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Ellie Kazemi

CSUN & Ellie Kazemi Consulting
Professor and Consultant
Dr. Ellie Kazemi is an international speaker best known for her practical and relatable leadership training. She merges behavioral science, measurement, and data-based decision-making with her many years of consulting experience working with leadership to promote high-quality service delivery, strong organizational cultures, and transparent messaging in communication. She is a tenure-track professor at CSUN, where she founded the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis program and teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in organizational management, methodology, and learning. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on various topics, including training, staff turnover, conflict management, supervision, and the use of technology in behavior analysis. She also served as the Chief Science Officer at the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), an accrediting organization, overseeing standard development, evaluation methodology, measurement science, and thought leadership. She has received several mentorship awards, including the ABAI Best Mentor Award, the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Service Award acknowledging her contributions as a teacher, mentor, and scientist. She is invested in leveraging technology (e.g., A.I., robotics, V.R) for efficient training and feedback using simulations. She has worked on several large nationwide projects (e.g., with FEMA and NASA) focusing on effective training and measuring outcomes.