Jeffrey Tiger, Ph.D.

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Jeffrey Tiger, Ph.D.Marquette University

Cramer Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6744

Associate Professor

Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis

Dr. Tiger is originally from South Florida. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida, his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Kansas, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was a professor of psychology at Louisiana State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining Marquette in 2018. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and he received the 2012 BF Skinner New Researcher Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association.

Through his travels across the country, he was fortunate enough to have his supportive wife Shannon (her family hails from Kiel, Wisconsin), and three daughters; Brenna, Maren, and Gracen. Together they enjoy tubing around Green Lake, cooking smores over a bonfire, cheering for the Packers, and rapping the lyrics to Hamilton.

Research Lab: The Tiger Lab


Ph.D. University of Kansas, 2006

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2007

Courses Taught

Dr. Tiger teaches courses in our behavior analysis program including Single Subject Research Methods, Concepts and Principles of Behavior, Functional Assessment and Treatment, and Translational Foundations of Applied Research.

Research Interests

My research is focused on developing and refining behavioral interventions that are efficient, result in robust behavioral change, generalize across environments, and are preferred by the clients who experience them and the caregivers who implement them. Our work spans the basic to applied curriculum as we seek to understand behavior in the lab as well as to solve socially important problems in the real world. My students are encouraged and supported in developing their own research interests within this broad framework.

Selected Publications

  • Drifke, M. A., Tiger, J. H., & Gifford, M. R. (in press). Shifting preferences for choice-making opportunities through histories of differential reinforcer preference and magnitude. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  •  Wierzba, B. C., & Tiger, J. H. (2018). Immediate and distal effects of supplemental food and fluid delivery on rumination. Learning and Motivation, 62, 112.118. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2017.02.002
  •  Tiger, J. H., Wierzba, B. C., Fisher, W. W., & Benitez, B. (2017). Developing and demonstrating inhibitory stimulus control over repetitive behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 160-174. Doi: 10.1002/bin.1472
  •  Drifke, M. A., Tiger, J. H., & Wierzba, B, C. (2017). Using behavioral skills training to teach parents to implement three-step prompting: A component analysis and generalization assessment. Learning and Motivation, 57, 1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2016.12.001
  •  Fichtner, C. S., & Tiger, J. H. (2015). Teaching discriminated social approaches to individuals with Angelman syndrome. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 734-748. doi: 10.1002/jaba.237.
  •  Austin, J. E., & Tiger, J. H. (2015). Providing alternative reinforcers to facilitate tolerance to delayed reinforcement following functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 663-668.doi: 10.1002/jaba.215
  •  Barlow, K. E., Tiger, J. H., Slocum, S. K., Miller, S. J. (2013). Comparing mand acquisition with selection-based and topography-based communication systems. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 29, 59-69.
  •  Tiger, J. H., Miller, S., Lomas Mevers, J., Scheithauer, M. C. & Cynkus Mintz, J. (2013). On the representativeness of behavior observation samples in classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 424-435. doi: 10.1002/jaba.39
  •  Slocum, S. K., Miller, S. J., & Tiger, J. H. (2012). A blocked-trials procedure to teach identity matching to a child with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 619-624. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-619
  •  Toussaint, K. A., & Tiger, J. H. (2012). Reducing covert self-injurious behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement through a variable momentary DRO procedure. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 179-184. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-179
  •  Kliebert, M. L., & Tiger, J.H. (2011). Direct and distal effects of noncontingent juice on the rumination of a child with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 955-959. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-955.
  •  Slocum, S. K., & Tiger, J. H. (2011). An assessment of the efficiency of and child preference for forward and backward chaining. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 793-805. doi: 10.1901.jaba.2011.44-793.
  •  Kliebert, M. L., Tiger, J. H., & Toussaint, K. A. (2011). An approach to identify the conditions under which response interruption will reduce automatically reinforced problem behavior. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 4, 17-26.
  •  Fenerty, K, A. &, Tiger, J. H. (2010). Determining children’s preferences for choice-making opportunities: Choice of task versus choice of consequence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 503-507. doi:10.1901/jaba.2010.43-503
  •  Tiger, J. H., & Toussaint, K. A., & Roath, C. T. (2010). An evaluation of the value of choice-making opportunities in single-operant arrangements: Simple fixed- and progressive-ratio schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 519-524. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.43-519

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