Tamara Marder serves as an associate professor and faculty lead for the Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis Programs. Marder is a licensed psychologist and a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D) and has worked in the field of special education and applied behavior analysis for almost thirty years with extensive experience serving children with disabilities in a variety of settings including hospitals, homes, and schools. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an Affiliated Faculty Member with the Center for Safe Schools and Healthy Schools with Johns Hopkins School of Education.  Her research interests include improving learning outcomes for students with developmental disabilities and autism through effective training and preparation of educators and professionals who provide educational services. This includes training educators on implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) with fidelity and preparing special educators in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA).  In her role as faculty, Marder has taught several graduate-level courses, including Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education; Applications of ABA in the Classroom; ABA Practicum I & II; Survey of Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (online); Classroom Programming for Students with Autism (online); and Internship Severe Disabilities.

Keywords: Applied behavior analysis; special education; innovative teaching and leadership; K-12 education; academic performance; evidence-based practices.