Jason C. Travers, PhD, BCBA-D

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


Jason Travers is an associate professor and behavior analyst in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas where he coordinates the autism programs. Jason earned his doctorate at University of Nevada Las Vegas and is a former public school special educator for learners with autism. His research focuses on technology-based interventions for learners with autism, the underrepresentation of minority children with autism, and the importance of comprehensive sexuality education for this population. His recent papers explored issues related publication bias and the important role of replication research in an evidence-based approach to specialized education. Jason promotes skepticism among professionals and is interested in the broader problem of pseudoscience in special education. He is the recipient of the inaugural Tom E.C. Smith Early Career Award from the CEC Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities and is an editorial board member for several top journals, including Remedial and Special Education, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disorders, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Teaching Exceptional Children, 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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