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Tyra Sellers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Clinical Director
EDUC 325
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

  • Behavior Analysis
  • Functional Assessment & Functional Analysis
  • Acquisition & Behavior Reduction Interventions
  • Effective Training and Supervision
  • Autism and Intellectual Disabilities


Dr. Tyra Sellers received her Ph.D. in Disabilities Discipline - Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University in 2011 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University and the director of the Utah Behavior Support Clinic (UBSC).  Through the UBSC, she and her team provide assessment and intervention services for individuals with severe problem behavior at the university-based clinic, as well as in homes and schools across the state.  She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Special Education from San Francisco State University, and J.D. from the University of San Francisco.  Dr. Sellers has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with disabilities, spanning from EIBI through adult services.  Her research interests include behavior variability, choice, functional analyses, and behavioral interventions.  She is an active member of UtABA and an approved provider for the Utah Professional Development Network (UPDN).