Educational Psychology

Mark W. Steege Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP

Professor, Educational Psychology and School Psychology

Office Location

508 Bailey Hall

Phone

(207) 780-5309

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Ed.S., University of Iowa
  • B.S., Iowa State University

Profile

My areas of professional interest and expertise include the use of a behavior analytic collaborative problem solving model within school, community-based, home-based and group home settings.

My professional career began as a house-parent in a group home serving children with developmental disabilities in Ames, Iowa.  I next moved into a position as program coordinator and supervised house-parents, designed program plans, and conducted staff training.  This work inspired a life-long interest in applied behavior analysis (ABA). My graduate training at the University of Iowa in School Psychology was heavily rooted in ABA and my doctoral dissertation was published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA).  Following three years of post-doctoral training in Pediatric Psychology at The University  of Iowa, in 1989 I joined the School Psychology faculty at USM.  My professional ambition has been to train School Psychologists to serve as behavior analysts within school, agency, and hospital settings. My career at USM has involved a blend of teaching, research, service, and clinical services.  I am proud that we continue to offer the only graduate training programs in Maine that prepare both School Psychologists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. One of my biggest rewards has been advising and chairing doctoral dissertations with our very enthusiastic and dedicated doctoral students. When I am not on campus, I enjoy sailing the Maine coast with co-captain and soul-mate (Lisa), running, golfing, skiing, and having fun with our two sons (Matt and Dan).

Areas of Expertise

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

  • Licensed Psychologist, Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Certified School Psychologist-Doctoral (Maine Department of Education)

Research Interests

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 

Areas of Scholarship

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

Recent Publications

BOOKS

  • Steege, M., Pratt, J., Wickerd, G., Guare, R., & Watson, S. (2019). Conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments: A behavior analytic problem solving model (3rd Ed.) New York: Guilford.  
  • Steege, M. & Beardsley, E. (2018). Functional Behavior Assessment. Encyclopedia of Intellectual Disabilities. Sage Publications.
  • Steege, M. & Beardsley, E. (2018). Single case research design. Encyclopedia of Intellectual Disabilities. Sage Publications.
  • Steege, M. W., Steege, L.D., Scheib, M. & Watson, T. S. (under contract/in preparation). Conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments: A practitioner’s guide to behavior analytic problem solving (3rd Ed.)New York: Guilford. 
  • Brown-Chidsey, R. & Steege, M. W. (2010).  Response to intervention: Principles and strategies for effective practice (2nd Ed.) New York: Guilford.
  • Steege, M. W. & Watson, T. S. (2009). Conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments: A practitioner’s guide (2nd Ed.)New York: Guilford. 
  • Watson, T. & Steege, M. (2007) Conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments: A practitioner’s guide. Complex Chinese translation rights. Wu-Nan Book Inc.
  • Brown-Chidsey, R. & Steege, M. W. (2005).  Response to intervention: Principles and strategies for effective practice. New York: Guilford.
  • Watson, T. & Steege, M. W. (2003).  Conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments: A practitioner’s guide. New York: Guilford. 

