Kayla Bates-Brantley

Department / Division

  • School Psychology Faculty


  • Assistant Professor
  • Program Coordinator of School Psychology


Email: keb240@msstate.edu


  • 508 Allen Hall

Dr. Kayla Bates-Brantley Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., Mississippi State University, Psychology
  • M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, School Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Improving Access to Rural Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents
  • Academic Interventions
  • Behavioral Consultation in the School Setting
  • Early intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities
  • Parent Training Utilizing Principals of Applied Behavior Analysis

Courses Taught:

  • Social Emotional Behavioral Assessment
  • Academic Assessment and Intervention
  • School Psychology Practicum I & II
  • Individual Assessment for Educational and Related Settings
  • Child & Adolescent Development and Psychopathology
  • Single-subject Research Designs in Education
  • Data-Based Decision Making for Interventions in the School

Selected Publications:

  • Harry, S.W., Bates-Brantley, K., Whitefield, B., & Dale, B. (Accepted 2021). Academic Assessment for Children with ASD; Where We Started, Where We Should Go. Psychology in the Schools xx(x), xx-xx.
  • Wright, S., Tingstrom, D., Dufrene, B.A., Dart, E., Radley, K.C., Lum, J., Bates-Brantley, K. (Accepted 2021). The Effects of Tootling Combined with Public Posting In High School Classroom. Journal of Behavioral Education xx(x), xx-xx.
  • LaBrot, Z. C., Dufrene, B. A., Pasqua, J. L., Radley, K. C., Olmi, D. J., Bates-Brantley, K., Helbig, K., Melendez, M., & Murphy, A. (2018). A comparison of two function-based interventions: NCR vs. DRO in preschool classrooms. Preventing School Failure, 62(3), 161-175.
  • Dart, E., Radley, K., Battaglia, A., Dadakhodjaeva, K., Bates, K., & Wright, S. (2015). The Classroom Password: A Class-wide Intervention to Increase Academic Engagement. Psychology in the Schools, 53(4), 416-431.

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association, Division 16: School Psychology
  • Association of Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI)
  • Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi (BAAMS)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Trainers in School Psychology (TSP)

Certifications and Licensures:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • AAAA Licensed School Psychologist, State of Mississippi
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst, State of Mississippi