SungWoo Kahng is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Rutgers University and Director of Academic Programs in Autism and ABA. 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. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis where he also served on the Board of Editors. Additionally, he is on the Board of Editors for Behavioral Interventions and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other journals. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Missouri. Dr. Kahng is on the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Kahng graduated from Kalamazoo College with a bachelor’s of arts in psychology and received his Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Florida. The focus of his research and clinical work has been on assessing and treating behaviors exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition to his work related to the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, Dr. Kahng is also interested in a broader research agenda including topics related to obesity and aging. Dr. Kahng is the recipient of the 2003 B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award given by Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kahng has co-authored over 70 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Finally, Dr. Kahng has extensive experience as a student mentor/advisor as he has served as a supervisor to numerous undergraduate, master’s level, and pre-doctoral students as well as post-doctoral fellows.

SungWoo Kahng, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 Chair, Department of Applied Psychology, Rutgers University Camden, New Jersey

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Curriculum Vitae


“I was drawn to SCOAR because of OAR’s emphasis on evidenced-based, clinical research. ” 
SungWoo Kahng