Jessica N. Torelli, PhD, BCBA-D


Jessie Torelli is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia in the department of Communication Sciences and Special Education. Before earning her PhD, she was a public school teacher and practicing behavior analyst. Her research focuses on applying evidence-based practices in classroom settings to promote students’ social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes.

Dr. Torelli is accepting doctoral student applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Single-case experimental design


  • Teacher professional development
  • Preventive behavior interventions
  • Function-based assessment and intervention
  • Functional analysis



  •  Ph.D. in Special Education, 2020
    Vanderbilt University
  •  M.Ed. in Special Education, 2015
    Vanderbilt University