Anita Li

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Anita Li
Faculty Specialist II
(269) 387-4329
3718 Wood, Mail Stop 5439
Mailing address: 
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439 USA
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2020
  • M.S., Florida Institute of Technology, 2013
  • B.S., University of Florida, 2010
  • BCBA-D
Teaching interests: 
  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Experimental analysis of behavior
  • Research methods
  • Behavioral assessment
Research interests: 
  • Behavior analysis
  • Instructional design
  • Diversity and equity

Dr. Anita Li is a Faculty Specialist in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University. She has worked professionally in the field of applied behavior analysis since 2010, in the areas of severe problem behaviors with clients diagnosed with autism, emotional-behavioral disorders, and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings. She was previously a visiting assistant professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. In addition, she has also held online and in-person instructional design consulting roles and teaching appointments at several universities.

Dr. Li has presented more than 30 papers and workshops, including invited addresses, at both national and international conferences in behavior analysis. In 2018, she was named the All University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar award recipient for her research contributions, and in 2020, she was named the All University Teaching Effectiveness award recipient for her instructional achievements. Dr. Li has published her research in several journals, including Behavior Analysis in Practice, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and have served as guest editor on two special sections of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice devoted to the experimental analysis of behavior. She is also a reviewer for Behavior Analysis in Practice, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and Perspectives of Behavior Science.