Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


ABAI's membership outreach, support, application review, and recognition of outstanding contributors to the field are coordinated by the Membership Board and its committees. More information about membership in ABAI is located here.


Membership Board

Objective: To develop, improve, and disseminate best practices in the recruitment, retention, and recognition of members.


Board Coordinator

Rocío Rosales (2022–2025)


Council Liaison

M. Christopher Newland (2022–2025) 


Special Interest Group Committee

Objective: To contribute to the vitality and development of specific interests in behavior analysis within ABAI.


Committee Chair

Robert K. Ross (2017–2026)


Application Review Committee

Objective: To review applications for Full membership and determine whether the criteria for Full membership are met.


Committee Chair

Jonathan Friedel (2020–2026)


Committee Members
  • Kelly Banna (20222025)
  • Sherry Serdikoff (20222025)
  • Christina Peters (2023–2026)


Student Committee

The Student Committee facilitates the involvement of Student members of ABAI and encourages students of behavior analysis to develop professionally. The committee sponsors the Professional Development Series at the ABAI annual convention to address issues relevant to students, and has representation on the Executive Council. More information about ABAI's Student Committee is located here.


Objective: To provide organizational support enabling student members to develop professionally and contribute to behavior analysis.


Committee Chair

Ky'Aria Moses (2023–2026)


Committee Members

Rita Olla (2020–2025)

Madison Imler (2024–2027)

Modifed by Eddie Soh