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

Heward William

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. Dr. Heward has taught at universities in Brazil, Japan, Portugal, and Singapore and given lectures and workshops in 22 other countries. His publications include co-authoring the books Applied Behavior Analysis (3rd ed., Pearson, 2020), Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (12th ed., Pearson, 2022), and Let’s Make a Contract: A Positive Way to Change Your Chilld’s Behavior (Collective Book Studio, 2022). Awards recognizing Bill’s contributions to education and behavior analysis include the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 25, the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. A Fellow and Past President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Bill’s research interests include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction in inclusive classrooms.



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