Richard Fleming, Ph.D.

Richard Fleming, Ph.D.Adjust Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Instructional Technology, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Dr. Fleming specializes in behavioral psychology applied to intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. His research addresses prevention and treatment of child and adolescent obesity and other health-related challenges, promotion of physical activity and exercise, and education and training of parents and personnel. Dr. Fleming aims to bring about behavior change in families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities by developing online training programs, teaching courses, and giving workshops and presentations. In 2008, Dr. Fleming, along with his colleague Dr. Charles Hamad, received the Sloan C award for “Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning” program in the nation for his work in autism early intervention training at the Shriver Center. He also received the Auburn University Award for Excellence in Outreach and Education in 1996. 

Dr. Fleming has a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and M.Ed., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis (International), the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, and The Obesity Society. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, the Journal of Behavior Analysis in Health, Sports, Fitness and Medicine, and Psychology Research and Behavior Management