Dr. Sharlet Rafacz received her Ph.D. in psychology-behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno, following which she taught at Savannah State University and is now an assistant professor in the psychology department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Rafacz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in learning, research methods, applied behavior analysis, health behavior, and organizational behavior management (OBM). Her research interests are primarily in OBM and healthy eating. In OBM she focuses on the application of performance scorecards and systems-level interventions in business and analogue research on rule-governed behavior, response deprivation, and countercontrol in the workplace. Dr. Rafacz's work in healthy eating includes several studies looking at point-of-purchase prompts in consumer settings and the effects of taste exposure with young children. She has presented her research at regional and national conferences and has been published in multiple behavioral journals including the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, the Psychological Record, and Perspectives on Behavior Science. Dr. Rafacz serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, is the northern California academic liaison for the CalABA Board of Directors, and was recently elected president-elect for the OBM Network.
Dr. Rafacz does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge CenterSeries. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM).