The 2022 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award

Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D

Each year, the BACB honors an individual with the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award to commemorate the life and contributions of Michael Hemingway, who played a central role in the development of behavior analyst certification in Florida before serving as a founding director of the BACB. Michael’s commitments to the profession of applied behavior analysis and to increasing access to services are reflected in the behavior of the individual who receives this award.

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D. Dr. Fisher is currently the Henry Rutgers Endowed Professor of Pediatrics in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a core faculty member of the Brain Health Institute, and the director of the Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services, all at Rutgers University. Dr. Fisher’s professional contributions fulfill both criteria for this award: helping increase access to quality ABA services and developing sound public policy in behavior analysis. In addition to his record as one of the discipline’s top applied researchers, Dr. Fisher has overseen and/or developed 4 state-of-the-art clinical research programs for autism and developmental disabilities (at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Marcus Autism Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, and Rutgers University); served as editor-in-chief of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; helped improve access to ABA services through legislative activity in Nebraska; and served as a principal author of the current CPT® billing codes used nationally in applied behavior analysis. We are thankful to Dr. Fisher for his many distinguished contributions, which have greatly benefitted our science, our practice, and most importantly, the consumers of ABA services.

Reporting Alleged Ethics Violations Based on Publicly Available Documentation

Reporting Alleged Ethics Violations Based on Publicly Available Documentation

By the BACB

This video explores the Publicly Documented Alleged Violation reporting option. Please watch to learn about reporting requirements and considerations, the submission process, and more. Visit our Reporting Alleged Violations Based on Publicly Available Documentation web page for additional information.

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BACB Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our recent Board of Directors election: Breanne Hartley, BCBA-D, was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board. We offer our congratulations to Dr. Hartley and extend our gratitude to the candidates for running. Thank you to all of the certificants who participated in this important election.

We also wish to congratulate and thank Marlene Brown, BCBA, and James Moore, BCBA-D, who were both appointed by the Board to serve a second term.