Dr. Jason Baker
Dr. Baker is an Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Studies at the California State University, Fullerton, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the CSUF Center for Autism. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA where he worked for several years under Dr. Ivar Lovaas at the UCLA Young Autism Project. He obtained his doctorate in clinical and developmental psychology from Penn State University, performed his clinical internship at the UCLA Semel Institute, and completed postdoctoral research training programs at the University of Miami and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Baker teaches courses in research methods, parenting, child assessment, and developmental and behavioral disorders, and is involved in student fieldwork placement programs in early intensive behavioral intervention. His federally-funded research focuses how child and social factors combine in the development of children with ASD, with a particular focus on parent-child interaction, emotion regulation, and co-occurring behavior problems. He has served on the executive committee of Division 33 (IDD/ASD) of the American Psychological Association and is on the editorial board of APA’s Journal of Family Psychology.