Allen J. Karsina head shot

Assistant Professor

College Hall
Department Applied Behavior Analysis

Mailing Address

Regis College box 10

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Professor Karsina has spent 30 years of working with children and adults with ASD and developmental disabilities.


    PhD., Behavior Analysis, Western New England College, Springfield, MA. 

    MS, Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

    BA, Political Philosophy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Classes Taught

    Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Assessment

    Applied Behavior Analysis: Ethical Practice in ABA

    Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles and Concepts I

    Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles and Concepts II

    Karsina, A., Thompson, R. H., Rodriguez, N. M., & Vanselow, N. R. (2012). Effects of Differential Reinforcement and Rules with Feedback on Preference for Choice and Verbal Reports.  The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 28, 31-57.

    Vanselow, N. R., Thompson, R. H., & Karsina, A. (2011).  Data-based decision making: The impact of data variability, training, and context.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 767-780.

    Karsina, A., Thompson, R. H., & Rodriguez, N. M. (2011).  The effects of a history of differential reinforcement on preference for choice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 95, 189-202.

    Groskreutz, N. C., Karsina, A., Miguel, C. F., & Groskreutz, M. P., (2010). Using complex auditory-visual samples to increase learning efficiency within match-to-sample trials. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 131-136.

    Editing Credits

    Prof. Karsina has served as a guest reviewer for The Behavior Analyst, Behavioral Interventions, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  

    The Many Roles of Feedback in BCBA Supervision (and Our Lives), invited talk at the BABAT Social, Weston, MA, April, 2023

    Is Applied Behavior Analysis Good? Webinar presented through Regis College, Weston MA, March, 2023.\

    Implications of the new ethical code.  Webinar presented through the New England Center for Children, Southborough, MA, February, 2021.