Tippah County native graduating with Ph.D degree

A 2011 graduate of Walnut High school will be graduating with his Ph.D degree later this year.

Caleb Stanley from Walnut will be graduating with his PhD in Behavioral Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois university. He also attended Northeast community college and Ole Miss.

While at SIU he specialized in providing behavioral services to individuals with autism and related disabilities, primarily focusing on the development of complex language and cognition. While pursuing his PhD he assisted in the development of an on-campus clinic which provides free behavior analytic therapy to children with emotional and intellectual disabilities. He has conducted research evaluating the facilitation of language and cognitive skills to individuals with autism and has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis and the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, as well as co-authored 3 book chapters on the topic.

He has presented his research at numerous professional conferences across the country. He will be working as an Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University.

Parents are Lorrie Waldrop and David Stanley. He has two brothers, Joshua Stanley, an airman in United states airforce and Dustin Jackson who works with his dad Franky Jackson at their family owned business Jackson Diesel Service . Grandparents are Lynette Roberson, Jerry and Phyllis Waldrop and late Bill and Lois Stanley. And late step-grandparents AW and Evelyn Jackson.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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