Sarah Lechago, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Dr. Sarah Lechago is an Associate Professor in the Behavior Analysis master’s program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from Western Michigan University. She is the founder and director of the UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Verbal Behavior Clinic (VBC) and Verbal Behavior Clinic-Telehealth (VBC-T). She is also the co-founder and co-director of the UHCL Connecting the Dots (CTD) program.
Dr. Lechago has published in numerous journals including Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on the editorial boards for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has served as guest reviewer for numerous other journals. Dr. Lechago has served as the President of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA). She has secured over $1 million in funding and is the recipient of the 2019-2020 President’s University Faculty Fellowship Award. Dr. Lechago is also the recipient of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group 2018 Junior Researcher Award and 2018 Clinical Supervisor in Verbal Behavior Award. Her research focuses on translational and applied research in verbal behavior, motivating operations, diversity and inclusion, and caregiver and staff training.