Dr. Angelica Aguirre received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale under the advisement of Dr. Ruth Anne Rehfeldt in 2015. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Trumpet Behavioral Health under the advisement of Dr. Amber Valentino and Dr. Linda LeBlanc. Currently, Dr. Aguirre is an associate professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and for the last 16 years has provided behavioral services in center-based, school-based, hospitals, and in-home settings for people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is the current President of the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Aguirre is the newsletter editor for ABAI’s Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group and is the editor for ABAI’s Verbal Behavior Matters Blog. Her main area of research is designing language and social skills interventions for people with and without disabilities. Since 2009, she has focused on evaluating basic and complex verbal behavior, private events (i.e., thinking and problem-solving strategies), derived relational responding, social skills, and bullying interventions. Dr. Aguirre’s research has been published in a number of behavior-analytic journals and sits on the editorial board of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and The Psychological Record.
At a Glance: President
Position held since:
Our president has served in this position since 2020.
The president's role at MNABA
The president of MNABA currently serves a 1-year term. The president of MNABA is expected to attend all executive and full board meetings, send agendas prior to meetings, receive updates from our Administrative Director, Public Relations Director, Website Director, and Conference Director. At our conference, the president gives the opening presidential address. The president is expected to lead and delegate initiatives surrounding the Strategic Plan and Position Statements. In addition to all duties listed here, the president is also expected to supervise over the affairs of MNABA.
Years served on board:
Our current president has served on the MNABA board in various capacities since 2018.