Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


ABAI is a member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM, the strategic focus of which is to, “[build] communities actively intolerant of sexual and intersecting bases of harassment and [build] bridges for collective efforts across STEMM—among societies, academic and research institutions, teaching hospitals and others, as well as researchers, faculty, and students.”


Click here for information about the inaugural Scholarly Contributions to DEI Paper Competition (deadline March 15, 2021).


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board

Objective: To provide support for efforts to foster a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the behavior analysis and ABAI.


Board Coordinator

Dr. Carol Pilgrim   (2019–2022)


Council Liaison

Kent Johnson


Board Members

Shahla Ala'i

Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal

Elizabeth Fong

R. Wayne Fuqua

Ramona Houmanfar

Frances McSweeney

Jomella Watson-Thompson


Modifed by Eddie Soh