Ashley Fuhrman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a contributing faculty member in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She works as a senior behavior analyst at Children’s Specialized Hospital Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services. She oversees cases involving the assessment and treatment of severe destructive behavior. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Division at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Fuhrman received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. She then completed her Master of Arts in applied behavior analysis at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Fuhrman worked in the Severe Behavior Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for six years before moving to New Jersey.
Dr. Fuhrman serves on the board of editors for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. She has helped to supervise grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on refinements of functional communication training and preventing relapse of destructive behavior using quantitative models of behavior. Her aim is to improve current assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders.