Baker Wright, PhD, BCBA-D is currently the Director of Clinical Services for Behavior Management Consultants, Inc in Tallahassee, Florida. BMC is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) consulting firm primarily and exclusively dedicated to improving lives through a better understanding of how behavior works.
Education and Background
Dr. Wright started his education in psychology at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. From there, he began his work in the ABA field at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., working with Dr. Jeannie Golden and Dr. Kim Meyer. This is also where he first began working directly with children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities. He earned his doctorate in Psychology from The Florida State University where he studied under Dr. Jon Bailey, a well-known professor, behavior analyst, author and personality. This is also when he met and began working for his mentor and CEO of BMC, Dr. Maxin Reiss. The “BCBA-D” notes his certification (Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral degree) through certification board for behavior analysis.
Specifically, Dr. Wright works with individuals (mostly children and their families) with a range of behavior challenges in a variety of settings including schools, residential facilities, and private family homes. This includes extensive work with children with Autism, consultation with schools and school districts for students with both developmental and emotional disabilities, residential behavior analysis services for inpatient psychiatric programs for adolescents, and consultative work with families of typically developing children.
Speaking / Workshops:
Dr. Wright has a love and desire to reach as many people as he can regarding how behavior works and ways to effectively change behavior. He has developed a unique and dynamic style of delivering talks and trainings to groups of all sizes and on a wide range of behavioral topics and has done so across the United States in schools, churches, professional conferences, residential facilities and universities. He is always interested in talking to groups small and large and, more often than not, develops specific talks for each event. Contact him if you have a group you think would be interested.
Dr. Wright is married to Donna and is the proud parent of two children (Owen and Liza Baker), a Chocolate Lab (Brogen) and a Golden Retriever (Luci). When not working, he is most often outdoors or on the water. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, so he’ll talk to you about that as well if you let him.