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Emmy Maurilus, Ph.D.

Emmy Maurilus
Assistant Chair/Assistant Professor
College Staff
(954) 262-6922
Office: (954) 262-6922


  • Ph.D. Columbia University
  • M.Phil. Columbia University
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • B.A. Nova Southeastern University

Emmy Maurilus Ph.D., BCBA-D, CABAS® Master Teacher, is the Program Administrator and lead faculty of the Child Life Specialist concentration and the masters and doctoral concentrations in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Maurilus completed her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis and M.A. in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at Columbia University. Dr. Maurilus is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with experience across educational, clinical, and in-home settings.

She has worked with both typically and atypically developing children, decreasing challenging behavior and increasing socially significant behavior. Dr. Maurilus has taught in the public school system utilizing the principles of behavior analysis, mentored graduate students, provided training sessions to public school teachers and behavior analysts, and conducted research in ABA.

Her research interests include clinical and teacher training, Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior Development Theory, conditioned reinforcement, and the Accelerated Independent Learner® model. Dr. Maurilus’ current work is focused on the application of behavior analysis to education and the preparation of students for careers in Behavior Analysis.

Areas of Research

  • Clinical and Teacher Training
  • Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Verbal Behavior Development Theory
  • Conditioned Reinforcement
  • Accelerated Independent Learner® model
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