R. Allan Allday, Ph.D.
Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education
115 Taylor Education Building
R. Allan Allday is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education at the University of Kentucky. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Kentucky. His professional focus is working to improve outcomes of children and youth who exhibit challenging behaviors that interfere with their social functioning.
Dr. Allday’s has a primary research focus of how adult behavior affects child behavior. He focuses on finding simple changes to adult behavior that improves a child’s outcomes. This focus has included studies of classroom interventions and examining various components of pre-service training programs. Throughout his career, Dr. Allday has taught a variety of courses related to ABA. He also has provided consultation to schools and families to support their work with a child exhibiting challenging behaviors. Dr. Allday has served on state professional boards and on various university and college committees. He has also served on editorial boards and as a guest reviewer for several journals.
Dr. Allday has served as a Fulbright Scholar to Hungary (University of Sopron) in 2019 and Ukraine (Kyiv Municipal Pedagogical University and Dzherelo Rehabilitation Center) in 2008 and 2010. During his two Fulbright experiences, he provided instruction and consultation to universities, schools, and rehabilitation centers on how to work with children and youth with challenging behavior.
In his free time, Dr. Allday enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.