Kendra Guinness, Ph.D., Associate Scientist

Education & Training

Ph.D., 2021
Simmons University
Behavior Analysis

M.S., 2017
Regis College
Applied Behavior Analysis

B.S., 2015
University of Pittsburgh

Kendra Guinness received her PhD in behavior analysis from Simmons University. Her primary research interest is developing and evaluating technology-based interventions to teach skills to adult learners, focusing on applications with paraprofessionals, caregivers, and students in higher education settings. Dr. Guinness is a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) and a licensed applied behavior analyst (LABA) in the state of Massachusetts. Her clinical background involves working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other behavior challenges with an emphasis on caregiver consultation and early intervention.

Current Projects

Coach Facilitated Mobile Parent-Training program for Women with Cognitive Delays who are Mothers of Infants


07/01/20 - 06/30/23


United States Department of Education


Active and Recruiting


Principal Investigator
Betsy Davis, Edward Feil

Kendra Guinness

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Guinness, K. E., Chase, P. N., Turner, K. S., & Axe, J. B. (2023). Effects of behavioral instruction and feedback checklists on graphing conventions. Journal of Behavioral Education.

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Guinness, K. E., Atkinson, R. S., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, J. M. (2023). Effects of feedback timing on functional analysis implementation. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. 

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Guinness, K. E., & Turner, K. S. (2022). Program characteristics and certification exam pass rates: A statistical analysis of BACB-published 2015-2019 data. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 15, 677-638.

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Parry-Cruwys, D., Guinness, K. E., Atkinson, R. S., Domozick, K., Escobar, A., & MacDonald, J. M. (2022). Using behavioral instruction to teach APA citation formatting. Behavioral Interventions, 37(4), 1166-1180.

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Frampton, S. E., Guinness, K. E.*, Axe, J. B. (2021). The parallel treatments design: A systematic review. Behavioral Interventions, 36(4), 941-961.    *joint first author

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Guinness, K. E., Beaulieu, L., & MacDonald, J. M. (2018). Effects of technology breaks on media multitasking with college students. Behavioral Interventions, 33(4), 427-439

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2022- Associate Scientist, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2022- Consulting Behavior Analyst, Regis Autism Center, Weston, MA

2021- Adjunct Professor, Behavior Analysis, Regis College, Weston, MA

2019- Researcher/Writer, The Wing Institute at Morningside Academy, Seattle, WA

2020-2022 Clinical Supervisor, Regis Autism Center, Weston, MA

2019-2022 Adjunct Professor, Behavior Analysis, Simmons University, Boston, MA

2020 Visiting Lecturer, Psychology, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

2019-2020 Consulting Behavior Analyst, ABA Consulting Inc., Westborough, MA

2017-2019 Adjunct Professor, Psychology, Regis College, Weston, MA

2017-2021 Board Certified Behavior Analyst, The Autism Community Therapists, Acton, MA

2015-2017 Research Assistant, Applied Behavior Analysis, Regis College, Weston, MA

2015-2017 Behavior Therapist, Applied Behavior Analysis Consultation and Services, Woburn, MA