Janet Koch Ellis (’74 M.A., ’81 Ph.D.), 89, of Denton, Professor Emerita of behavior analysis, a program she was instrumental in developing at UNT, died Oct. 28. In her 30 years at UNT, she worked closely with many students in her lab, and her published lab work results led to some of the first reports on functional analysis in public schools in the world. She was a founding member and the second president of the Texas Association of Behavior Analysis.
She and her husband, Edward Ellis, were lifetime members of the UNT Alumni Association and supported the athletics department and College of Health and Public Service. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 at her home. For details, email CelebrateJanet@googlegroups.com. Memorials may be made to The Ruth and Joe Koch Behavior Analysis Research Endowment at UNT.