Scott Abraham Miller - Why We Do What We Do Podcast


Host & Producer

Scott Abraham Miller received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).  Scott moved to Florida where he completed his Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management at the Florida Institute of Technology.  He completed his Master's Thesis on Precision Teaching, an area of research and application he continues to pursue.  His interests include language and cognition, measurement, education, and exploring and expanding the utility of behavioral science.  "Abraham" is currently a doctoral student that University of Nebraska Medical Center.




Co-host & social

Ryan O’Donnell (AKA "RYANO") is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology’s applied behavior analysis master’s program.  Prior to attending Florida Tech, he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. His major interests include measurement, philosophical positions in psychology, dissemination of behavioral science, successful applications of behavioral technology to real-world issues, and large-scale practical applications of behavioral technology.  He works as a Learning Systems Development Specialist at High Sierra Industries, Co-Founder of the Next Gen Revolution Summit, and is Co-Founder of the Institute of Meaningful Instruction, LLC based in Reno, NV. Keep up to date with what he's up to through his YouTube Channel.



Brittany Marie DiSanti


Hi, I'm Brittany! I am scholar-athlete graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, currently residing in Oslo, Norway. I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Oslo Metropolitan University (previously Oslo and Akershus University College). My PhD thesis focuses on comparing conditional discrimination training procedures to teach receptive labeling to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a PhD candidate, my other area of focus is teaching and supervising bachelor and graduate level students. Over the 5 years I've been in the field I've gained a great depth of knowledge on early intervention and behavior analysis.


Miranda Marie Drake

Content Creator

After double majoring in theater and psychology with hope of answering the age-old (and cliche) question, “Why do people do what they do?”, Miranda landed on Behavior Analysis and hasn’t looked back. A Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and teacher by day, Miranda in interested in language and cognition, Theory of Mind and social skills training, and treating behavioral excesses with a person-centered, function-based approach. By night she enjoys considering literature, comedy and current events through a behavioral science lens, watching birds, doing yoga and cooking yummy food. Miranda is currently enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology’s M.A. in Professional Behavior Analysis  program.

Miranda Marie Drake - Why We Do What We Do Podcast

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Shane T. Spiker

Content Creator & Social

Shane is a board certified behavior analyst in Ormond Beach, Florida. Shane received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 and his Master of Science of Psychology in 2012 from the University of Phoenix. At present time, he is a PhD candidate through Walden University. He has been deeply immersed in the field of behavior analysis for 9 years, with the majority of his experience with adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Shane specifically specializes working with teens and adults with significant and dangerous problem behavior as well as medically complex individuals.

Primarily, Shane serves as the Director of Training and Dissemination at PBS, Corp. Currently, Shane is serving as the secretary of the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice special interest group through ABAI. He has written and published several articles related to behavior analysis and practice. Additionally, he services as a co-instructor at the master's level, where he teaches graduate level behavior analytic coursework for those seeking certification.

Brittany Bauerle

Content Creator

Brittany Bauerle, BCBA, M.Ed, LBA - was originally inspired to work in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis during her time earning a Bachelor’s degree at Northern Michigan University while working at a regional treatment center for abused and neglected youth. She has been fortunate to have many wonderful mentors over the past 16 years, which strengthened her passion to work with children and adolescents using evidence-based practices. Brittany strives to continue learning the field Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as disseminate its practices to the community. Providing strong leadership and supervision has become one of Brittany’s strongest values, and she hopes to continue learning and providing support through teaching others. Brittany lives in Spokane with her husband Tim, and their 3 dogs (Finn, Leo, and Jagger). She enjoys the outdoors, riding her horse, and spending time with friends and family.




Andrew Pawlik

Digital designer

Andrew is a digital designer/web developer living in Northern Utah and working for Maverik corporate. He specializes in branding and internet marketing strategy for large and small businesses alike. When he's not knee deep in photoshop layers or javascript code, he can be found hiking and canyoneering the beautiful Utah wild or at the local game store playing Magic the Gathering. For information about design/web services, go to


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