Raymond Pitts and Christine Hughes
Raymond C. Pitts received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1989. After a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Wake Forest Medical School, he took a job as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In 1996, he moved to the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, and has been there ever since. He achieved his current rank of Professor in 2005. Dr. Pitts has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Behavior Analyst, and routinely reviews for a variety of other journals, including Behavioural Processes and Psychopharmacology. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and has been published in journals such as Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Psychopharmacology, Behavioural Pharmacology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Behavioural Processes, and Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Christine Hughes received her MS and Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Florida and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently is an associate professor and graduate coordinator in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where there is a master’s program in applied behavior analysis. Dr. Hughes conducts translational research in the areas of punishment, schedules of reinforcement, and behavioral pharmacology, specifically the effects of prescription drugs on impulsive choices and on punished behavior. Dr. Hughes has been program chair for behavioral pharmacology and toxicology for ABAI; program chair, secretary, and president of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis; and president of Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association. She also was an associate editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and is a member of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior board.