meet our founder

Dr. Mawule A. Sevon


About Mawule 

School Psychologist | Behvaior Analyst | Keynote Speaker | Published Author

Mawule uses her behavioral approach to identify and mitigate the impacts of compound racial disparities in the U.S. education system. The glaring racial inequity in how disciplinary action is applied has most captured her attention and catalyzed the focus for her professional practice.  With a primary focus on inequity in disciplinary practices among young children, she works to increase educators’ and clinicians’ awareness and application of culturally responsive practices. With the specialization of diversity and social justice, Mawule has completed research, led workshops, and facilitated discussion throughout the United States and abroad.

Her philosophy centers around capacity building and empowering parents, educators, and communities by providing them with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Mawule also proudly seats on the board of directors of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts.  She founded The Key Consulting Firm specifically to have an impact on reducing racial inequity in schools by increasing the socially just work of educators.

Areas of expertise


Mawule is knowledgable about the following topics.:

Culturally Responsive…

  • Clinical practice
  • Education & teaching
  • Classroom management

Equity, Justice & Anti-Racism

Trauma-informed Schools & Childhood adversity

School Discipline crisis, theories and practice


Clinical Training 

Cheyney University

BA in Psychology

Bowie State 

Specialist in School Psychology

Florida Institute of Tech

ABAI Verified Course Sequences in Behavior Analysis 

Temple  University

PhD in School Psychology 

Select Publications 

Sevon, M.A. & Levi-Nielsen, S., & Tobin, R. M. (2021) Addressing Racism and Implicit Bias Part 2: A Response to the Framework for Effective Discipline. Communiqué 51, 1

Sevon, M.A. & Levi-Nielsen, S., & Tobin, R. M. (2021) Addressing Racism and Implicit Bias Part 1: A Response to the Framework for Effective Discipline. Communiqué 45, 10-15

Sevon, M.A., & Dowtin, L.L. (2020) They Tested with Stress: Solving Racial Injustice in Assessment by Acknowledging Adverse Childhood Experiences. In. G.Muschert, K. Budd, M. Christian, R. Perrucci (Eds.), Agenda for Social Justice; Solution 2020.The Bristol University Press, University of Bristol 

Capell, S.T., & Sevon, M.A. (2020) Applied Behavior Analysis Within the African American Community. In B. Conners & S.T. Capell (Eds.), Multiculturalism and Diversity in Applied Behavior Analysis: Bridging Theory and Application. Routledge


Invited presentations

Keynote Presentation: Equity in Practice: How Practitioners Can Integrate Equity and Justice in Their Clinical Practice at the 39th Annual NJ Autism Conference Virtual (2021)

Keynote panel: Diversity and Inclusion in Behavior analysis: continuing and furthering the conversation at the Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) 2020 Conference

Keynote Presentation: Mindful Activism at the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood 2020 Trainer’s Conference

Panel moderator: Beyond Inclusion: Let’s talk race, culture, and ASD at the 2020 Geneva Centre for Autism International Virtual Symposium

Panel: Behavior Analysts and Racism: A Frank Discussion at the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA;2020)

Panel: Advocacy, Activism, and Social Justice at the 40th Annual School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis Conference (2020)

Presentation: Behavior 101: The basics of analyzing behaviors Ottawa Catholic School Board 2021 ABA in your Classroom Conference

Presentation: I am more than my adversities: Supporting students with childhood adversity at the 2020 Geneva Centre for Autism International Virtual Symposium

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Transforming the education of Black children.

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