Dr. Lee Mason is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D) and an assistant professor of special education at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he is director of the Autism Research Center. He has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual disabilities since 2000.
Dr. Mason received his BA in humanities from Trinity University, MEd in special education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and PhD in education from Utah State University. Dr. Mason taught special education in public, private, and residential schools, and currently directs the TEAM Autism Center. He teaches graduate courses in special education and applied behavior analysis. Dr. Mason’s current research interests include behavioral phenomenology, discrimination training, and the multiple control of verbal behavior.
Alonzo Alfredo Andrews is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is currently the UTSA Autism Research Center's Specialist. He previously served as the director of the Autism Treatment Center in San Antonio; during his 24-year tenure he provided services and support to individuals with autism spectrum disorders to include the provision of residential programming for children and adults, on-site operation of a Texas Education Agency approved nonpublic school, vocational training, and out-patient rehabilitation therapies.
Mr. Andrews has participated in research relevant to autism in the areas of biomedicine, communication, functional behavior analysis, and service delivery technologies which have led to a dozen peer-reviewed publications. His clinical interests have engaged him in diverse projects such as involving telediagnostics, architectural design, and the development of a computer simulation training program for caregivers of children with autism Behavior Breakthroughs™ with Southwest Research Institute available as a 6-level game and two apps.
He routinely presents on autism at state, national, and international conferences. Alonzo Andrews was presented the Dr. Billy F. Cowart Award for Teaching, Service, and Leadership in Autism, by the Texas A&M International University, College of Education in 2010.