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.

William L. Heward

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The Ohio State University


William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is professor emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Bill has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, a visiting professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and has given lectures and workshops in 18 other countries. His publications include more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and nine books, including Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd ed. (2007, co-authored with John Cooper and Tim Heron) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, 10th ed. (2013), which have been translated into several foreign languages. Awards recognizing Dr. Heward’s contributions to behavior analysis and education include the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 25, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. A Fellow and past president of ABAI, Bill’s research interests include "low-tech" teaching methods for classroom instruction.



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