Mark F O'Reilly

Mark F O
Department Chair, Department of Special Education
Melissa Elizabeth Stuart Centennial Professorship in Education

Office: SZB

Dr. O’Reilly is holder of the Melissa Elizabeth Stuart Centennial Professorship in Education, Chair of Special Education, and Professor of Special Education. He is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). He coordinates (with Terry Falcomata) the graduate training programs in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Graduate coursework in autism is approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. His research focuses on the functional assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior and interventions to promote generalization and maintenance of skills with children with autism and developmental disabilities. He has a strong interest in working with culturally diverse populations (particularly protecting and encouraging indigenous cultures and languages) and examining how behavioral interventions (and interventionists for that matter) must adapt to be respectful and supportive of diversity. He has served as visiting faculty at Victoria University, New Zealand, Beijing Normal University, China, The Education University of Hong Kong, and Universidad de San Buenaventura, Cali, Colombia. A native of Ireland, he lectured in the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin for 10 years prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin in 2002.