Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


B.A. Loyola College, Baltimore, MD 1970 (Psychology)
M.S. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 1972 (Psychology)
Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 1974 (Clinical & School Psychology) Major Professor: Jon S. Bailey

Academic Appointments

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI: Assistant to Associate Professor (Psychology), 1974-1978

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD: Assistant to Associate Professor (Pediatrics & Psychiatry), 1978-1986

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Professor (Psychology & Psychiatry), 1986- present. Also: Director, Florida Center on Self-Injury; Director, Prader-Willi Syndrome Program

Visiting Appointments

American University, Drake University, Harvard Medical School, University of Granada, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Veracruz, USAF Medical Center, Western Michigan University

Editorial Appointments

Editor: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (1983-1986), Self-Injury Abstracts & Reviews (1992-2005)

Associate Editor: School Applications of Learning Theory (1976-1977), Education & Treatment of Children (1977-1978), Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (1978-1983)

Editorial Boards (past or current): American Journal of Mental Deficiency, Analysis & Intervention in Developmental Disabilities, Applied Research in Mental Retardation, Behavior Management Quarterly, Education & Treatment of Children, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Professional School Psychology, Research in Developmental Disabilities, The Behavior Analyst

Consulting Appointments (partial listing)

National Institute of Mental Health; National Institutes of Health; Oregon Dept. Justice; Depts. Health, Mental Health, or Mental Retardation for states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

Major Offices & Committee Chairs

Association for Behavior Analysis: Chair, Program Committee (1976-1978); President (1988-1989)

National Institutes of Health: Chair, Human Development Review Committee (1984-1988) Also member of three other review committees for NIH and NIMH

Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior: Vice President (1986-1987); President (1995-1997)

Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis: President (1988-1989)

American Psychological Association: President, Division 33 (1991-1992); Chair, Program Committee (1992-1993)

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis: President (1992-1993)

Honors & Awards

Fellow in the American Association on Mental Retardation, American Psychological Association, Association for Behavior Analysis, Association for Psychological Science
American Association on Mental Retardation: Richard B. Dillard Award for Excellence in Research, 1992

American Psychological Association (Division 25): D. F. Hake Award for Distinguished Contributions to Basic and Applied Research, 1997; Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Research, 2003

Association for Behavior Analysis: Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service, 1996

California Association for Behavior Analysis: Award for Outstanding Contributions to Behavior Analysis, 2002

North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis: Award for Outstanding Research Contributions, 2002

Florida State University: Doctoral Graduate of Distinction Award (Psychology), 2006

University of Florida: Teaching Award, 1994, 1998; Professorial Excellence Award, 1998; Research Foundation Professor, 2000; Dissertation Mentoring Award, 2004; Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award, 2004

Grants & Publications

  • Over $6 million in research grant support
  • Over 200 published articles, chapters, and texts (see research for partial listing)