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.

Robert Pennington

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University of Louisville


Robert Pennington, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Louisville. He has more than 20 years’ experience serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a variety of capacities including teacher, therapist, consultant, and researcher. In 2010, he received his doctorate in special education from the University of Kentucky, where he studied systematic instructional strategies applied to the development of writing repertoires for students with severe intellectual disabilities (ID). He also is a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. Most recently, he has served as executive director of the Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC), and a professor in the special education and behavior analyst preparation programs at the University of Louisville. Dr. Pennington has published his work in several refereed journals and book chapters, and presents nationally in the areas of communication, instructional strategies, and writing for students with ID/ASD. Finally, Dr. Pennington takes every opportunity to serve his community through parent and professional consultation and training, participation on advisory boards, and membership on the Executive Board of the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis.

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