Who we Are

The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting scholarly interchange in behavior analysis through its annual Fall convention. The Board and conference operation managers are professional behavior analysts who volunteer their time to promote and share the science and ideas of our field to our region

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MABA Executive Council

Amanda Karsten
Grand Valley State University (term ends 2021)​​

President Elect
Stephen Walker
Northern Illinois University (term ends 2021)

Past President
Tiffany Kodak
Marquette University (term ends 2021)

Operations Coordinator
Julie Ackerlund Brandt
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Board of Directors


Jessica Juanico, University of Kansas (term ends 2021)

Sarah Mead Jasperse, Emirates College for Advanced Education (term ends 2021)

Vanessa Minervini, Creighton University (term ends 2022)
Jonathan K. Fernand, Aurora University (term ends 2022)
Tyler C. Re, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, (term ends 2023)
Student Representative
Sara Diaz de Villegas
University of Kansas (term ends 2021​)
Seth Whiting
Central Michigan University (term ends 2021)

Previous MABA Presidents

2019 - Tiffany Kodak, Marquette University

2018 - Thomas Critchfield, Illinois State University

2017 - Jeffrey Tiger, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2016 - Carla Lagorio, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

2015 - Derek Reed, University of Kansas
​2014 - Jonathan Baker, Southern Illinois University
​2013 - Adam Derenne, University of North Dakota
​2012 - Diana Walker, ​The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
​2011 - Cynthia Pietras, Western Michigan University
2010 - Mark Dixon, Southern Illinois University
2009 - Kevin Klatt, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
2008 - James Carr, Western Michigan University
2007 - Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Southern Illinois University
2006 - Jeffrey Weatherly, University of North Dakota
2005 - Gregory Madden, Utah State University
2004 - Larry Alferink, Illinois State University
2003 - Wayne Fuqua, Western Michigan University
2002 - Tony Cuvo, Southern Illinois University
2001 - Jack Michael, Western Michigan University​​