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Keynote Address

James Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D

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Currently Dr. James Moore is the Chief Clinical Officer at Therapy Matters, Incorporated (TMI)  in Chandler, Arizona. Prior to his appointment with TMI, Dr. Moore served as Chief Clinical Officer for Apollo Behavior Services in the greater Atlanta-metro area. Dr. Moore is also currently a contributing faculty member in the graduate Applied Behavior Analysis program at Walden University. From January 2019 through August 2021, he was also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the online hybrid Professional Behavior Analysis program at the Florida Institute of Technology. More recently, Dr. Moore served as a Visiting Professor for the University of Kansas.


Prior to this, Dr. Moore served as Director of Autism Solutions for Canopy Children’s Solutions in Jackson, MS. Previously, Dr. Moore was the Director of Training for the Master’s Training Program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Moore has had the great fortune to train under some of the best mentors in the field of ABA, including Drs. Wayne Fisher, Cathleen Piazza, Jim Carr, and Gina Green, to name a few.


Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his time in graduate school, Dr. Moore was awarded the Sideny and Janet Bijou Fellowship through the Association for Behavior Analysis International.  He completed a pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology from the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center and the Marcus Behavior Center through Emory University.


He has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level (BCBA-D®) since 2002 and became Mississippi’s first Licensed Behavior Analyst in 2015. He is currently a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Arizona.


His research has been published in such journals as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavior Modification, Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Proven Practice, Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, School Psychology Review, and School Psychology Quarterly.


In 2015, he was appointed as the first chair of the Mississippi Behavior Analysis Licensure Board; the licensure and regulatory board for behavior analysis in the state of Mississippi. In August 2019, Dr. Moore became a Director for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) that governs the certification of behavior analysts. As a Director on the BACB, Dr. Moore served as Chair of the Elections Committee and as a member on the Michael Hemingway Award committee. He was appointed for a second three-year term in 2021.

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