Jason C. Travers, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 547
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Jason Travers is an assistant professor and behavior analyst in the special education department at Kansas University. Jason earned his doctorate at University of Nevada Las Vegas and is a former public school special educator for learners with autism. His research interests include the beneficial effects of technology on academic, communicative, and social-behavioral skills of learners with autism, racial differences of students in the autism eligibility category, sexuality education, and advancing the evidence-based practices movement in special education. Jason is the coordinator for the autism degree and certificate programs in the department and is the recipient of the inaugural Tom E.C. Smith Early Career Award from the CEC Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. He is on the editorial board for several top journals, including Remedial and Special Education, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disorders, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Special Education Technology, among others. He and his wife have three daughters and enjoy summer road trips, biking, and gaming.


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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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—ALA
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