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Who We Are

Brian Brutzman, Ph.D., BCBA

Jenna Brutzman, M.A.T.

Behavioral Academics, LLC

was founded by Brian and Jenna Brutzman, who have collectively educated and met the behavioral needs of hundreds of students and their families in Michigan, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.  Brian and Jenna have been married since 2016 and share a passion for equality in education and social justice. They founded Behavioral Academics to help students, teachers, schools, and families maximize their potential through data driven solutions.  Brian and Jenna believe that the mantra of "Established Science for Student Success" means that all students deserve an equal chance to learn, thrive, and access an education that works for them. They look forward to hearing your challenges and helping you meet them head on.

Brian Brutzman, Ph.D., BCBA

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Brian is a licensed behavior analyst in Michigan and New York with more than a decade of experience as a behavioral consultant. He has previously served as clinical coordinator for the Global Psychiatric Epidemiology Group at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His published research spans various topics such as childhood social skill development, mental health during disasters, knowledge brokerage, and school-based intervention.  He is passionate about helping students achieve their potential in school and specializes in the mitigation of complex and challenging problem behavior in the home, school, and community settings. Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, a master's degree in General Psychology from New York University and a doctorate in Social-Personality Psychology from Michigan State University with a specialization in Quantitative Methodology and Evaluation Science.

Jenna Brutzman,


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Before co-founding Behavioral Academics, Jenna was responsible for educating students in Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degree in Teaching from Loyola University Maryland.  She has consistently been recognized for excellence in pedagogy, and videos of Jenna's engaging teaching style have been shown over and over again to help teachers in graduate programs learn how to get the best from their students. Jenna is a prior recipient of the Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship and has also served as a faculty manager for Kaplan Test Prep. She left the field briefly to pursue her other passion of pastry making.  Jenna graduated first in her class from the International Culinary Center's pastry program (formerly the French Culinary Institute) and was recruited to work in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan.  However, Jenna's first passion was always teaching and before long, she had to get back into the classroom to  help students from all walks of life achieve their true potential.

Meet The Team

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