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Dr Gregory Lieving elected as executive officer of MABA

WVU Tech faculty member, Dr. Gregory Lieving, was recently elected as an executive officer for the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA), a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Lieving will serve as president-elect for 2010-2011, and begin serving as president of the association in 2012.

The mission of MABA is to promote behavior analysis within the state of Maryland and the surrounding region through the advancement of basic and applied research, service, and training.

“Dr. Lieving’s election to this position is recognition of not only his peer’s evaluation of his expertise but also his leadership skills. Once again, organizations and individuals external to the Tech Community have recognized the exceptional quality of the Tech faculty,” states Campus Provost, Scott Hurst.

Dr. Lieving is an assistant professor and the director of the behavioral lab at WVU Tech, where he teaches courses in behavior modification, principles of learning, and the biological foundations of behavior. His specialty areas include behavioral psychology, the experimental analysis of human and animal behavior, applied behavior analysis, and research design and methods.

Prior to his position at WVU Tech he served as a behavioral researcher at Johns Hopkins University’s Kennedy-Krieger Institute working with children suffering from behavior disorders such as autism. Dr Lieving was also recently made an ad hoc reviewer of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.