Vanessa Patrone joined Daemen College in 2017 as an assistant professor of applied behavior analysis after previously teaching at the college as an adjunct instructor. Her research interests include autism spectrum disorder, intellectual/developmental disabilities, functional assessment of problem behavior, and the impact of public policy on behavior analytic service provision.
Patrone, who is pursuing a doctorate in curriculum, instruction and the science of learning at the University at Buffalo, earned a master’s degree in human services psychology with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Geneseo.
While residing in Maryland, Patrone worked with individuals with severe behavior disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and has worked in Western New York as a behavior analyst and consultant at the Summit Center. She was recently elected to the New York State Association for Applied Behavior Analysis Board of Directors.
A native of Olean, Patrone resides in Buffalo with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys singing, running, and spending time with family and friends.