Assistant Professor

Selena Layden

NORFOLK, 23529

Selena J. Layden, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA earned her doctorate degree from the College of William & Mary in Education Policy, Planning, and Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education Administration. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Dr. Layden has worked with individuals with disabilities in the home, school, work, and community settings. She worked as a special education administrator in two different school districts. Prior to coming to ODU, Dr. Layden served as the Assistant Director for Training for a grant supported center for autism, providing training and technical assistance for school districts across Virginia.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Layden, S. J.. "Supporting Behavior Analysis in Virginia Schools" $30,000. State. October 2020 - September 2021
Layden, S. J.. "Determining Needs and Experiences of Board Certified Behavior Analysts Working in Public Schools in Virginia" $2,500. State. May 2019 - September 2019

Research Interests

Autism; Improving teacher performance; Evidence-based practices; Special education law and policy


Layden, S. J.., Anderson, A. and Hayden, K. E.. (2021). Are librarians prepared to serve students with autism spectrum disorder? A content analysis of graduate programs. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.
Horn, A., Bean, K. M.., Layden, S. J.., Terpstra, J. E.. and Halloway, K. C.. (2021). Building collaborative partnerships to increase postsecondary education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. School University Partnerships 13 (2) , pp. 81-84.
Anderson, A. and Layden, S. (2021). Confident but lacking support: School librarians and students with autism. Education Libraries 44 (1) , pp. 1-23.
Layden, S. J.. and Anderson, A. (2021). Expanding the educational network for students with Autism: Partnering with school librarians. 27 , pp. 1-15.
Horn, A., Layden, S. J.., Roitsch, J. E. and Karadimou, O. (2020). Providing performance-based feedback to teachers in real-time using bug-in-ear technology. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research, & Practice.
Horn, A., Layden, S. J.. and Bobzien, J. (2020). Where are you? Young adults with autism calling and texting location following video modeling instruction. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals 44 (1) , pp. 17-27.
Layden, S., Hendricks, D., Inge, K., Sima, A., Erickson, D., Avellone, L. and Wehman, P. (2018). Providing online professional development for paraprofessionals serving those with ASD: Evaluating a statewide initiative. JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 48 (2) , pp. 285-294.
Chezan, L., Layden, S., Barnhill, G. P.. and Barthold, C. Hoffner. (2018). The Virginia Applied Behavior Analysis consortium: Preparing behavior analysts using a collaborative model. BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE 11 (3) , pp. 214-227.