Why be a Behavior Analyst featuring keynote speaker Dr. William L. Heward

Dr. William Heward to speak at CSU
Thursday, November 6
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Julka Hall atrium


CSU Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award

The CSU Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research award is made possible by a generous donation from one of the world leaders in behavior analysis, Dr. Willliam Heward. The purpose of the award is to support student research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practices/environmentally friendly behavior change. Any applied, basic, or translational study to be conducted as an undergraduate honors thesis, master's thesis, or doctoral dissertation with a primary goal of increasing understanding of human behavior and environmental preservation/enhancement is eligible for consideration.

Click here to access the Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Student Research Award Application form.

Cleveland State University’s College of Education and Human Services presents Why be a Behavior Analyst featuring keynote speaker Dr. William L. Heward from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in the Julka Hall atrium, 2485 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.  The event is free and open to the public.

Why be a Behavior Analyst will provide several examples of how behavior analysis is being used to improve the human experience in multiple areas.  Behavior analysis has the potential to make the world a better place.  Five reasons will be offered for why someone should become a behavior analyst, as well as recommended actions that behavior analysts can take to narrow the gap between their potential and their limited impact to date.

Dr. William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Portugal; a Visiting Scholar at the National Institute of Education in Singapore; a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and at the University of São Paulo, Brazil; and has given lectures and workshops in 17 other countries.

Dr. Heward has also published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters along with nine books, including Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd ed. (2007, co-authored with John Cooper and Tim Heron) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, 10th ed. (2013), which have been translated into several foreign languages.

Awards recognizing Dr. Heward’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 former President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Dr. Heward’s research interests include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction; and adapting curriculum and instruction to promote the generalization and maintenance of knowledge and skills.