Hi, my name is

Austin H. Johnson

I'm a school psychologist

I work as an Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside, and am on an American Council of Education fellowship during the 2022-23 academic year. My pronouns are he/him.

About Me

I’m an Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside within our APA-accredited and NASP-approved School Psychology program. I received my PhD in Educational Psychology (with a concentration in School Psychology) from the University of Connecticut in 2014. Back in 2007, I graduated summa cum laude with my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Arizona. After serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Project Manager with the IES-funded NEEDs2 project from 2014-2015, I joined the School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. At UCR, I teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in behavior assessment and intervention, research, and methodology. I’m a first-generation college graduate. I really like my job.

I’m an Associate Editor for the Journal of School Psychology, as well as a licensed psychologist in the state of California (CA29540). You can request copies of articles through ResearchGate, view citations and such on Google Scholar, and download data and project materials from Open Science Framework.

Outside of work, I periodically host a radio show called the Quadraphonic Rock Block on UCR’s campus radio station KUCR, hang out with my kids, drink coffee, and am a very mediocre climber.

My research interests center around:
  • Evidence-Based Behavior Support
  • Single-Case Methodology
  • Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion


2022 - present
American Council on Education Fellow
American Council on Education
I’m currently an ACE Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year.
2015 - present
Associate Professor
University of California, Riverside
I’m a member of the School Psychology area group housed within UCR’s School of Education. I served as our Program Director from 2019 to 2022, and received tenure in 2021.
2014 - 2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Connecticut
I supported a multi-year IES grant project focusing on social, emotional, and behavioral screening practices in American schools.

Projects and Selected Products

Evidence-based behavior support
Evidence-based behavior support
I work to identify usable assessment and intervention strategies for supporting student behavior in schools.
Gender and research ethics
Gender and research ethics
I've published, presented, and engaged in advocacy for the retraction of a paper describing the abuse of a gender-non-confirming four year old.
Social justice in education
Social justice in education
I conduct research with others to achieve equitable outcomes for students in education, with a particular focus on race and behavior support strategies.
Single-case design
Single-case design
I engage in conceptual work to articulate and evaluate the use of single-case research in causal inference.

Contact Me

I’m always happy to chat, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!