Dr. Henry S. (Hank) Pennypacker, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Florida, received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1962 under Gregory Kimble, who introduced him to Ogden Lindsley. A lifelong friendship developed that led Dr. Pennypacker to behavior analysis. Focusing on education, Dr. Pennypacker developed with Jim Johnston a behavioral technology of college teaching that influenced the careers of many leaders. Later they produced a basic methods text, now in its third edition. As chair of the Peer Review Committee in Florida during the late 1970s, Dr. Pennypacker launched the effort to certify behavioral service delivery workers. This evolved into the present-day BACB. For the past several decades, he has focused on building and disseminating a technology of manual breast examination as a means of early cancer detection. This serves as the platform for his work on technology transfer. Dr. Pennypacker has been president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and of ABAI, and has been chair of the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies since 2001.
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