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I conduct basic and translational research in the interdisciplinary neuroscience laboratory of Mona Buhusi at Utah State University. My research employs humans and animal models to advance our understanding of temporal discounting, prospection, optogenetics, and data visualization.

As a clinical consultant, supervisor, and director for eight years, I practiced behavior analysis with developmentally disabled populations—my practice took me into homes, schools, and treatments centers from California to Florida. I also served on the board of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis. I obtained my bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and my master's degree from St. Cloud State University.

I currently teach Analysis of Behavior: Basic Principles at Utah State University. In May, I will be speaking at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and in the fall, I will be teaching Neuroscience I.

Outside of the laboratory, I rock climb and alpine mountaineer.

David M. Cole