James E. Carr
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Jim Carr received his Ph.D. from Florida State University and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). In this important leadership role, he has advanced the status of applied behavior analysis and its parent discipline, behavior analysis, to new levels of visibility, acceptance, and respect. His professional service record is long and varied, comprising work on behalf of several state, national, and international behavior analysis organizations as well as some autism service programs and the BACB. In his role as a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno; Western Michigan University; and Auburn University, Dr. Carr has trained and inspired a cadre of professional behavior analysts, many of whom have established outstanding research and academic careers. Dr. Carr has also made sustained scholarly contributions to the field, with more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals both within and outside of behavior analysis. The majority of these articles report experimental evaluations of behavior analytic interventions designed to improve the functioning and quality of life for children and adults with developmental or acquired disabilities. He has also served on the editorial boards and as an associate editor of a number of leading behavior analysis journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and Behavior Analysis in Practice.