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Ron Van Houten

Dr. Van Houten received his BA from SUNY at Stony Brook and his MA and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University where he received training in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. Van Houten has published 42 papers in JABA on a wide variety of problems, ranging from the education of inner city youth and children with “learning disabilities”, the treatment of children and adults with developmental delays, the treatment of clinical problems in children, traffic safety, energy conservation, and aviation safety. He has also published 6 papers JEAB. Currently Dr. Van Houten is a member of the Transportation Research Board and a member of the National Committee for Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He is a past AE for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and a Fellow of the ABAI. In 2013 he received the Waller Award from the National Academy of Science and in 2015 he received the Award for Scientific Translation Impact of Science on Application from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. Dr Van Houten is also an avid pilot flying power aircraft and gliders and a flight instructor.