Student Representative Elect
Will Fleming is a doctoral student studying behavior analysis under the advisement of Dr. Linda Hayes at the University of Nevada, Reno. Will received his BA in Applied Behavior Analysis and Anthropology from the University of Kansas where he conducted research in Dr. David Jarmolowicz’s Neuroeconomics laboratory and worked with Dr. Edward Morris in the Center for History of Behavior Analysis. Will has experience managing both non-human and human operant labs focusing on basic behavioral processes and complex verbal behavior, respectively. His research interests include the evolution of cultural behavior, philosophy of science, and discounting processes. Much of Will’s work explores similarities and differences between behavior analysis and interbehaviorism, perspectives that he believes have much to offer one another. He has recently received a Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Innovative Student Research Grant for his dissertation on experimentally analyzing cultural behavior and a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship from the University of Kansas for conducting research on the Miskitu Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. Will hopes his work will contribute to a rich tradition of investigating complex behavior from naturalistic science perspectives.
“I would love to be a Student Representative for NABA. I am well-versed in basic behavior analytic literature, competent with online interfaces, love problem solving, and familiar with standard conference decorum. Most of all, though, I am highly motivated to help an organization that has given so much to the Nevada behavior-analytic community. I believe in the priorities and initiatives of NABA—I am very pleased and impressed with the work NABA has done and what is trying to doing. I think an organization must constantly work on trying to expand its reach, and I think doing that work is really important. Conferences like that thrown by NABA every year are very important to the field, especially with respect to getting young, aspiring behavior analysts involved. I think I can help with that and advance NABA’s goals, as they are not only in the best interest of behavior analysts in Nevada but the field as a whole. I really just want to give back in a meaningful way, and I believe I can do so as Student Representative for NABA.”—Will