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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #137
Professional Development Series: On the Pros and Cons of Completing a Post Doc
Sunday, May 27, 2012
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
611 (Convention Center)
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Shana R. Bailey (West Virginia University)
JEFFREY J. EVERLY (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg)
MIRARI ELCORO (Armstrong Atlantic State University)
STEVEN R. LAWYER (Idaho State University)
JOHN C. BORRERO (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

When planning for a career after graduate school, you are faced with the difficult decision of what comes next. Some graduates choose to complete post-doctoral fellowships, but others choose to move directly into faculty or other positions. Some of the panelists for this professional development event completed post-doctoral fellowships, but others accepted faculty or other positions immediately following graduate school. Panelists will discuss their personal history of either being or not being a post doc, as well as, their current academic positions. Panelists will discuss some of the positive and negative impacts the decision to do or not do a post doc had on their current careers. Based on their own experiences, panelists will provide recommendations and advice about developing careers in behavior analysis. Hearing from panelists who have taken different paths to achieving their current positions should be helpful to students who are planning for the next step in their careers after graduate school.

Keyword(s): Post Doc, Professional Development



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