John W. Maag Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

John W. Maag is a professor of special education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he specializes the development and implementation of cognitive-behavioral interventions for children with major depressive disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some of these interventions include modifying stress inoculation training for use with children and adolescents who are depressed and display aggression. He has also developed and modified social skills training programs to include cognitive components for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Maag pioneered the use of self-graphing as an important efficacy enhancing component to include as part of self-monitoring interventions for students with both learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disorders as well as conducting component analyses. He has been investigating the impact of interventions developed from structural analysis as a method to both streamline and enhance functional behavioral assessment. His research has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Behavior Modification, The Journal of Special Education, Exceptional Children, and Remedial and Special Education.