Jonathan Ivy


Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education


  • Social Sciences

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  • Psychology
  • Media Coverage of Mass Shootings

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Jonathan W. Ivy is an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg. Ivy received his Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis and special education from the Ohio State University in 2011 and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Penn State in 2005. He has worked with individuals who engage in severe challenging behaviors, at the group and individual level, for nearly two decades. He has helped parents and professionals develop and implement comprehensive behavior change programs designed to increase functional skills and decrease challenging behaviors. He has served as a consultant for school districts, youth residential programs, behavioral health agencies, and partial hospitalization programs to address a wide range of needs.

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