Jon S. Bailey
Florida State University, Panama City
Dr. Jon Bailey's contributions have spanned a number of areas over the past four decades. He has mentored 63 Ph.D. students, many of whom have gone on to careers of excellence. This is no small task because he has been the lone behavior analyst in his department for many years. He also is a superb teacher at the undergraduate level and has received numerous university awards for instructional excellence. Dr. Bailey has been the moving force behind the growth of behavior analysis throughout the state of Florida. He was a member of the state review committee for behavior analysis in the 1970s, he founded the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis in 1980, and he initiated the meetings of the Organizational Behavior Management Network in the 1990s. Finally, it should be noted that Dr. Bailey is also an eminent researcher. The largest proportion of his work has been published in the flagship journal of our field, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Many of his articles were innovative in defining new areas of research for applied behavior analysts. He is currently "semi-retired" and teaching in the FSU Panama City master's in ABA program as emeritus professor of psychology.