Ramona Houmanfar, Ph. D.

Dr. Ramona Houmanfar joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at UNR in 1998.  She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNR and serves as the Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at UNR, senior co-chair of the Association for Behavior Analysis, trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Chair of the Organizational Behavior Management Section of Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and an editorial board member of Behavior and Social Issues.  Dr. Houmanfar is also the former Director of the Organizational Behavior Management Network and President of the Nevada Assocation for Behavior Analysis. 

Dr. Houmanfar has published dozens of articles and chapters, delivered more than 100 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences in the areas of rule governance, communication networks, organizational change, cultural psychology, and bilingual repertoire analysis and learning.  She has published two co-edited books titled “Organizational Change” (Context Press) and "Understanding Complexity in Organizationa" (Taylor & Francis Group).  Dr. Houmanfar's entrepreneurial as well as Co-PI activities on a federal grand have generated over $1,000,000 during the last three years.


     •     Organizational Behavior Management: Application of behavioral systems analysis with an emphasis on communication networks, rule governance, and leadership practices in organizations. 

     •     Instructional Design: Applications associated with Personalized System of Instruction, broad-scale training programs in educational settings.

     •     Cultural Psychology: Analysis of cultural phenomena such as religion and morality.

     •     Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior: Communication networks and verbal networks in organizations, rule governance, cooperation, team communication, cooperative decision making, problem solving and bilingual repertoire & second language acquisition.