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Mary B. Haspel, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor

Special Education

Special Education
McAllan Hall 217

Mary B. Haspel, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Mary Haspel is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Monmouth University. She currently teaches coursework for the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program, the Autism Studies graduate program, and the undergraduate and graduate Special Education Endorsement programs.

Prior to working at Monmouth, she served as the Autism and Multiple Disabilities Specialist for the New Jersey Department of Education, as well as a training coordinator for Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University.

Dr. Haspel received her doctorate from West Virginia University, her Master’s degree in special education at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst with pending doctoral designation by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Her research interests include utilization of evidence-based practices in autism, effective teacher training modalities, innovative methods of home-school collaboration for students with autism, and implementation of data-based decision making for treatment of severe and challenging behaviors.


Ed.D., West Virginia University

BCBA, Rutgers University

M.A., Catholic University

B.A., Catholic University

Research Interests

ABA, Autism, education policy


Scholarly Articles

  • Haspel, M. (2019) Addressing individual student behaviors. In K.C Lubniewski, D. Cosgrove & T. Robison (Eds), Supervision modules to support educators in collaborative teaching. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Pub.
  • Haspel, M. & Mulvaney, T. (2019). The twice exceptional (2E) truth: The complex characteristics and needs of 2E teachers in postsecondary settings. In Judith A. Bazler, Meta L. Van Sickle, Julie Swanson, & Kathryn Lubniewski (Eds.). Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented (pp. 215-232). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Lauderdale-Littin, S. & Haspel, M. (2018). Autism program improvement: Identified themes for areas of growth within public school self-contained classrooms for students with autism. DADD Online Journal, Journal of the Division on Autism and Development Disabilities Council for Exceptional Children.

Professional Associations



Frequently Taught Classes

  • Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis (aba) Principles (EDS 603)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Change Procedures (EDS 604)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Introduction (EDS 601)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Selecting, Defining and Measuring Behavior and Evaluating Behavior Change (EDS 601)
  • Assessment and Analysis of Behavior Change (EDS 604)
  • Autism: Characteristics, Etiology, and Current Issues (EDS 502)
  • Classroom Management (EDS 336)
  • Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings (EDS 534)
  • Communication and Social Competence Skills (EDS 542)
  • Ethics and Professionalism for Behavioral Analysis (EDS 606)
  • Individualizing Curricula and Systematic Instruction for Special Education (EDS 350)
  • Management of Challenging Behaviors (EDS 571)
  • Research and Advanced Topics: in Autism and Aba (EDS 605)

Recently Taught Classes

2021 Fall

2021 Summer E

2021 Summer B

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

2020 Summer E

2020 Summer B

2020 Spring

2019 Fall

2019 Summer E

2019 Summer B

2019 Spring