Behavior Analysis Program

Mark Alavosius, Ph.D.

Mark Alavoisus is an Assistant Professor of Psychology who joined the UNR faculty in June, 2006. Dr. Alavosius received his BA in psychology from Clark University in 1976 and earned an MS (1985) and Ph.D. (1987) in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His interests are in developing behavioral systems to improve performance particularly in the areas of health and safety. These interests focus on behavior systems analysis, management practices, instructional design, incentives, and entrepreneurial behavior.

With nearly twenty years of experience in behavioral approaches to work performance and occupational safety, Dr. Alavoisus has a proven track record as a teacher, manager, small business owner, and researcher.


  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Organizational systems that create and sustain high quality performance. Technology transfer.
  • Research Methodology: Single subject research designs; quasi-experimental designs; time-series analyses. Epidemiologic analyses.
  • Behavior Systems Analysis: Observation/feedback systems, leadership, interactive learning systems. Commercialization of emerging technologies.


For further information please contact Dr. Alavosius at:

Mark P. Alavosius, Ph.D.
Behavior Analysis Program
Psychology Department
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557 USA

Office: (775) 682-8688
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 
University of Nevada, Reno | Copyright Statement | Privacy Statement

Site last updated on September 14, 2011