, most recently, is a member of her town's Cultural Council.

Courses Taught

SPED 3020 Students with Emotional & Autism
SPED 3720 Classroom Behavior Support
SPED 4350 Academic Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED 4025 Identification and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Background

PhD. - Behavior Analysis
Simmons University, Boston, MA

CAEL- Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA

ATP- Advanced Post -Graduate Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

MS. Ed.- Master of Science in Education
Simmons University, Boston, MA

B.Ed. - Bachelor of Education
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

Licenses & Certifications: 

Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral designation (BCBA-D®)

Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions

  • Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) 

  • Special Education Administrator (Professional Level)
  • Teacher of students with Severe Disabilities (Professional level)
  • Transition Specialist (Professional level)
  • Autism Specialist (DESE-Endorsement)
  • Teacher Preparation & Education Leadership
  • Diversity and cultural considerations in Teaching and behavior-analytic research and practice
  • Behavioral systems approach to Education
  • Assessment and intervention practices within tiered levels of support
  • Antecedent manipulations for sustainable behavior change
  • Evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other Special Needs 
  • Academic and Behavioral Interventions for Students with or at-risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Behavioral Pharmacology

Apamo-Gannon, J (2016) Functional Analysis Contingencies on Precursors: Response Hierarchy Relationship Hypotheses. North America Journal of Medicine Science. 9(4):141-150 http://doi:  10.7156/najms.2016.090414

Licenses & Certifications: 

Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral designation (BCBA-D®)

Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions

  • Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) 

  • Special Education Administrator (Professional Level)
  • Teacher of students with Severe Disabilities (Professional level)
  • Transition Specialist (Professional level)
  • Autism Specialist (DESE-Endorsement)