Dr. McDonald is the Associate Executive Director for Long Island Programs and Chairperson of Eden II’s Research Review Committee. In addition, she is an Associate Professor in the Special Education Program at Hofstra University where she directs and teaches a course sequence in applied behavior analysis. She has nearly 25 years experience directing programs for students with autism spectrum disorders utilizing the principles of ABA. She received her Ph.D. in Learning Processes from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level and a licensed behavior analyst. Dr. McDonald currently serves on the Board of the New York State Council for Exceptional Children and a number of advisory boards.