Hailey Spinks

Department / Division

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Faculty


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


Email: ho188@msstate.edu

Dr. Spinks's Vita


  • B.A., Southwestern University, Psychology
  • M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, School Psychology
  • Post-doctorate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute, Department of Behavioral Psychology- Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic

Research Interests

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders
  • School-based intervention
  • Feasibility and acceptability

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

Selected Publications

Spinks, H. M., Bottini, S. B., Powell, M. B., Spinks, E. M., & Muething, C. S. (in press).

Interventions for maladaptive behaviors. In K. N. Banneyer & R. Fein (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorder: Symptoms, diagnosis, and types of treatment. Nova Publications.

Volkert, V. M., Sharp, W. G., Clark, M. C., Ormand, H. M., Rubio, E. K., McCracken, C., & Bryan, L. (2019). Modified-bolus placement as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders: Analysis from a retrospective chart review. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62, 3123-3134. https://doi.org/1-.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-18-0268

Scheithauer, M. C., Cariveau, T., Ormand, H. M., Call, N. A., & Clark, S. B. (2016). A consecutive case review of token systems used to reduce socially maintained challenging behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental delays. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 62(3), 157-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2016.1177925

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Active Member
  • Behavior Analysts Association of Mississippi (BAAMS), Active Member
  • Maryland Association for Behavior Analysts (MABA), Active Member

Certifications and Licensures

  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Maryland
  • Licensed School Psychologist, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral