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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.

Jeannie A. Golden

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East Carolina University


Dr. Jeannie Golden is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Florida State University in 1981.  Dr. Golden has worked as a teacher and school psychologist and had a private practice in Greenville, NC, where she worked with children and adolescents with behavior problems and their families for over 15 years.  Dr. Golden has taught in the Psychology Department at East Carolina University for 32 years and became the first nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst in North Carolina in December of 2000. Dr. Golden received the East Carolina University Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award in May of 2001 and the UNC Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award in April of 2009. She also received the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Honorary Lifetime Membership Award in September of 1994, the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis Fred S. Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award in February of 2005, and the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis Do Things Award for Outstanding and Sustained Contributions in February of 2013. Dr. Golden also received the ECU Scholarship of Engagement Award in 2012 due to her work with school-based mental health in Greene County and Rocky Mount. Recently, Dr. Golden has received grants from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources with the NC Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Golden has several publications and has been guest editor for professional journals three times in the last few years. Dr. Golden has been a presenter throughout the United States, as well as in Belgium, Italy, England and Australia.

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