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Richard Kubina

Dr. Richard Kubina, Jr

Professor of Education (SPLED)

Phone: 814-863-2400

209 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Special Education


Dr. Kubina (B.A., Youngstown State University; M.A., The Ohio State University; and Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is a Professor of Special Education at Penn State. After completing of his Masters's program, Kubina taught special education in private schools specializing in post-acute brain trauma rehabilitation for three years. During his doctoral program, Kubina worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the Great Lakes Regional Resource Center, a federally funded information dissemination and training center serving the Great Lake states. Currently, Kubina teaches courses on methods for teaching reading, behavior analysis, and single-case design. Kubina conducts wide-ranging research in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis, Precision Teaching, and technology. Kubina is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral level, and serves on several editorial boards for behavioral and special education journals. He was the editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration.

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Learning Assessment

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Curriculum Issues

Education Types

Remedial Ed

Individual Difference

Learning Processes

Methodological Research

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Special Education

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