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

Mark Mattaini
Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago


Peter Killeen
Arizona State University


Erin Rasmussen
Idaho State University



Applied Representative
Kent Johnson
Morningside Academy

Experimental Representative
M. Christopher Newland
Auburn University

International Representative
Per Holth
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Dixon Mark

Member at Large
Ruth Anne Rehfeldt
Southern Illinois University

Member at Large
Anthony Biglan
Oregon Research Institute

Student Representatives

Past Student Representative

Kathryn Roose
University of Nevada, Reno

Student Representative

Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal
University of Nevada, Reno

Student Representative-Elect

Allyson Salzer
University of Kansas

Chief Executive Officer/Secretary-Treasurer

Malott Maria

Maria E. Malott
Association for Behavior Analysis International

Former Presidents of ABAI


Committees Reporting to the Executive Council


Fellows Committee


Finance Committee


Full Member Nomination Committee


Student Member Nomination Committee


Social Media Task Force
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