2004: Michael Hemingway (awarded posthumously)

Mr. Michael Hemingway earned his master’s in behavior analysis at the University of Manitoba in 1976. After working as a behavior analyst in Michigan, he moved to Florida in 1986 to become behavior analyst consultant for the Developmental Disabilities Office of the Florida Department of Children and Families, and in 1994 became senior behavior analyst there. In these positions, he coordinated and further developed the watershed Florida statewide behavior analysis services and oversight system. Mr. Hemingway was elected to the Executive Committee of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA), and later served as its president. He was awarded FABA’s Charles Cox Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 for outstanding contributions to behavior analysis in Florida. Mr. Hemingway ’s sphere of influence permeated all aspects of behavior analysis in Florida, and his contributions to behavior analysis extended to national and international levels. He was a founding member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB’s) Board of Directors, and helped ensure the successful transformation of Florida’s behavior analyst certification program into the international certification of the BACB. 


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