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.

Executive Council



Past President

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt
Waubonsee Community College


M. Christopher Newland
Auburn University


Kent Johnson
Morningside Academy

Past President Ex-Officio

Carol Pilgrim
University of North Carolina Wilmington




Applied Representative
Claire St. Peter
West Virginia University

Experimental Representative
Mark Reilly
Central Michigan University

International Representative
Marcelo Benvenuti
University of São Paulo

Member at Large
Jomella Watson-Thompson
University of Kansas

Member at Large
Martha Pelaez
Florida International University

Student Representative
Rita Olla
University of Nevada, Reno

Incoming Student Representative
Ky’Aria Moses
Western Michigan University

Chief Executive Officer/Secretary-Treasurer

Malott Maria

Maria E. Malott
Association for Behavior Analysis International


Committees Reporting to the Executive Council


Fellows Committee


Finance Committee


Full Member Nomination Committee


Student Member Nomination Committee


Modifed by Eddie Soh