Are you interested in the science of behavior change to make the world a better place? Tune into our inaugural World Behavior Analysis Day Podcast and listen to Dr. Julie Vargas share her insight and anecdotes about her life, work, and father B.F. Skinner.
Dr. Julie Vargas is an American author, educator, and behavior analyst. She is the oldest child of B. F. and Eve Skinner. In addition to her bachelor's degree in music from Radcliffe College, she holds a master's degree in music education from Columbia University, as well as a doctorate in educational research from the University of Pittsburgh.
Her teaching career at West Virginia University spanned more than 30 years in the College of Human Resources and Education. Dr. Vargas was a founding editor of The Behavior Analyst and a former president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. She is president of the B. F. Skinner Foundation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has written or co-authored four books, including Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching, released in 2009.
During this episode, Dr. Vargas graciously shares her experiences as a teacher, researcher, and behavior analyst, as well as her efforts to continue her father's work, the renowned behavioral scientist B.F. Skinner, through the B.F. Skinner Foundation.
We are honored to have such a distinguished scholar share her insights with our listeners!
Show Note Links:
Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching Text
The Shame of American Education Article
The Shame of American Education Video
Morningside Academy Podcast
Precision Teaching: Discoveries and Effects
Training Cats Anecdote by Deborah Buzan
B.F. Skinner: The Last Few Days
B.F. Skinner Books