Scott Center For Autism Gains New Executive Director

By  //  January 3, 2013

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Michael E. Kelley Assumes Leadership Position

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology has named Michael E. Kelley as its new executive director of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment.

Florida Institute of Technology has named Michael E. Kelley as its new executive director for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

Kelley also will serve as an associate professor in Florida Tech’s School of Psychology.

Prior to joining Florida Tech, Kelley was an associate professor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute in the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he served as director of the Severe Behavior Disorders Program in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. He was also on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine, the Emory University School of Medicine and the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, Ga.

During his career, Kelley has helped to establish and maintain programs that specialized in clinical service, training and research. He has published more than 30 articles and has been active in grant writing and research.

He’s a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and currently serves on the board of editors for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. In 2010 Kelley received the American Psychological Association’s New Researcher Award.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment specializes in working with children with autism and other related disorders by implementing procedures based on the science of applied behavior analysis. Experts are available in the areas of assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, early intervention, specialized toilet training, pediatric feeding and parent/teacher guidance.

To learn more about Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment, visit