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.

Brian K. Martens

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Dr. Brian K. Martens received his Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1985. After a stint as a school psychologist in New Orleans, he joined the faculty of Syracuse University in 1986. He currently holds the rank of professor and in 2009 served as chair of the Department of Psychology. Dr. Martens’s work spans applied behavior analysis, translational research, school psychology, and the quantitative analysis of behavior. He has more than 90 articles, 25 chapters, and 6 texts. Dr. Martens has published extensively in the area of school psychology, focusing on issues such as assessment practices and behavioral consultation. He has also published studies on behavioral economics, matching, descriptive assessments, severe problem behavior, and stimulus control. Dr. Martens is a well-respected teacher, and the accomplishments of his students underscore his versatility as a researcher and mentor. Many of his students hold faculty appointments in various school psychology and education programs and have made major contributions to these fields. Dr. Martens’s accomplishments have been recognized by the American Psychological Association (he is a Fellow and a recipient of the Lightner Witmer Award for Research) and Syracuse University (which has given him multiple awards including the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, and the Faculty Advisor of the Year Award). His extensive professional service includes work on a U.S. Department of Education panel on single-case research, as editor of the Journal of Behavioral Education, and as associate editor of both the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and School Psychology Quarterly.

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