Jason C. Travers, PhD, BCBA-D

School of Education - Special Education
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 547
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
Second office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall


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. Jason has taught a variety of graduate and doctoral courses covering a broad range of content including autism, intellectual disability, applied behavior analysis, advanced issues and trends in special education, single case experimental research methods, assessment of students with disabilities, and evidence-based practice in special education, among others. He is the recipient of the inaugural Tom E.C. Smith Early Career Award from the CEC-DADD and the Outstanding Mentor Award from ABAI. Jason is an associate editor for Behavioral Disorders and 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.


B.S., Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Master of Education, Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Selected Awards & Honors

2017 Must Read Article of the Year
The Council for Learning Disabilities
Outstanding Mentor Award
The Association for Behavior Analysis International
Tom E.C. Smith Early Career Award
Council for Exceptional Children Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities

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