Marcie Desrochers

Marcie Desrochers , Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5634
Office: Holmes Hall 132


  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia, Computers in Psychology (1991)
  • PhD, University of Manitoba, Psychology- Experimental (1990)
  • M.A., University of Manitoba, Psychology (1987)
  • B.A., University of Manitoba, Psychology (1983)

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate
  • Advanced Technologies for Distance Education Certificate (2009)

Areas of Specialty

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (Graduate course)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology of Sustainability (co-taught with Environmental Science & Biology)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Practicum Supervisor
  • Independent Research
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Psychology

Theses, Honor’s, Independent Research, McNair (supervised/supervising)

  • Elizabeth Speares’ Thesis: Evaluation of Concurrent Operant Preference Assessment for Adolescents’ Daily Living Skills in a Residential Setting
  • Betsy Varghese’s Thesis: The Relationship between Staff Attributions of Problem Behavior and Descriptive Functional Assessment Outcomes
  • Tim J. Conheady’s Thesis: Transition from Family Home to Agency Residence: A Survey of Client Problem Behavior Patterns and Family Concerns

Research Interests

  • Functional assessment
  • Teaching techniques
  • Sustainability or ‘green’ issues
  • Computer applications in behavior analysis