Congratulations to the 2019 Hemingway Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is Dr. Richard (Rick) Smith from the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Smith has spent his career teaching in and leading the behavior analysis department at UNT. In addition to producing a distinguished record of research and service to the discipline, he has helped train hundreds of students in the compassionate and evidence-based treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities, many of whom have remained in Texas today where they are integral parts of the service-delivery landscape. Dr. Smith developed a state-of-the-art program for the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problem within the state system. For almost three decades, this program has served important client and personnel-preparation needs. Dr. Smith has also worked with multiple Texas state departments to help influence improved regulations for behavioral services for person with developmental disabilities, help promote behavior-analytic services in the state’s child welfare program, and promote sound licensure for behavior analysts in Texas. Mr. Hemingway would have been especially pleased with these accomplishments, and with the collegial and thoughtful manner through which they were achieved. Congratulations, Rick!