Zhichun Zhou | Webster University

Zhichun Zhou, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Zhichun ZhouAssistant Professor; ABA Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education
Webster Hall 200E



Zhichun Zhou is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D). She received her Ph.D. in Human Development with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Rochester in 2018. Her research interests span the disciplines of behavior analysis, developmental psychology, and philosophies of human behavior. A common thread in her research is in understanding the functions or motivations of human behaviors, especially behaviors of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or other mental disorders. Her current research studies focus on (1) building an interdisciplinary model which will provide conceptually comprehensive explanations to how biological and environmental factors could be functionally programmed to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities; (2) developing individualized behavioral assessments to identify the function(s) of challenging behaviors displayed by individuals with multiple diagnoses. In addition to research, Dr. Zhou has a great passion for teaching. Combining didactic and dialectic teaching methods, she strives to establish an open learning environment that encourages students to think critically and creatively