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Claire St. Peter, Ph.D.

Professor & Area Coordinator, Behavior Analysis; Director of Graduate Training

Click here to access the webpage for Dr. St. Peter's lab.


Dr. St. Peter received her Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis in 2006 from the University of Florida. During her graduate training, she worked under the supervision of Timothy R. Vollmer. Dr. St. Peter joined the faculty at WVU in fall of 2006, and was promoted to associate professor in 2012.

Research Interests

Dr. St. Peter’s primary research intrest is the assessment and intervention of challenging behavior. She is particularly interested in the development of effective interventions for challenging behavior displayed in school contexts (including the effects of degraded integrity on intervention efficacy) and with the dissemination of behavioral approaches to caregivers (teachers, parents, etc.).

She is interested and actively engaged in advising the next generation of applied behavior analysts. She anticipates accepting new students, both undergraduate and doctoral, to work with her next year, and encourages interested parties to visit her laboratory website for more information.


  • Psychology 474 – Behavior Modification
  • Psychology 533 – Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology 601 – Professional Issues in Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology 630 – Behavior Analysis Practicum
  • Psychology 730 – Advanced Behavior Analysis Practicum
  • Psychology 737 – Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis