Esther Bubb-McKinnie, EdD, BCBA, LBS

Esther Bubb-McKinnieAdjunct Professor, Counseling Psychology Department




Contact Information

Phone:  610-341-1595


  • EdD, Special Education, Walden University
  • MS, Criminal Justice and Applied Behavior Analysis, St. Joseph's University
  • BS, Business Administration, Cheyney University

Professional Certifications/Licenses

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS)
  • Certified CPR and First-Aid Instructor and Train-the-Trainer

Clinical Interests

  • Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education
  • Pedagogy and Andragogy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis/Positive Behavior Supports
  • Autism and other Disabilities
  • Education/Special Education/Online Education
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Performance Feedback/Professional Development
  • Paraprofessional Support
  • Social Skills
  • Supporting Individuals and Families
  • Treatment Integrity/Flexibility of Fidelity

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Online Instructor, University of the West Indies, Barbados, WI
  • BACB Applied Continuing Education (ACE) Coordinator, Elwyn, Philadelphia, PA
  • BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT Supervisor for Intensive University Practicum, University Practicum, and Independent Supervision, Elwyn Seedlings, Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Director, Elwyn Seedlings, Philadelphia, PA
  • BCBA/LBS, Sunny Days, Inc.
  • Behavior Analyst, Behavior Interventions, Inc., King of Prussia, PA
  • Behavior Specialist Consultant & Mobile Therapist, Child Guidance Resource Centers, Havertown, PA
  • Behavior Consultant & ABA Therapist, Education Alternatives for ABA, LLC, Limerick, PA
  • Community Supports Coordinator, Delaware County Supports Coordination Organization, Upper Darby, PA
  • Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) & Program Specialist (PS), Elwyn, Elwyn, PA
  • Therapeutic Staff Support, Catholic Social Services at Don Guanella School, Springfield, PA
  • Program Specialist (PS), Special People in Northeast (SPIN), Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Applied Behavior Analysis Internaitonal (ABAI), Member
  • ABAI Crime, Delinquency, and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group, Chair
  • Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis (PMABA), Member

Selected Conference/Seminar Presentation

  • Lamson, A.M. & Bubb-McKinnie, E.C. (2016, October 19). Intensive social skills instruction and inclusion within a preschool for children with autism. In P.M. Blasco (Chair), A winning trifecta: Knowledge, implementation, and evaluation of DEC recommended practices. 60-minute session conducted at the 2016 conference of the Division for Early Childhood, Louisville, KY.


  • Bubb-McKinnie, E.C. (2017). Paraprofessional implementation of evidence-based practices for special education students (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 19531)

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