Emek Yezreel College
Dr. Amos Rolider is professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Emek Yezreel College in Israel and director of the ABA certification program at the University of Tel Aviv. His research has contributed to effective interventions across a wide range of applications including highway safety, acquired head injury, learning disabilities, challenging behaviors, and sports psychology. Especially laudable is Dr. Rolider's work in two areas: the prevention of school bullying and making behavioral interventions accessible to families. He is one of the few behavior analysts doing systematic work on school bullying and is considered a leading authority on the topic. An anti-bullying program developed by Dr. Rolider, "A Comprehensive Program for Creating a Positive and Safe School Climate," has been adopted by the Israeli Ministry of Education in its effort to combat violence in schools. Dr. Rolider is co-host of Parenting with Love, a 1-hour weekly TV program now in its sixth year. He also hosts a popular 2-hour weekly call-in radio program for parents and writes a weekly column on parenting. Recognizing Dr. Rolider's impact on making a behavior analytic approach to parenting understandable and accessible to thousands of Israeli families, SABA named him the recipient of its 2009 Award for Effective Presentation of Behavior Analysis in the Mass Media.