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Faculty: Cade Charlton

Cade Charlton

Cade Charlton


Assistant Professor



Contact Information

Office: 340-N MCKB

Phone: 801-422-1238


Brief Biography

Cade grew up in St. Anthony, ID and is the son of two career educators. He was introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Organizational Behavior Management as a freshman at Utah State University. With just enough knowledge to be dangerous, he worked with several private companies as an ABA service provider. Prior to completing the MBA program, Cade started working as a consultant with the Center for the School of the Future where he fell in love with helping teachers adopt and implement better services for at risk students. These consulting opportunities in priority schools coupled with federally- and locally-funded research projects provided Cade with a wealth of opportunities to explore the application of the principles of ABA to improving organizational supports for individuals with disabilities at school.

Teaching Interests

Cade teaches collaboration for special educators, classroom management, applied behavior analysis, assessment of exceptional students, and functional assessment and intervention.

Research Interests

Cade received his MBA and doctorate at Utah State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). His research focuses on identifying empirically-supported practices and designing organizational supports to ensure these practices are implemented with fidelity in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

Selected Publications

Effectiveness of avatar-delivered instruction on social initiations by children who have autism spectrum disorder.

  • Authors: Charlton, Cade T; Kellems, Ryan O; Black, Brooke; Bussey, Heidi; Bruna, Goncalves; Jensen, Mikaela; Vallejo, Sara
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Schoolwide Intervention Programs on Student and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate

  • Authors: Charlton, Cade ; Moulton, Sara ; Sabey, Christian; West, Richard
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Teacher praise and reprimands: The differential response of students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.

  • Authors: Downs, K ; Caldarella, Paul; Larsen, Ross Allen Andrew; Charlton, Cade T; Wills, H.; Kamps, D.; Wehby, J.
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Identifying critical incidents in the scale-up of state multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) projects

  • Authors: Charlton, Cade T; Sabey, Christian Vance; Melanie, Dawson; Dan, Pyle; Emily, Lund; Scott, Ross
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

A Review of Classwide or Universal Social, Emotional Behavioral Programs for Students in Kindergarten

  • Authors: Sabey, Christian Vance; Charlton, Cade T; Pyle , Danile ; Lignugaris-Kraft, Benjamin ; Ross, Scott
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal