Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Behavioral Sciences and Education
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Dr. Foxx is a professor of psychology at Penn State. He is an adjunct professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine of the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Foxx has published eight books. He co-edited two books Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism and Controversial Therapies for Developmental Disabilities. His latest book is Interventions for treating the eating problems of children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. He has written over 130 scientific publications, made 13 training films, and given over 2000 talks on applied behavior analysis. He has lectured in 17 foreign countries and 47 U.S. states. He is the editor-in-chief of Behavioral Interventions and is on the editorial board of six scientific journals. Dr. Foxx is a fellow in five divisions of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, The Association for Behavior Analysis- International, and the American Association on Mental Retardation. He was the president of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis; the Association for Behavior Analysis; and the Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities of the American Psychological Association. His awards included Lifetime Achievement Award (1998) and Significant Contributions to Behavior Analysis Award (2001) from the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, honorary member of the Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis (1998), Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Award for Effective Presentation of Behavior Analysis in the Mass Media (2003), and the inaugural John Jacobson award from Division 33 of the American Psychological Association (2007). He cofounded the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, was its first President and serves as its executive director. He was president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association on Mental Retardation. He has served as an expert witness in many court cases involving individuals with special needs. He is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.