Ruth Anne Rehfeldt

2016-10-18-01_Ruthanne Rehfeldt - Rehabilitation Institute

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, is a Department Chair and full Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus. Ruth Anne has master’s and doctoral degrees in Psychology from the University of Nevada, and prior to moving to Chicagoland, was in a variety of faculty and administrative roles at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Ruth Anne has been honored for her teaching and research through the receipt of a number of awards. She is a fellow of both the Associations for Behavior Analysis International and Contextual Behavior Science, designations bestowed upon individuals for exemplary performance in research, teaching, and service. She has served as President for the Association for Behavior Analysis International and has published several papers on the role of music in promoting the health, well-being, and cultural evolution of a community or culture. 

Alongside her professional career in academia, Ruth Anne has had a long engagement in classical music as an important life activity. Ruth Anne has played the viola since the age of 10. She began playing in semi-professional and volunteer community orchestras at the age of 16, and has played in a community orchestra in nearly every city in which she has lived. She is a firm believer in the role of the arts in promoting social change and the health, well-being, and vitality, of a community. 

Ruth Anne is a proud member of the DuPage Symphony viola section and honored to be serving on the Board of Directors.