A licensed psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst, Maria Ruiz has worked as consultant in the field of autism and developmental disabilities for over twenty years. She has a long standing commitment to the wide scale delivery of quality behavior analysis services and has chaired the State of Florida Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee, testified as an expert witness and served on the Behavior Analysis Certification Board as a member of the certification exam committee. She has conducted laboratory research to investigate animal models of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and applied behavioral research in clinical settings. More recently her research focus has been on conceptual issues in behavior analysis and feminist theory, social justice concerns, and the analysis of complex verbal relations. Ruiz has served as guest editor for Feminism and Psychology and currently serves on the editorial boards of Behavior and Social Issues and The Behavior Analyst.
B.A.,University of Florida, 1972
M.Ed., University of Florida, 1974
M.A., Psy, University of Florida, 1978
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1982
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Biology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1984-1985
Joined Rollins College: 1980