Tate earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1996 from Carnegie-Mellon University and his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2004 from the Florida Institute of Technology. Tate became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), in 2004. Tate has been working with adults and children with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, since 1997. In 2013, Tate joined the Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville as an Assistant Professor.

Tate has worked in private and group home settings, early intervention clinics, day programs, forensic and psychiatric settings, ICF developmental facilities, schools, and in private ABA practice. Tate has experience providing Functional and Verbal Behavior Assessments with Treatment to adults and children of all ages. Tate has designed specific trainings in research-based procedures to assist parents in having the most effective interactions with their children. As a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Tate helps people who engage in socially significant behaviors providing high-quality ABA Therapy to clients at the Costello Center, in their homes and or in the community.

In 2014, Tate was asked to train internationally, traveling to Bosnia- Herzegovina. In 2017, Tate attended the ABA International Conference in Paris, France. Tate has presented at the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference and was a Co-Instructor for the Florida Tech Professional Development Program.

Personally, Tate has been married 10+ years and enjoys spending time with his family including two children by the beach or out on the water. He also enjoys writing, watching sports or movies, and listening to music.

Tate McGhee, MS, BCBA