Dr. Hugh-Pennie is an Instructor for the BCaBA program of HKABA at Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. She is the current President of the Hong Kong Association for Behavior Analysis and Director of Inclusive Education at The Harbour School. She earned her Ph.D. in 2007 from Columbia University where she completed her research under the tutelage of Dr. Douglas Greer on the “Effects of Auditory Consequences on Non-Contextual Verbal Behavior: Palilalia." She holds an M.Ed. in Instructional Practice and Curricular Design and earned her BS in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She has held the rank of Assistant Professor in Departments of Education and Educational Psychology: Inclusive Special Education at: Mercy College, Brock University, and the University of Western Ontario. She is a certified Special Education Teacher (K-12) in the US and Canada. She founded the Verbal Behavior Student Research Competition of the VB-SIG (est. 2002) dedicated to increasing student research in verbal behavior. She has served as invited reviewer and/or sat on the editorial review boards of several peer reviewed journals including: The Journal for Early Intensive Behavior Intervention, Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and Global Education Review.