Ph.D., University of Florida
SungWoo Kahng is an associate professor and director of academic programs in autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the Department of Applied Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor at the University of Missouri (MU) where he was also the chair of the Department of Health Psychology, the founding director of the MU graduate programs in applied behavior analysis, and director of the Applied Behavioral Intervention Service of the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Prior to moving to MU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Psychology and a senior behavior analyst on the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as well as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahng graduated from Kalamazoo College with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and received his Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Florida. He was an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis where he also serves on the board of editors. Additionally, he is on the board of editors for Behavioral Intervention and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other journals. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Kahng is on the board of directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the scientific council of the Organization for Autism Research. He is the recipient of the 2003 B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award given by Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kahng has coauthored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. The focus of his research and clinical work has been on assessing and treating behaviors exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. He is also interested in a broader research agenda, which includes topics related to obesity and aging. Finally, he has mentored numerous undergraduate, master's level, and predoctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows.