The Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis (NWABA) is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International. We are dedicated to the science of behavior and its application to social issues. Our members live and work in the northwestern United States and western Canada.
A Brief History of NWABA
NWABA was only a gleam in the eyes of its founders who gathered in Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA in the late 1980s. This group of behavior analysts included Judy Agnew, Craig Jensen, Dick Malott, Sam Leigland, Joe Parsons, Michael Peters, David Polson, and Lars Watson. After a brief period of inactivity (2003-2008), NWABA is again an active participant among the affiliates of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
The first NWABA conference was held at The Inn at the Market in Seattle from October 27-29, 1989. Presenters included: Carol Naumann, Vikki Howard, Betty Fry Williams, Duane Lundervold, Randy Lee Williams, Sam Leigland, Michael Peters, Robert Kohlenberg, Craig Jensen, Steven Heldorn, Loran Acker, Judy Agnew, Joe Parsons, Stephanie Stein, James Walsh, Charles Lund, and many others.
Our subsequent meetings, presidents, and keynote speakers are listed below:
|1990||Committee||Seattle, WA||Karen Pryor|
|1991||Craig Jensen (Fircrest School)||Victoria, BC||Jack Michael|
|1992||Ken Lloyd (Central Washington University)||Seattle, WA||Sigrid Glenn & Dick Malott|
|1993||Betty Fry Williams (Gonzaga University)||Spokane, WA||Brian Iwata, Bernadette Kelly & John Cooper|
|1994||Joe Parsons (University of Victoria)||Seattle, WA||Steven Hayes, Joe Layng & Owen White|
|1995||Tom Brigham (Washington State University)||Eugene, OR||Allen Neuringer & Sigfried Englemann|
|1996||Kent Johnson (Morningside Academy)||Ellensburg, WA||Dan Bernstein & Herbert Severson|
|1997||Libby Street (Central Washington University)||Leavenworth, WA||Jim Johnston & Todd Risley|
|1998||Randy Williams (Gonzaga University)||Spokane, WA||Brian Iwata, Anita Archer, David Wacker, & Jack Michael|
|1999||David Schmitt (University of Washington)||Seattle, WA||Mark Sundberg, Vicci Tucci, Arthur Whimby, & Myra Linden|
|2000||Sam Leigland (Gonzaga University)||Leavenworth, WA||Philip Hineline|
|2001||Felix Billingsley (University of Washington)||Victoria, BA||Dick Malott & Todd Risley|
|2002||Libby Street (Central Washington University)||Ellensburg, WA||Robert O'Neill|
|2003||Kimberly Weber (Gonzaga University)||Spokane, WA||Patrick Friman & David Wacker|
|2009||Kimberly Weber (Gonzaga University)||Spokane, WA||Ilene Schwartz, Marcy Stein, & Marta Leon|
|2009-2010||Ryan Zayac (Central Washington University)||Spokane, WA||Peter Gerhardt & Gina Green|
|2010-2011||Dana Stevens (Whitworth University)||TBA||TBA|