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Ryan Redner

Ryan Redner, Associate Professor

Behavior Analysis and Therapy (On-campus)

Ryan Redner is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Behavior Analysis and Therapy program. Ryan received his Doctoral degree from Western Michigan University under Dr. Alan Poling and went on to complete a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Vermont in the area of Behavior and Health with Dr. Stephen T. Higgins. He studies the personal health choices that lead to premature death and exorbitant health care costs in the United States (cigarette smoking, physical exercise, and healthy eating). 

Current research interests include cigarette smoking, behavioral economics and impulsive behaviors, and cell phone use in the classroom. He has also been studying processes that underlie behavioral choice and how they are associated with risk of cigarette smoking using delay discounting and hypothetical purchase tasks. The application of the science of behavior to important behaviors relevant to health can have a major impact on population health. Ryan has co-authored two book chapters and more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics relevant to behavioral economics and tobacco use in vulnerable populations.


BAT 595 Internship in BAT

BAT 535 Behavioral Observation and Assessment Methods

BAT 493 Single-subject Design

BAT 474 Staff Training and Performance Management

BAT 441 Behavioral Observation and Assessment Methods

Representative publications

Redner, R. & Hirst, J. (2020) Preliminary evaluation of delay discounting and cell phone use in the college classroom. Psychological Record, 1-8.

Redner, R., Lang, L. M., Brandt, K. P. (2019). Evaluation of an electronics intervention on electronics use in a college classroom. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.

Kurti, A. N., Redner, R., Bunn, J. Y., Nighbor, T., Lopez, A. A., Keith, D. R., Villanti, A. C., Stanton, C. A., Gaalema, D. E., Doogan, N. J., Cepeda-Benito, A., Roberts, M. E., Phillips, J., Parker., M., Quisenberry, A., & Higgins, S. T. (2018). Examining the relationship between pregnancy and quitting tobacco products among a U.S. national sample of women of reproductive age. Preventive Medicine, 117, 52-60.

Redner, R., Robertson, N., Lo, S. (2018). Application of a brief incentive treatment for cigarette smoking. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11(2), 154-159.

Higgins, S. T., Reed, D. D., Redner, R., Skelly, J. M., Zvorsky, I. & A., Kurti, A. N. (2017). Simulating demand for cigarettes among pregnant women: A low-risk method for studying vulnerable populations. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 107(1), 176-190. 

SIU Psychology Ryan Redner

Office: Rehn Hall, 335A
Phone: 618-453-8295

Educational History

Ph.D., Western Michigan University