Ron Van Houten, Ph.D.

 


Ron Van Houten, Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
Professor of Psychology



 

 

 

Dr. Van Houten received his BA from SUNY at Stony Brook and his MA and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University where he received training in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. Van Houten has published extensively in JABA on a wide variety of problems, ranging from the education of inner city youth and children with “learning disabilities”, the treatment of children and adults with developmental delays, the treatment of clinical problems in children, traffic safety, energy conservation, and aviation safety. Currently Dr. Van Houten is a member of the Transportation Research Board and a member of the National Committee for Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He is a past AE for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and a Fellow of the ABAI. Dr. Van Houten received award for Scientific Translation Promoting the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) in 2015 and the Patricia F. Waller Award from the Transportation Research Board (of the National Academies of Sciences conferred in 2014 for his work on changing the driving culture on a city wide basis. Follow-up data show that the behavior change actually increased further at a four-year follow-up measure. He is also an avid pilot flying power aircraft and gliders and a flight instructor.