2023: Linda Hayes

Linda Hayes is a Distinguished Faculty Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada and her graduate degrees from Western Michigan University. She was a member of the Behavior Analysis faculty at West Virginia University while completing her doctorate, after which she returned to Canada, taking a position at St. Mary’s University. Linda co-founded the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno on a self-capitalization model and served as its director for over a decade. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the training of behavior analysts including an Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, the Fred S. Keller Award for Teaching of Behavior Analysis from APA’s Division 25, an Outstanding Alumna Award from Western Michigan University and, for the program she founded, a SABA Award for Enduring Contributions to Behavior Analysis. Linda also founded UNR’s Satellite Programs in Behavior Analysis, currently serving students Saudi Arabia, China, and Kenya. Her efforts in this regard have earned her a Global Engagement Award from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a SABA International Development Award. Linda is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and has served two terms as its President. Linda’s scholarly interests have ranged from the experimental analysis of animal behavior to the logic of science. She has authored 13 books and over 180 journal articles and chapters.


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