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

Carol Pilgrim
University of North Carolina Wilmington


Ruth Anne Rehfeldt
Waubonsee Community College


M. Christopher Newland
Auburn University




Applied Representative
Claire St. Peter
West Virginia University

Experimental Representative
Chris Hughes
University of North Carolina Wilmington

International Representative
Deisy das Graças de Souza
Universidade Federal de São Carlos

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

Chief Executive Officer/Secretary-Treasurer

Malott Maria

Maria E. Malott
Association for Behavior Analysis International

Incoming Executive Council Members (2023 - 2026)


Click here to view information about the incoming executive council members.



Committees Reporting to the Executive Council


Fellows Committee


Finance Committee


Full Member Nomination Committee


Student Member Nomination Committee


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