James E. Carr, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. His professional interests include behavior analyst credentialing, behavioral assessment and treatment of developmental disabilities, verbal behavior, and practitioner training. Dr. Carr has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters on these and other topics. A Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Dr. Carr received the 2017 Jerry Shook Award from APBA and the 2017 Azrin Distinguished Contributions to Applied Behavior Analysis Award from APA’s Division 25. He is the past editor-in-chief of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and has served on the editorial boards of 10 other behavior analysis journals, including four appointments as associate editor. Dr. Carr is the past president of the Colorado, Alabama, and Mid-American Associations for Behavior Analysis. He received his doctorate in 1996 from Florida State University under the mentorship of Dr. Jon Bailey, and previously served on the behavior analysis faculties at the University of Nevada, Reno (1996-1999), Western Michigan University (1999-2008), and Auburn University (2008-2011).