Samantha Riggleman, Ph.D.
Samantha Riggleman is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education in the School of Health Studies and Education at Saint Joseph’s University. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Graduate VCS ABA Coordinator. Dr. Riggleman has been published in Young Exceptional Children, Beyond Behavior, Journal of Special Education Technology, and Rural Special Education Quarterly. Dr. Riggleman has over 10 years of working with adults and children in community residential settings, day programs, and schools as a residential instructor and a behavior specialist. In these roles, she implemented positive behavior support plans; trained staff, teachers, and parents; and collected data on the implemented support plan. Her research interests include suspension and expulsion in early childhood, social-emotional development, and young children who are at-risk for identification of a behavioral disorder. She is also interested in increasing preservice and in-service preschool teachers’ knowledge and implementation of behavior management concepts, including the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
- 2017-PhD Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas
- 2013-MAT Special Education, Mary Baldwin University
- 2010-BS Psychology, Shenandoah University
- Social-emotional development in young children
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specifically self-monitoring with young children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Expulsion rates for young children in preschool settings
- Use of technology in training early childhood special education teachers