Behavior Analysis Program

Patrick M. Ghezzi, Ph.D., BCBA

Pat earned his BA in Psychology in 1974 and his MS in Experimental Psychology in 1978 (with Larry Miller) at Western Washington University. He received his doctorate in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior in 1985 at Utah State University (with Carl Cheney). Pat served on the research faculty in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at The University of Arizona prior to coming to the University of Nevada in 1992, and in 1995 he co-founded (with Sid Bijou) the University of Nevada’s Early Childhood Autism Program. He became the Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada in 2002, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2004.

Pat’s entrepreneurship includes directing the Early Childhood Autism Program and serving as the Senior Consultant for the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), the City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Washoe County School District, and Washoe County Social Services.



  • Conditioned emotional behavior
  • Language learning and development
  • Methods of language study
  • Child social skills assessment, training, and evaluation
  • Child pathology (retardation, autism)
  • Gambling


  • Behavior Theory and Philosophy
  • Research Methods and Designs in Psychology and Education
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Interbehavioral Psychology
  • History of Scientific Psychology


For further information please contact Dr. Ghezzi at:

Patrick M. Ghezzi
Department of Psychology / 296
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

Phone #: (775) 682-8687
Fax #: (775) 784-1126


Behavior Analysis Program
Mack Social Science, Room 404, Depart. of Psychology, Mail Stop 296, Reno, NV 89557-00240
Phone: (775) 682-8686 | FAX: (775) 682-1126 
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