BOOK CHAPTERS 

  • Pratt, J., Wickerd, G., & Steege (2019). Generalization and maintenance. In Little, S. & Akin-Little, A. (Eds). Behavioral Intervention in Schools: Evidence-Based Positive Strategies (2nd edition). Washington DC: American Psychological Association
  • Brown, R., Steege, M., & Bickford, R. (in press). Best practices in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions using single-case methods. In A. Thomas & P. Harrison (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology VI. Bethesda, MD: National Association  of School Psychologists 
  • Steege, M. & Scheib, M. (in press). Best practices in conducting functional behavioral assessments. In A. Thomas & P. Harrison (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology VI. Bethesda, MD: National Association  of School Psychologists 
  • Brown, R., Steege, M., & Bickford, R. (2014). Responsive assessment and instruction practices. In S. G. Little & A. Akin-Little (Eds.), Academic assessment and intervention (pp. 161-178). New York: Routledge
  • Steege, M. & Pratt, J. (2012). Functional behavioral assessment: The cornerstone of effective problem solving. In, R. Brown-Chidsey & K. Andren (Eds.), Assessment for intervention: A problem-solving approach (2nd Ed) (pp. 125-143). New York: Guilford.
  • Mace, F., Pratt, J., Zangrillo, A., & Steege, M. (2011). Schedules of reinforcement. In, W. Fisher, C. Piazza, & H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis. (pp. 55- 75). New York: Guilford.
  • Steege, M. W. & Sullivan, E. M.  (2009). Generalization and maintenance. Handbook of behavioral intervention in schools, 189-201.
  • Steege, M., & Watson, T. S. (2008).  Best practices in conducting functional behavioral assessments. In, A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V, Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists, 337-348.
  • Brown-Chidsey, R., Steege. M. W., & Mace, F. C. (2008). Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions using case study data. In, A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology V. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Steege, M. W., & Brown-Chidsey, R. (2005).  Functional behavioral assessment:  The cornerstone of problem solving. In, R. Brown-Chidsey (Ed.), Assessment for Intervention: A problem solving approach. (pp.131-154). New York: Guilford. 
  • Steege, M. W., Mace, F. C., & Brown-Chidsey, R. (2007).  Functional behavioral assessment of classroom behavior.  In, S. Goldstein & R. Brooks (Eds.), Understanding and managing children’s classroom behavior (2nd Ed). (pp. 43-63). New York: Wiley. 
  • Brown-Chidsey, R. &Steege, M. (2005). Solution-focused psycho-educational reports. In, R. Brown-Chidsey (Ed.) Assessment for Intervention: A problem solving approach. (pp. 267-290). New York: Guilford. 
  • Brown-Chidsey, R. & Steege, M. W. (2004).  Adaptive behavior assessment.  In, T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school psychology (pp. 14-15).  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Brown-Chidsey, R. & Steege, M. W. (2004).  Discrete trial teaching.  In, T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school psychology (pp. 96-97).  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Steege, M. W. & Brown-Chidsey, R. (2004).  Punishment.  In, T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school psychology (pp. 258-261).  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Steege, M., Brown-Chidsey, R., & Mace, F. C. (2002). Best practices in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. In, A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology IV (pp. 517- 534). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Shamlian, K., Fisher, W.W., Steege, M., Cavanaugh, B.M, Samour, K., Querim, A.C. (2016). Evaluation of multiple schedules with naturally occurring and therapist-arranged discriminate stimuli following functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 492(2), 228-50.
  • DeRosa, N., Fisher, W., & Steege, M. (in press). Establishing  operation manipulations during treatment of problem behavior with functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Gadaire, D., Fisher, W. & Steege, M. (2014). The effects of presenting delays before and after task completion on self-control responding in children with behavior disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 192-197.
  • Steege, M., Mace, F. C., Perry, L. & Longenecker, H. (2007).  Applied behavior analysis:  Beyond discrete trial teaching.  Psychology in the Schools, 44 (1), 91-99.
  • Mace, F. C., Gritter, A. K., Johnson, P. E., Malley, J. L., & Steege, M. W. (2006). Contingent reinforcement in context. European Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 7, 115-119.

Presentations

  • Steege, M. (2019). Behavior Analytic Problem Solving. (invited 3.0 hour workshop). Washington State Association of School Psychologists
  • Steege, M. (2019). Treatment Analysis. (invited 3.0 hour workshop). Washington State Association of School Psychologists
  • Steege, M. (February, 2019). Functional Behavioral Assessment: Function-Focused Interventions and Treatment Analyses. (invited 3.0 hour workshop). National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.
  • Steege, M. (2017, February). Incorporating Ethically Responsible Experimental Analyses into School-Based FBAs (invited 3.0 hour workshop). National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.